Bookmarking Delicious


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This is a PPt that goes with a podcasts, but probably could stand alone, on using social bookmarking tools esp Delicious

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Bookmarking Delicious

  1. 1. Web 2.0: Delicious & social bookmarking A brief look at tools & applications
  2. 2. Bookmarks <ul><li>Have generally had Favourites or </li></ul><ul><li>Bookmarks capability in browsers </li></ul><ul><li>Disadvantages: </li></ul><ul><li>Only your bookmarks, not shared </li></ul><ul><li>Stay on one PC </li></ul><ul><li>Inaccessible from another PC , remote location etc. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Web 2.0ey approach <ul><li>Access from any net connection </li></ul><ul><li>Share with others – vote etc </li></ul><ul><li>E.g: </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digg </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reddit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stumbleupon </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FURL (archive whole webpages) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CiteULike (academic focus) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Connotea (academic focus) </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. : <ul><li>Homepage at </li></ul><ul><li>Google delicious & hit “I’m feeling lucky” </li></ul>
  5. 5. Delicious homepage : Latest items added to delicious N.B. Counter of the number of times has been listed in Delicious Search box Tags info
  6. 6. Usual registration procedures…
  7. 7. Install buttons in browser (or links)… Alternatively use ‘post’ (Is a tutorial as step 3)
  8. 8. Can see basic functionality on blank page (search, tag options, showing) Search Tagging ‘Show’ options
  9. 9. Go searching for what interests you. When find it, click on Delicious button to open your account & add link to your collection (tag button to add link if already logged in).
  10. 10. <ul><li>Delicious will open a dialog box. </li></ul><ul><li>It will automatically save the URL. </li></ul><ul><li>It will also provide : </li></ul><ul><li>default description tag, </li></ul><ul><li>notes field & </li></ul><ul><li>tags field (often with some suggested tags) </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>You can then amend, add to these fields : </li></ul><ul><li>preferred description tag, </li></ul><ul><li>notes </li></ul><ul><li>tags (folksonomy) for future searching – this is the important bit! </li></ul><ul><li>N.B. Try compressing multiple words into single word tags </li></ul><ul><li>e.g. SearchEngines EnvironmentPlanningAct1979 </li></ul>
  12. 12. The item will then come up in Delicious, along with your notes & tags ! You continue adding more links in this manner. If at another PC, can use ‘post’ rather than installing buttons.
  13. 13. You can also import all your existing favourites by using the ‘settings > bookmarks > import’ function This imports links with tags based on your original folder arrangement. By default all imports are ‘private’ (you have to make them public if you want the world to see them)
  14. 14. <ul><li>On the social side, you can use ‘your network’ to : </li></ul><ul><li>build a network of other users you find of interest, </li></ul><ul><li>add other usernames as you come across them, & </li></ul><ul><li>use the ‘save this’ link to add their links to your collection </li></ul><ul><li>You can have ‘fans’, & subscribe to tags & add RSS feeds </li></ul>Your network Save this
  15. 15. <ul><li>Under the tag options : </li></ul><ul><li>view your tags as a ‘list’ or a ‘cloud’, </li></ul><ul><li>Sort alpha or by frequency </li></ul><ul><li>Fine tune by using ‘min 1,2 or 5 tags’, </li></ul><ul><li>Create / show or hide ‘bundles’, & edit tags (e.g. rename) </li></ul><ul><li>I would also set display at 100 </li></ul>List Cloud
  16. 16. Search by selecting a tag (e.g. Blogsearch), & Delicious will display all the items in your collection that you have tagged with that term. Unlike with folders, items can have multiple & different tags
  17. 17. <ul><li>ACTIVITIES !!!: </li></ul><ul><li>Have a look at our site at which was built to cover all aspects of a library’s operations, & created by all staff setting up a Delicious account, importing favourites, & pooling all relevant ones. </li></ul><ul><li>Also have a look at which was built as an alternative to subject links for Horticulture. </li></ul><ul><li>Have a play…Go to Delicious homepage </li></ul><ul><li>Username qld </li></ul><ul><li>Password 123qwe </li></ul><ul><li>This will log you in to the Delicious Qld site (a play area I set up). </li></ul><ul><li>Find a few interesting URLs & copy. Go to the Post function on Delicious & paste it in the URL field, then add description, notes & tags & save. Refresh Delicious Qld page & see what you have done. Try a few more URLs (load the buttons if you are keen). </li></ul><ul><li>Like it ? Set up your own account ! </li></ul>
  18. 18. Another social bookmarker is FURL which saves entire webpages. Very useful if have sites with dynamic URLs e.g. newspapers - can act as own personal archive or ‘wayback machine’
  19. 19. Another couple of interesting ones for anyone researching are based around referencing, & allow export to BibTeX & Endnote: Connotea & CiteULike
  20. 20. <ul><li>How to use it ? </li></ul><ul><li>Not being Digital Natives, need to be able to: </li></ul><ul><li>get to it fast & </li></ul><ul><li>keep using it. </li></ul><ul><li>So : </li></ul><ul><li>Add it as favourite on the PCs you use </li></ul><ul><li>Make it your homepage </li></ul><ul><li>Email the link to yourself (with username & password prompts) </li></ul><ul><li>Remember the URL… </li></ul><ul><li>…persist </li></ul><ul><li>Thanks ! </li></ul><ul><li>Brad Jones [email_address] </li></ul>