Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Social Bookmarking 2.0?

My Twitter friends and I have been playing with a wonderful new tool the last few days, Diigo! (pronounced dee-go) If you're a regular reader of my blog (hi Mom and Dad!) you'll remember one of my first posts was about the social bookmarking site del.icio.us. And I'm sure that, after reading that finely-crafted post, you were moved to venture into social bookmarking. Well, if you've gotten comfortable with del.icio.us it's time to try "del.icio.us on steroids" (special thanks to @lizbdavis for that one!)

With Diigo, not only can you bookmark web pages, but you can also highlight text and attach sticky notes to the pages you are saving. Whenever you return to those pages your highlights and sticky notes will still be there for you. A very handy tool for researching, wouldn't you agree?

Mama always said to share! Diigo makes it incredibly easy to share your bookmarks with friends and colleagues via Facebook, Twitter, or even your own blog. You can also create a group to do research together, or join one of the many groups already set up on Diigo. Once you've saved some bookmarks, you can look for other people who share the same interests as you; people who may have some fabulous information to share!

Ok, have I given you enough information yet to make you want to go check it out? Did I mention it's all FREE? Oh, NOW I have your attention! Well, before you go, check out this video from the folks at Diigo and then go sign up!


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the recommendatoin. After some hesitation about switching from delicious (I really don't want to keep track of both) I'm going to make the switch.

Lee Kolbert said...

For me, the jury is still out on Diigo. I am really using the networking feature on del.icio.us, especially out Twitter_EdTech network. As a matter of fact, I have an RSS feed to it, so when people in the network add bookmarks, I can check them out right away. I love that! Many people's Diigo username will change from their del.icio.us username, making it near impossible to transition the network. So, for bookmarking and the other features it may be worth it, but for the networking feature, I'm not there yet. Are you using the network feature? If so, how and how are you making the transition to Diigo with your network? ~ Lee (twitter: @teachakidd)