Introduction to Social Bookmarking


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Do you struggle to keep track of all your favorite websites and other online resources? Have you ever lost your folder of Internet bookmarks from your Web browser or wished you could access them from ANY computer? Would you like to share the links to your favorite online resources with your colleagues or students? Social bookmarking is a technique of storing, classifying, sharing and searching links through the practice of folksonomic tagging using a cloud-based service. This online session offered 10/31/2012 introduced the several popular free social bookmarking tools and explore practical applications for implementing social bookmarking activities in the classroom.

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  • Jason Rhode, Ph.D.Faculty Development and Instructional Design CenterNorthern Illinois
  • Introduction to Social Bookmarking

    1. 1. Introduction toSocial Bookmarking Social Media Series
    2. 2. PresenterJason Rhode, Ph.D.Assistant Director, FacultyDevelopment and InstructionalDesign CenterNorthern Illinois
    3. 3. Today’s Workshop• Define “social bookmarking” and compare to other approaches to saving favorites• Highlight benefits to a cloud-based storage of bookmarked resources• Introduce several free social bookmarking tools• Explore best practices for implementing social bookmarking activities in the classroom
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    5. 5. Social Media Tools & Technologies Blogs Wikis Social Social Podcasts Bookmarks Networks Video Photo Sharing Sharing
    6. 6. What is Social Bookmarking?“Practice of saving bookmarks to a public web siteand ‘tagging’ them with keywords”(Educause, 2005) Photo courtesy
    7. 7. 2007 Person of the Year
    8. 8. Your Online Information
    9. 9. Volume
    10. 10. Notification ?
    11. 11. Aggregation
    12. 12. Syndication
    13. 13. Distribution
    14. 14. Folksonomy“…an Internet-based informationretrieval methodology consistingof collaborativelygenerated, open-ended labelsthat categorize content such asWeb pages, onlinephotographs, and Web links. Afolksonomy is most notablycontrasted from a taxonomy inthat the authors of the labelingsystem are often the main users(and sometimes originators) ofthe content to which the labelsare applied.” (Wikipedia)
    15. 15. Saving Your Favorites in “the cloud”• Saving your favorites to “the cloud” means that they are: – Accessible from anywhere – Accessible on any browser – Accessible from any device – Accessible to others (if you wish)• If you computer crashes, you favorites are safe!
    16. 16. Tag Cloud keywords that have been used when bookmarking for easy sorting, searching, and distribution
    17. 17. Different Individuals Bookmarking the Same Online Resource with Different TagsSource: Ericka Menchen Trevino, 2005
    18. 18. Multiple Individuals Using Shared Tags to Bookmark Online ResourcesSource: Ericka Menchen Trevino, 2005
    19. 19. Using Tags as an Index for Bookmarked PagesSource: Ericka Menchen Trevino, 2005
    20. 20. Bookmarking Service Matrix Bag of URLs delicious General Diigo Furl Feed Me Links! Flickr Linkfilter PhotobucketAudience YouTube reddit Technorati Pinterest Scholarly CiteULike Connotea Endnote Web arXiv Zotero Merlot Links Media
    21. 21. Social Bookmarks Recap• store, organize, search, & manage bookmarks of Web pages in the “cloud”• use keywords, called “tags” to easily sort and Recommended Free Social share Bookmarking Tools:• keep some bookmarks • • private, share others • • PinterestDiagram courtesy
    22. 22. Diigo (prounounced “Dee’go”) Digest of Internet Information, Groups and Other Stuff Social Information Network (SIN) – Social network whereinformation consumption, research, and sharing is central
    23. 23. Much More Than Just Bookmarks…• Diigo does much more than just remember your page…with Diigo you can: – Bookmark the page – Highlight text of interest – Add stick notes – Add tags for easy sorting – Add descriptions for more detail – Save and annotate pages and screen captures – Share resources to just a select group of users – And much more….
    24. 24. Share Bookmarks with Others• Share bookmarks with people who matter• Students or classes can create groups to: – Pool relevant resources – Share comments and findings – Collaborate on research• Find quality content by seeing what friends and leaders are bookmarking• Retain access to resources bookmarked after course ends (ie: build personal online library)
    25. 25. Device Agnostic• Because your data is in “the cloud” your experience is the same on any device• Diigo has native apps for: – iPad – Android – iPhone – And plugins for all major browsers
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    27. 27. What educators are saying…• “Truly a unique and transformative tool ~ Diigo has the potential to change the ways in which we mentor all our students”• “Diigo fosters discussion and encourages active, critical reading .. the most efficient way I have discovered to share content and commentary.”• “Diigo Groups are a phenomenal tool for building, maintaining, and contributing to a professional learning network as they tap into the collective intelligence of the network by allowing many users to share resources and annotations with the group.”
    28. 28. Sample Diigo
    29. 29. Diigo Demo• Features of Diigo toolbar• Adding a bookmark• Highlighting and adding notes• Searching personal library• Creating a group• Sharing to a group
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    32. 32. What makes CiteULike social?• You can share your library with others, and find out who is reading the same papers as you. In turn, this can help you discover literature which is relevant to your field but you may not have known about.
    33. 33. Supports Wide Range of SourcesACL Anthology, AIP Scitation, AIS Electronic Library, Amazon, American Chem. Soc.Publications, American Geophysical Union, American Meteorological Society Journals, AmericanPhysical Society, Annual Reviews, Anthrosource, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)portal, Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Digital Library, BMJ, BioMedCentral, BioOne, BiomedExperts, Blackwell Synergy, Cambridge University Press, CasesNetwork, Cell, Chicago Journals, CiNii, CiteSeer, CiteSeerX Beta, Cryptology ePrintArchive, DBLP, Daum, EBI CiteXplore, EGU Journals, EdITLib, Education Resources InformationCenter, Elsevier, F1000, First Monday, Game Studies, HighWire, IEEE Digital Library, IEEE Explore, IOSPress, IUCr, IWA Publishing Online, Informa Healthcare, Ingenta, IngentaConnect, International Journalof Communication, International Journal of Digital Curation, IoP ElectronicJournals, JASA, JSTAGE, JSTOR, JStatSoft, Japan Society of Applied Physics, Journal of Machine LearningResearch, Journal of Usability Studies, Journal of Visualized Experiment, Journal of the AmericanVeterinary Medical Association, LibraryThing, MIT Press Journals, Mary AnnLiebert, MathSciNet, MetaPress, Morgan and Claypool, NASA Astrophysics Data System, National Bureauof Economic Research, Nature, Nature Precedings, New England Journal of Medicine, OpenRepository, Optical Society of America, PLoS Biology, PenSoft, Pion, Primary Care RespiratoryJournal, Project MUSE, PsyCONTENT, PubMed, PubMed Central, Requests for Comments and Internet-Drafts, Royal Society, Royal Society of Chemistry, SPIE Digitial Library, Science, ScienceDirect, SocialScience Research Network, Springer Protocols, SpringerLink, St Andrews Library Journals, Taylor andFrancis, The Journal of Clinical Investigation, UK PubMed Central, University of Texas at Austin AI LabWebsite, Usenix, Wiley InterScience, WorldCat, WormBase, e-Print archive, crossref-doi, deGruyter, informaworld, mdpi, novo|seek, plosPost an article from any non-supported site on the web – you’lljust have to type the citation details in yourself
    34. 34. Sample CiteULike
    35. 35. CiteULike Demo• Browsing library• Adding bookmarked paper from supported source• Sorting library by tag or author• Sharing collection by tag
    36. 36. Pinterest.comPinterest is a virtual pinboard. Pinterest allows you to organize and share all thebeautiful things you find on the web. You can browse boards created by otherpeople to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share yourinterests.People use boards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and share theirfavorite recipes, among many other things.
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    38. 38. Pinterest Demo• Create a board• Pin an item to a board• Repin an item from someone else to your board
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    40. 40. Opportunities for Education? Collaborative Resource Lists CataloguingCollecting,Organizing, ArchivingSharing Sources What applications do you see for your specific academic context?
    41. 41. Tips for Getting Started• Select a social bookmarking service and begin using (Diigo recommended)• Import your current browser favorites• Install browser bookmark button for easy bookmarking• When you want to bookmark a site, don’t use your browser’s built-in favorites
    42. 42. Tips for Getting Started (cont.)• Introduce students to value of social bookmarking• Consider including options for students to utilize social bookmarking in their course- related activities – Individual research – Group research and collaboration – Class, program, or department-wide resource sharing
    43. 43. Final Thoughts?• Any final questions or comments you wish to share?
    44. 44. ReferencesEducause (2005). 7 things you should know about social bookmarking.Retrieved from
    45. 45. Archives Available Online
    46. 46. Archives Available in iTunes Search “NIU Faculty Development”
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    48. 48. Contact the PresenterJason Rhode, Ph.D.Faculty Development andInstructional Design CenterNorthern Illinois