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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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Making Your Bookmarks Yummy with del.icio.us

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

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