Diggo v. DeliciousSocial BookmarkingBy: Crystal Mares
Social BookmarkingSocial bookmarking allows users to bookmark websites, articles, pictures, etc. and share them with other users or making them public.It helps organize everything a person finds interesting or important on the internet and keeps it in one place.
The BasicsDiigo and Delicious are both social bookmarking websites that are free for users.They allow users to share their bookmarks, pictures, create a blog, and follow other users.It helps people stay connected, while sharing their knowledge among each other.http://www.diigo.comhttp://delicious.com/
Diggo Features Users can Highlight Attach sticky notes, and annotate screen shots Bookmark Tag Follow other people or join groups Information is saved on a cloud and can be accessed through any computer, iPhone, iPad, or Android Compatible with the following internet browsers Chrome Firefox Internet Explorer Safari
DiigoPros ConsEasy to set up and account, user AdvertisementsfriendlyIt’s easy to start and exit the Free version has limited storageprogram. space.Users can easily resume where they Basic version is $20 a year, ads freeleft off. Website saves everythingthat the user bookmarks.Users can organize bookmarks and Premium version is $40 a year andtags has unlimited everythingUsers can join groups and has theoption to make bookmarks, posts,and notes public or private
Diigo ContinuedPros ConsWebsite provides user tutorialsHelp section is actually helpfulEducators can create their own The educators school email addressaccounts and private accounts for has to be in thestudents (firstname.lastname@example.org) format or it will not be accepted. The educator has to e-mail Diigo in order to continue with the application processClasses can have their own groupsStudents can only communicatewith each other and the teacher.Diigo provides a blog for each user
Delicious FeaturesUsers can save links Create stacks Stacks are a collection of links that are about the same topicUsers can also share their stacks andfollow other users
DeliciousPros ConsEasy to set up and account, user Save to delicious is not easy to setfriendly up on the toolbarIt’s easy to start and exit the Does not have video tutorialsprogram.Users can easily resume where they Educator accounts are not availableleft off. Website saves everythingthat the user bookmarks.Users can organize bookmarks and Students would not have privatetags accountsVarious categories are visible on thehomepageDelicious provides blogs for its usersAd Free
RecommendationAfter exploring both websites, Diigo knocks out Delicious.The final punch is Diigo’s ability to create educator accounts. This helps teachers create virtual classroom and have safe discussions.Students are able to have their own accounts but they are shielded from the other users which helps protects the students privacy.The Ads in user accounts are also educational, which erases the concern of inappropriate advertisements.
This type of technology will help student research and keep track of their ideas.It also allows the students to share their thoughts among each other.This website will also prepare students for different types of technology that they may encounter in the professional world.The multi-tasking and organizational abilities of the websites will enrich the students’ learning experience.