Before the Internet came into existence, we used to use a pair of scissors to cut our favourite news or educational articles, sketches, drawings and other stuff from magazines and newspapers. These were filed for reference later.
Now we can do the same thing with many options, even while on the go. Book-marking our favourite pictures, articles, videos or pictures published in web pages is just one way. Yet there is an even more convenient method of keeping notes, selected parts of web pages or entire pages filed for reference with the aid of some free services. An example is Evernote (http://www.evernote.com), which is one of my favourite sites. Evernote has a premium service as well, with more options.
Some newspaper sites allow registered members to ‘clip’ their favourite articles under different headings, for example Health, Technology, Food, Fashion and so on. So while browsing the site, one can select articles of interest and clip them to a category of one’s choice. The Guardian newspaper online edition offers this service for registered members (http://www.guardian.co.uk). This service is completely free!
Another favourite newspaper site of mine is Daily Mail (www.dailymail.co.uk) which offers to save favourite articles as “My Stories.” This is also a free service.
I have written here about the sites that I have come across. There may be many other sits and services similar to them. These services are great for people hooked on learning new things by surfing the web. Hope you will agree.