In my first articles, I have told you briefly about what social bookmarking is. Now, it is time for me to guide you on how to get started with this brand new sites, ScholarsCamp. Oh yeah, by the way, ScholarsCamp is the first social bookmarking site that is specially build to organize your collection of scholarship informations, articles, awards, or even competitions.
Okay, here we go:
1. First Step
It is easy and simple to sign up and get an account here. Just click register and fill all the form there. No we don’t need that much. Though we only need four things about you. Username (what your account in here is), your email, your password, and that weird password again. That’s it.
2. Second Step
After you get that lovely account, now you can log in into your profile here. There are a bunch of activities you can do when you have already jump into your profile. Check this out:
1. Personal Info
This is the section where you can see information about yourself. There are some subsection here and I bet you already familiar with these. Here they are:
1) View my friends
The list of others ScholarsCamp member you’ve already add as your friend.
2) View people who’ve added me as a friend
The list of your would-become-friend. If you have becoming Friendster user, you must know this section; this is the friend request section.
3) Search Users
Of course you know what this section mean to you. Don’t push me explain it to scholars like you .
The list of bookmarked information that belong to you. Well, how many stuff had you add? Since this is an online social bookmarking, you don’t depend on your browser. Instead, you will gain flexibility to access it online for 24/7 worldwide as long as you have the internet connection.
This is place for your stuff which gain popularity here. Congratulation, your information must be cool enough. But if you don’t have one. Please don’t be sad. Keep trying to submit and voting it too.
Before your information take place in Reputable area, it must have been landed here. Come on, move on …. you said. Well, I hear that.
This is a 2.0 era, static content is not good enough. When you get your stuff being commented. It is a good sign; people have interest on you and your information. The more comment you get, the more popular you are. Believe me.
Do you voted on something here? If yes, those voted stuff will be placed here. Happy vote. Clicking is easy, voting is another.
This is for the stuff you have saved. But Wait a minute?
What’s the different between Voted and Saved. Well, stuff you saved will not affect the popularity of that stuff itself. Meanwhile Voted will. Besides, if you have saved some stuffs, it means that you can Voted for it later. Now, you know it.
If you want to change things you already filled in, use this section. There are 13 things you can change here but I know that you don’t use them all. For example; I’ll put my data on:
Real name : Wim Permana
Public email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Homepage : http://wimpermana.web.ugm.ac.id/
Location : Indonesia
Occupation : CEO
Yahoo : wimkhan
Google talk : wimkhan
and that’s all. I’ll left another empty. That’s not a big deal. Last but note least, you can change your avatar too. Anytime you like. Just click Modify button; Browse your picture; Upload Image; and then Save it.
3. Third Step
Explore The Content
Left side of ScholarsCamp homepage is the list of stuff that have been submitted by users. This links can give you an instant information about scholarships information.
2. Search Form
Imagine Google which index nothing but scholarship information. Well, that is what ScholarsCamp might also want to be. Use the search to instantly find the content that suit with your keyword. It means, if you searching with “Harvard” as a keyword then you’ll get stuff that have relation with Harvard. So, happy searching ….
In social bookmarking sites, users need to tag all stuff they have submitted. You can access this tags in right panel of this homepage. Some popular tags are Scholarship, New, and Competitions. Hmmm, don’t like this tags. Create some new one. Go ahead. Your tags will help other users to identify your stuff easily. For example; tag your information with Harvard if this stuff is a scholarship from this 1st university in USA. Tag it easy ….
4. Fourth Step
Now enjoy it ….. thank’s!