Slashdot is a technology site that is founded by Geeknet Inc. It was started by a computer science student called Rob Malda in Hope College computer. Rob Malda is also known as Commander Taco. The name Slashdot is derived from the format of the URL. The name was chosen because Rob wanted to confuse people with the pronunciation of the URL (http slash slash dot org)
Slashdot.org has a page rank of 8 on the homepage. It is a dofollow site so the URL which you submit will be followed by the search engine spider. If you can get your post ranked on the front page, you will get a free high quality backlink to your site. High quality backlinks are more valuable than tons of other useless links.
You dont have to create an account to create a new bookmark at Slashdot. To submit a new bookmark, you should click on the submit story link on top to be redirected to the submission page. In the Title Your Story field, enter an interesting title for the content. In the Mainurl of submission field, enter the web address of the content in the form of http://www.domain.com/news.html. You must write a description for the bookmark post. The description should be kept as short as possible. It should be a short summary of the real content in approximately 150 characters. You should tag the bookmark post so that people can easily find it. The tags are keywords used by people to find your bookmark post when performing a search through the search box on the site. Finally, you should enter the characters displayed in the captcha code. When you are done, you should click on the preview button. After reviewing the post, you can click on the Save button so that it will displayed on the site to the users around the world.
If you want to create a bookmark, it is best to create an account. If you did not register for an account, it will display the post as submitted by an anonymous reader. To create an account, you simply click on the login link on top. When the login page pop up, click on Create a New Account.
After creating an account, you can update your profile. You can access the profile at slashdot.org/my/login. In the Real Name field, you should enter your name. If you hold a PHD or master degree, you can use a title in front of the name. In the Homepage field, you should enter the web address of your company site. In the Sig field, you can enter any message that you want them to be visible to other users. The signature will be appended to the end of the comments. You can include links in the signature. In the bio field, you should write a short description of your company. The biography word count should not exceed 120 characters. You can also upload a profile picture. If you are an individual, you can upload a professional photo of yourself. If you are a company entity, you can use the logo of your company. When you are done, you can click on the Save User button.