Social bookmarking is an activity performed over a computer network that allows users to save and categorize a personal collection of bookmarks and share them with others. Users may also take bookmarks saved by others and add them to their own collection, as well as to subscribe to the lists of others. - a personal knowledge management tool’
There’s lots of other useful background on social bookmarking here too!
Clearly social bookmarking is a great way of disseminating resources to users of the NGRF and EGCRF but there’s something even better!
This display shows only the one hundred most recently tagged items, if you want to see everything the NGRF team at IER have tagged click on the link at:
And you can really access shared knowledge from other researchers in cyberspace!
From here you can see who else has spotted the same items as you and tagged them – they might be researching the same themes 45 people think Helen Barrett’s item is interesting – see who they are by clicking the link
Wgreller is one – there is a tag for e-learning which looks interesting click on it and see if what else is there
There are 8 items on this theme the first looks promising – just click on it to have a look – if you like it then it’s possible to import this into your own bookmarking account using the ‘save this’ key
Hey presto – you have access to someone else’s ideas all in the spirit of open knowledge sharing!
RSS is a family of web feed formats. The initialism "RSS" is variously used to refer to the following standards:
Really Simple Syndication
Rich Site Summary
RDF Site Summary
In the typical scenario of using web feeds, a content provider publishes a feed link on their site which end users can register with an aggregator program running on their own machines; when instructed, the aggregator asks all the servers in its feed list if they have new content; if so, the aggregator either makes a note of the new content or downloads it. Aggregators can be scheduled to check for new content periodically.
There’s lots of other useful background on rss feeds here too
RSS is basically a way of monitoring activity on your favourite websites. It means you are automatically notified of any new content without having to go and check the site daily yourself. This enables you to ‘watch’ potentially hundreds of websites every day without wasting time endlessly surfing them ‘just in case’ some examples:
Get an outline of new journal articles as soon as they arrive
If you have posted an item on a website and want to know when anyone responds an RSS feed will tell you straight away
To use an RSS feed you need to download some simple software
You need to tell the software which sites you want it to monitor for you (use the distinctive RSS logo)
You need to check your RSS feed regularly – this becomes second nature very quickly – a bit like checking your emails!
Using these two resources together means you can be immediately alerted to useful web-based resources and websites through an RSS feed and then if you like it, instantly add it to the social bookmarking account for automatic inclusion in the NGRF and EGCRF websites – a really powerful resource for guidance!
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