Social Bookmarking Using Del.icio.us and Diigo.com By Liz Glankler Emerging Technologies Librarian Saint Louis University Law Library
Social bookmarking can be used as a knowledge management system for individuals and groups. It is a powerful research and annotation tool that is searchable, shareable, and accessible from any computer.
How does Social Bookmarking Work?
Discover web pages of interest by tag searches, friends, and serendipity
Add page to social bookmark site
Add tags to page with words chosen by the user to describe the page
Follow tags to discover other pages and users with the same interests
Share and/or collaborate with others
Shared and/or private?
Bookmarklets ( icons for toolbar that allows you to quickly bookmark and tag)
Tag Clouds (subject list)
Pros and Cons
Limited amounts of space
Subscription based (Linksagogo)
Not able to share with group, only public (everyone) or private (just yourself)
Automatic link checking (Netvouz)
PennTags (members of the Penn State community)
Citeulike (links to scholarly papers)
Tags are words that the user chooses that tell about the main points or subject of the webpage
Tags are used in many of the social networking, Web 2.0 programs
Tags can be viewed by loooking at tag clouds and tag bundles
Tags may be put onto your own webpages or blogs
Example of How other Libraries use Social Bookmarking ( Univ. of Michigan Library 2.0 )