Because you save your bookmarks in a public place which is shared by other subscribers knowledge-sharing community
As it is written on its home page, it’s “ Diigo is a powerful research tool and a knowledge-sharing community” Everyone using delicious should try diigo. Some are frustrated with delicious and the lack of updates too, especially if you have more than 1000 bookmarks on delicious. On diigo, you can import all of your delicious bookmarks with tags and all. There are added features like highlighting and sticky notes, a great list feature , and it’s much more “social” than delicious, easier to share links with groups of people, easier to get links from groups with similar interests. Right now, I’m still bookmarking in both, while I make the transition. But so far, diigo is superior. Despite the browser you are using (Firefox, Internet Explorer, Chrome), Diigo is a social bookmarking service which has all the features you could imagine – bookmarking, searching, highlighting and more to organize all your Web pages. Some of the relevant features Diigo offers are: An optional downloadable toolbar which offers an intuitive user interface for beginners and/or advanced. If you download the toolbar , Diigo will be at hand all the time in you computer. Downloading the toolbar takes a few seconds and it is optional. If you do not download it, you can go to the website, log in and enter your dashboard. Diigo automatically analyzes the page content you are surfing and recommends suitable tags for you. Just point and click, and/or enter your own tag(s). If you are a web surfer, you must come across webpages you find interesting but do not have time to read at that moment, so you may bookmark them to come back later. But, you may forget what it was that you cared about on the page. With Diigo, you can highlight the the text why you’re bookmarking that website, and then later view the page with highlightsand. No more searching through the page is necessary to understand why you considered the website you had bookmarked interesting! Another advantage is that you can share what you consider interesting by sending your bookmarks to Facebook , Twitter or your blog with one click, you can send a Diigo bookmark to the social network you participate. To send Diigo bookmark to Facebook, you’ll have to install the Diigo Facebook application Facebook app lication. Another way of sharing is joining a group. When you are reading a page, you can make comments right on it, that show up as speech bubbles. If another Diigo user comes across the page, he/she’ll be able to see the comment, and a real conversation can happen. These annotations can be kept private, shared with a group within Diigo or a special link forwarded to someone else.
By allowing people to share information effectively, tags create and support a growing number of online communities. And by bringing communities together around common interests, tags add value to the information those communities gather
Easy, simple. Not tricky. bookmarking tool that provides subscribers a place where they can share, most viewed and saved links. Del.ici.ous let you store and tag information resources in an online account that can be accessed by others. Almost , novice start with delicious. Del.icio.us has several social networking features. They include the production of RSS feeds, a &quot;Your Network&quot; feature that enables you to identify a set of del.icio.us users and see what they bookmark, a subscription option that enables a user to subscribe to a specific tag in del.icio.us, such as digitalstorytelling, and see all the resources from all the del.icio.us users on that topic, and a &quot;Links for You&quot; section, where other del.icio.us users can send you links to resources.
By tagging any information you put on the Internet to help you to make a body of information increasingl easier to search, discover, and navigate over time &quot; Social bookmarking sites are a popular way to store, classify, share and search links.
Network with other educators around the globe who share your interests. Contact other people for professional networking, based on their social bookmarks. Allow yourself and your students to share bookmarks on research topics. Subscribe to someone's bookmarks via RSS and receive updates whenever they add new websites. Collaborate on projects with other schools, sharing bookmarks between all participating communities
So its about organizing, learning and sharing with other like minded educators
tagging is crowd sourcing in one of its simplest and most common forms keeping all your bookmarks online with a tool like del.icio.us. In doing so, you’re not only making your bookmarks easily accessible from any computer connected to the Internet, but you’re also helping to build a common resource that benefits many.
Do you remember what we have said? …it not only that..it’s about adding labels But the problem is not in finding information or relevant websites, it is in organizing, maintaining, and later being able to recall those same websites that is problematic. By tagging any information you put on the Internet to help you to make a body of information increasingly easier to search, discover, and navigate over time &quot;
allow users to make their list of tags and sites available to (and searchable by) either a closed community of individuals or all other web surfers ., where all contribute and collaborate in what amounts to a global discussion of ideas.
A tag is like a subject or category. This page shows the most popular tags, starting with the ones that are hottest today. The bigger the text, the more active that tag is. They are currently tracking 10.4 million tags. This is an example ofa Tag Cloud. The larger a word, the more often it is used.
This the answer for question 2: do you remember that? RSS readers allow you to subscribe to blogs, wikis, news, and other websites. When you subscribe to an RSS feed on a website, you automatically receive the latest updates in your reader. So, you don't need to check every one of your favorite sites every day for updates manually. You can aggregate feeds from various sources, including your RSS feeds, bookmarks, Without even having to open your Web browser or visit any Web sites, you can have the latest headlines and updates from your favorite Web sites delivered to your desktop. Even more, and much better of course, you can have the latest information from your Web site delivered to your colleagues, friends, family or staff at you department without having to send an e-mail or a newsletter.
Google Reader is a good tool for managing RSS subscriptions. It is Web based, so you can access the same tool from home, work, or abroad. it very helpful, easy to use, and easy to search.
Finding websites became less a difficult task and more an exercise in organizing and saving them.“
If you happened to ask yourself this question
My answer will be The use of tags has not only allowed users to organize their own bookmarks, but to also find other relevant websites on topics of personal interest. Because of the current rise of social bookmarking and social interaction of internet sites, tagging standards would benefit all users.
Transcript of "Rss, Tagging and Social Bookmarking"
Hala Fawzi EDU 401-1 Yanbu University College 2010
Digest of Internet Information, Groups and Other stuff
find the site (info) in the future… simple keywords, store classify search links share discover and navigate ….. is easier
Contribute to the growing database of web resources Contact other people for professional networking, based on their social bookmarks share bookmarks on research topics Subscribe to someone's bookmarks via RSS and receive updates whenever they add new websites. Collaborate on projects with other teachers sharing bookmarks between all participating communities
“ ..enhance professional development through the enhancement of organizing one’s online content, sharing with others and learning from others bookmarked links.” Will Richardson, 2009