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Blog Posts, Articles, and Reports To Read: October 2011

Video: “Diigo V5: Collect and Highlight, Then Remember!”

Video: “Diigo V5: Collect and Highlight, Then Remember!

Resources for Using Diigo



Videos (in addition to those in Diigo V4 Help):

Moving from Delicious to Diigo

I’ve moved my bookmarks from Delicious to Diigo, which I’ll probably start using this summer for my second-semester freshman composition classes.  I’ve been requiring my students to create accounts on Delicious to bookmark sites they find and use for class.  This last semester, we had problems because new users are required to create new Yahoo! accounts or use existing ones.  Students who used existing accounts had trouble logging on again later.

Diigo appears to have all of the functions Delicious does and more, including

  • groups
  • highlighting and comments on webpages
  • educational accounts
  • messages
  • blogs

Because of the EasyBlog feature, I can use Diigo instead of both Delicious and Blogger for my classes.  (I have my students use blogs as research journals.)  With the group feature, I won’t have to put links to students’ blogs and bookmarking accounts on the class wiki.

1500 Delicious Bookmarks

The 1500th bookmark in my Delicious account is a page on the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) site.

Presentation on Delicious

Tuesday I’ll be giving a short presentation, 10 to 15 minutes, about Delicious for All-College Development Day at Red Rocks Community College.

I found these recent YouTube videos that should be a good resource for anyone interested in using Delicious:


Creating a Delicious Account


Adding Bookmarks to Delicious


Searching Delicious


If I have time, which is unlikely, it might be worth mentioning delizzy and Bookmarks inSuggest.

New Addition to Recommended Reading List

I’ve added Ellyssa Kroski‘s Web 2.0 for Librarians and Information Professionals to my Recommended Reading list.  Even though it’s written for librarians, it’s a good introduction to web 2.0.  She has chapters on the following:

  • web 2.0
  • blogs
  • RSS and newsreaders
  • wikis
  • social bookmarking
  • photo sharing
  • social cataloging
  • video sharing
  • personalized start pages
  • social networking software
  • vertical search engines
  • social news
  • answers technology
  • virtual worlds
  • productivity tools
  • podcasting
  • mashups

I do have a couple of objections to her classifications:  (1) She included Second Life in a book on “web 2.0.”  To access Second Life, you have to download their software; it cannot be accessed on the web (i.e., by using a browser).  Therefore, in my mind, it doesn’t belong in this book.  (2) She included Ning in a chapter on “Mashups” when it clearly fits under social networks.