Making Your Bookmarks Yummy with del.icio.us

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An introduction to the social bookmarking service del.icio.us.

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  • 1. Making Your Bookmarks Yummy with del.icio.us BCR Free Friday Forum, 5 January 2006 Michael Sauers, Internet Trainer
  • 2. Audio Check
    • Can everyone hear me?
      • Please click the Yes button
  • 3. HorizonWimba Guidelines
    • Turn off popup blockers
    • Use Text Chat for help and comments
    • Text Chat Hand Raising
  • 4. HorizonWimba Guidelines
    • Hold down the 'control' key to speak
    • If audio doesn't work, click on the phone button for the phone bridge number
  • 5. Tech Support
    • Help is available 24/7
      • Phone: 866.350.4978 or
      • Email: [email_address]
  • 6. What is del.icio.us?
    • Social Software
      • Store your bookmarks online
      • Tag your bookmarks
      • Share your bookmarks with others
      • Subscribe to bookmarks with RSS
  • 7. Creating an account
  • 8. Adding new bookmarks
  • 9. Tagging
    • Adding “a (relevant) keyword or term associated with or assigned to a piece of information (like picture, article, or video clip), thus describing the item and enabling keyword-based classification of information it is applied to.” (Wikipedia)
  • 10. An example of tagging
  • 11. The importance of tagging
    • “folksonomy”
    • Ask yourself: What words might my patrons use to find this item?
    • del.icio.us will provide suggested tags
    • Tags are searchable!
  • 12. your bookmarks
  • 13. A tag in your bookmarks
  • 14. Importing your bookmarks
    • settings| import/ upload
  • 15. Editing a bookmark
  • 16. Tag Bundles
    • Logical groupings of related tags you’ve used.
    • Create them via settings | bundle tags
  • 17. Bundle tags
  • 18. Tag Bundles example
  • 19. Renaming & Deleting tags
    • settings | rename tags
    • settings | delete tags
  • 20. Your network
    • Think of it as your del.icio.us friends list.
    • Add other users to your network to keep track of what they’re bookmarking.
  • 21. Your network
  • 22. for:
    • Add the tag for: username to send a bookmark to another del.icio.us user.
    • Users in your network will appear as suggested tags when you add a new bookmark.
  • 23. Links for you
  • 24. Subscriptions
    • Like your network but for tags.
    • Can be limited to a tag when used by a specific user.
  • 25. Subscriptions
  • 26. Searching
  • 27. Privacy
    • It is possible to mark bookmakrs as private, i.e. not seen by others.
    • You must first turn this option on in settings | private saving.
  • 28. Firefox Add-ons
    • del.icio.us classic
      • https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/1532
    • del.icio.us Bookmarks
      • https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/3615/
  • 29. del.icio.us classic
    • Adds buttons to the toolbar to access your del.icio.us account and to add bookmarks.
  • 30. del.icio.us bookmarks
    • Replaces Firefox’s bookmarking system with the content of your del.icio.us account.
  • 31. RSS in del.icio.us
    • All accounts and/or tags have associated RSS feeds available. (Find it at the bottom of the page.)
  • 32. Reading a del.icio.us feed
  • 33. Republishing del.icio.us RSS
    • Send the RSS feed of your bookmarks through a service such as feed2js to display a list of your 10 most recent bookmarks on your Web site.
  • 34. Republishing your bookmarks
  • 35. Thank you!
    • Any questions?
    • Michael Sauers
    • [email_address]
    • http://travelinlibrarian.info/
    • http://del.icio.us/travelinlibrarian/