Social boomarking isn’t just deliciousPresentation Transcript
Social Boomarking Isn’t Just Delicious…It’s Helpful! Dianna K. Wiggins DLS “Let’s Get Social” Series July 20, 2010 Delicious: diannawiggins
A look at the “old ways” Tied to one point of access Prone to browser crashes Gets cumbersome and “unruly” Limited to just my use Note: The benefit is being able to jump from site to site without leaving the browser session.
Benefits of Social Bookmarking It’s EASY to get started and it makes your life easier too! It’s “social” – grow your knowledge about more on the Web through the “power of many.” It’s out on the Web, so you can access your bookmarks from anywhere using any machine. It makes sense to you as you build your own naming/tagging scheme. Eliminates needless searching for “something you saw.” Comes with handy tools that make it even more useful. Integrates with other Web curation and syndication tools. View slide
It’s easy (and free) to get started… Trending bookmarks on the front page to get you started! Note: Try to be consistent in your branding, and avoid “funky” names that won’t be recognized. View slide
It’s “Social” My Network Their Recent Bookmarks Benefit: Cover more of the Web by adding others to your social bookmarking network. Access and subscribe to their bookmarks!
Bookmarks Are “In the Cloud”
Portability - Not dependent upon any one browser or machine
Example: Can use same tag for links and pull them up for presentations
Can reference bookmarks on site as the need arises
Bookmarks Make Sense For YOU! Tag Cloud View List View
Handy productivity tools build workflow and eliminate needless searching…. Bookmarks Sidebar Access and Add Delicious Menu Bar Search and Browse Delicious Bookmarks Bar Manage & View Most Recent Tags
Saving a new bookmark
Tags suggested and used by others
Space for notation and keywords
Can mark as private from network
No spaces in tags
More sophisticated sites may offer aggregation and syndication choices or “Share This” buttons
Other ways to add to Delicious… Browser Add-Ons like Firefox Firestatus that allow you to post from your browser. Syndication tools like Ping.fm that allow you to post to multiple social media channels at once.
Delicious as a search tool… Suggested filters Top bookmarks Bubbles up expertise Related tags