As set out in the two documents social bookmarking can be quite useful. Why?
- Your bookmarks or favourites are backed up on the Internet
- Your bookmarks follow you regardless of whether you have your own computer with your or not
- Your bookmarks are readily accessible via mobile devices
- You can share your bookmarks readily with others
- You can categorise, tag and organise your bookmarks
- You can search your bookmarks
- You can share your bookmarks with others
- You can set up networks and groups, such as a class of students or a research group, to collaborate on the collation and organisation of the bookmarks
- You can subscribe or follow the bookmark account of other individuals in a similar discipline to yourself
- You can integrate your bookmarks into a web site or LMS
I have been endeavouring to update my own social bookmarks. I prefer Delicious over Diigo. To be honest it is simply just a matter of preference. Diigo is quite powerful and its education account is very good. I manage quite well, however, with Delicious. I noticed today that some of the education groups within the Diigo community have not been active since 2009.
There are some excellent resources and articles out there on the web relating to social bookmarking so I thought I would take the opportunity to list them here tonight.
- Social Bookmarking in Plain English (3 minute video)
- Educause: 7 Things You Should Know About Social Bookmarking ~ PDF
- Sue Waters: Using del.icio.us for social bookmarking
- David Muir (Strathclyde University, Scotland). Simply Delicious: Tagging for Teachin
- Techntuit Wiki: Social Bookmarking
- Interactive Insights Group: Ultimate Guide To Social Bookmarking
- Diigo: Getting started with Diigo for Educators
- Tricia M. Farwell. Middle Tennessee State University and Richard D. Waters. North Carolina State University. Exploring the Use of Social Bookmarking Technology in Education: An Analysis of Students’ Experiences using a Course-specific Delicious.com Account
- Gabriela Grosseck: Using Delicious in Education
- Balasubramaniam Ramesh. Department of Computer Information Systems. Georgia State University. Supporting Group work in class projects: Social Bookmarking and Collaborative Editing
- Paul Heymann, Georgia Koutrika, and Hector Garcia-Molina Dept. of Computer Science, Stanford University: Can Social Bookmarking Improve Web Search? Full article in PDF.
- Northeastern Illinois University. Center for Teaching and Learning. Social Bookmarking for Your Classroom.
- Wes Fryer: Time to ditch Diigo or pay up?
- Miguel Guhlin: MyNotes – Social Bookmarking, Tool for Learner Empowerment
- Miguel Guhlin: Goodbye @Diigo You Ain’t for Me Anymore!
- Miguel Guhlin: Rediscovering an Old Friend – Delicious.com