Delicious is dead
So, when you log into Diigo, go into your settings and there is a place to import from delicious. While you are at it, join our educators group for some wonderful resources.
Twitter is full of discussions with many commenting how they never use social bookmarking. Let me tell you how I use it.
My Top 5 Uses for Social Bookmarking
- To send bookmarks to the classes and projects I work with.
By using "standard" tags we can scrape the RSS and pull the best bookmarks by topic to feed to our students and my students as they research. I learned this from Alan Levine with their Horizon Project but it is so useful.
- To send you links on this blog
Everything I tag "education" goes into my daily spotlight. I'm sending to students AND blogging at the same time!
- To create a self-vetted searchable database
When I'm writing my book I sometimes search the web but I start with searching my own bookmarks. If I've bookmarked and written my comments then it is self-vetted even if the dusty neuron that it was implanted upon has long disintegrated it is there in my bookmarks! You might wonder who you can trust on the Internet - if you cannot trust yourself who can you trust!
- To create lists to share.
On diigo, I can make lists and convert them to webslides that people can embed and I can put on presentations. Webslides are some of the coolest tools on Diigo.
- To share with Groups of People
The educators group is hugely useful way to share
Anyway -- although the Gawker incident may have caused me pain, this one doesn't. Goodbye delicious, I barely knew ye.