Social Networking & Social Bookmarking


Social Bookmarking is a great way to start creating connections. By sharing your favorite links with a group, and having other people share theirs with you, you start to build a web of connections as you develop a set of interesting web resources at the same time.



There are several useful sites for managing your bookmarks, but the most popular and useful right now are Delicious and Diigo. People like Diigo because, as well as allowing you to securely save and store your favorite websites, Diigo offers web highlighting, group sharing and more.

Here's some more information about Diigo



Diigo also offers a special premium account to educators at no charge. Details at http://www.diigo.com/education

There is also a Diigo app for iPhone, iPad and Android.

Things you might want to explore:

  • Adding the Diigo or Delcious extensions to your browser (Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer)
  • Following people on Delicious and Diigo to expand your network
  • Auto-post from Diigo to Delicous
  • Auto-post from Twitter to Delicious via Packrati.us
  • Add the RSS feed from any tag to any other website, like your class blog
  • Subscribe to an RSS feed of a tag that is frequently updated
  • Search bookmarks from people within your network


Your task:
  1. Create your own Diigo account
  2. Install the Diigo browser add on for your favorite browser
  3. Join the SIS TNE group by going to and clicking the Join this Group button
  4. Find 3 - 5 resources about education that you think might be of interest, and add these to the sistne Diigo group
  5. Take a look at the blog post at http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2011/09/back-to-the-wrong-school.html. Leave a couple of comments using the Highlighter or Sticky Note feature of Diigo. Make sure you set them to be shared with the yistne group!
  6. At your table groups, discuss: how could you use social networks or social bookmarking with your classes?