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Social Bookmarking

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The social bookmarking session from the Digital researcher event by Alan Cann.

(15 March 2010)

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Social Bookmarking

  1. 1. Social Bookmarking <ul><li>Alan Cann </li></ul><ul><li>School of Biological Sciences </li></ul><ul><li>University of Leicester </li></ul><ul><li>www.pecha-kucha.org </li></ul>
  2. 2. How do we manage complexity? <ul><li>Do some reading! </li></ul>
  3. 3. Everything is Miscellaneous <ul><li>Weinberger’s key messages: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Things change when they become digital. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Filter on the way out, not the way in. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Categorization is doomed (everything is miscellaneous). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bottom up is the only way to cope (give up control). </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. The Power/Wisdom of Crowds <ul><li>Clay Shirky’s examples: </li></ul><ul><li>London Tube Bombings </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia vs. Britannica </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone is a media outlet </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Generalists - Google <ul><li>Not social! </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Generalists - delicious
  7. 7. delicious - tags
  8. 8. delicious - network
  9. 9. The Generalists - diigo
  10. 10. diigo - groups
  11. 11. diigo - discussion
  12. 12. The Generalists <ul><li>All the others </li></ul><ul><li>Which one? </li></ul><ul><li>Try them out </li></ul><ul><li>- find a network. </li></ul>
  13. 13. The Specialists: Bibliographic tools <ul><li>EndnoteWeb - cost, features </li></ul><ul><li>RefWorks - cost, features </li></ul><ul><li>Connotea - publisher owned, spam </li></ul><ul><li>Zotero - Firefox only </li></ul>
  14. 14. The Specialists: Citeulike.org
  15. 15. Citeulike - tags and search
  16. 16. Citeulike.org - recommendations
  17. 17. Citeulike - network
  18. 18. The Specialists: Mendeley Desktop client:
  19. 19. The Specialists: Mendeley Web:
  20. 20. The Specialists: Which One? <ul><li>Not clear cut </li></ul><ul><li>Look for a network effect </li></ul><ul><li>Personal preference </li></ul>

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