Beyond "favorites" - social bookmarking

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Tutorial introduces concepts of web2.0 and tagging, provides an overview of del.icio.us, and suggests ways students can integrate its use into their i-life.

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  • This is the first of three brief tutorials about web-based tools that can facilitate collaboration with your librarian, fellow teachers, and among your students.
  • Beyond "favorites" - social bookmarking

    1. 1. Beyond “Favorites” – social bookmarking web 2.0, tagging, & del.icio.us Ms. Sellors, library media specialist MLWGS, September 2007
    2. 2. Photo by kozyndan (Flickr)
    3. 3. Tutorial Outline <ul><li>Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Creative Commons </li></ul><ul><li>Tagging </li></ul><ul><li>Social bookmarking </li></ul>Photo by kozyndan (Flickr)
    4. 4. What’s with the 2.0? <ul><li>Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborative culture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sharing content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>User-centered (vs. creator-centered) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web-based software (vs. computer-based software) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More than new technologies – a change in attitude – more open, trusting, interactive, engaging </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>From “go get it” to “bring it to me” </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Was there a Web 1.0? Web 1.0 Web 2.0 Personal web sites Blogs Outlook Google/Yahoo! Calendars World Book Online Wikipedia Email attachments Google Docs/Zoho Writer My Bookmarks, PortaPortal Del.icio.us Picasa, Ofoto Picasa Web, Flickr Static content RSS feeds (syndication) News web sites Feed readers Project Gutenberg Librivox
    6. 7. Tagging Photo by Cambodia4Kids (Flickr)
    7. 8. Where will you find tags?
    8. 9. How do web sites use tags? From www.poetryarchive.org
    9. 10. Is like “Favorites” in IE? <ul><li>Del.icio.us a free, web-based bookmark manager </li></ul><ul><li>Start by importing existing bookmarks from IE or FF </li></ul><ul><li>Special bookmark button integrated in browser </li></ul>del.icio.us Browser-based Favorites Use any computer Use own computer Multiple tags for one source One folder per bookmark Share sources easily Email favorites Create networks Find sources manually Annotate
    10. 11. de.licio.us-ly simple It’s deliciously simple!
    11. 12. Only required information - User name - Password Helpful to include email too
    12. 13. No need to start from scratch! Import existing bookmarks to start your de.licio.us account (default set to “ private ”)
    13. 14. PRIVATE view - 1526
    14. 15. PUBLIC view - 335
    15. 16. Share link to one or all tags
    16. 17. Discover sites by searching tags
    17. 18. Find out what friends are tagging
    18. 19. Tagging as you surf the ‘net Look for a del.icio.us button on blogs and web sites
    19. 20. Or click the TAG button in your Firefox or IE browser
    20. 21. Add notes and tags then click SAVE
    21. 22. Cool, but how can I use it? Photo by Questa Durron (Flickr)
    22. 23. del.icio.us in your i-life <ul><li>Create working bibliographies for projects by ensuring they share a common tag. </li></ul><ul><li>Build lists of resources with fellow students/ teachers(decide on common tags first). </li></ul><ul><li>Create a network with friends or fellow club members with whom you share an interest. </li></ul><ul><li>Subscribe to tags of favorite topics. </li></ul><ul><li>Add del.icio.us to your Facebook profile </li></ul><ul><li>Add a linkroll or tag cloud to your personal blog or one you’ve made for a club. </li></ul>
    23. 24. Planning & managing <ul><li>Decide whether you’ll create one account or two – a personal one and one for school. </li></ul><ul><li>Spend a few minutes planning how you’ll tag so that your tags are consistent ( remember – no spaces within tags!) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Plural vs singular </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher’s names / course names </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Clean up your tags periodically using the delete and rename tag functions </li></ul>
    24. 25. What questions do you have?

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