Bookmarking tools allow users to save the Web pages that they have visited online. Home pages and favorites can be stored and carried over even when a user switches computers.
What can I do with it?
- If assigning a research project, an instructor can recommend the use of this social bookmarking service to track source material that a student may discover online.
- Delicious is also a way for students to collaborate with group members or instructors through a collection of bookmarks that are relevant and useful for the members involved.
- Ask students to create their own Delicious account and bookmark links to prepare for a research project or presentation. The instructor can follow the students on Delicious and give feedback based on the links they've selected.
Delicious is a social bookmarking service that allows users to save, tag, manage, and share Web pages from a centralized source. Instead of having bookmarks saved and filed in folders on one computer, Delicious allows a user to have a single set of bookmarks kept in sync between any and all computers. Rather than being categorized in one folder, Delicious sorts bookmarks by tags - a simple word that describes the content of the bookmark. Tags allow for a vast collection of bookmarks to be easily sorted and shared amongst friends and other users.
Where is it? http://delicious.com/
Digg is a social bookmarking site that allows users to share content that has been discovered on the Web, from the most obscure to the most popular, Digg is a home for it all. Digg is striving to change the way people consume information online and acts as a collective resource where users can discover, share, and determine the value of content. If a user "Diggs" it, then click it, and the submissions with the most "Diggs" will be promoted to the home page to allow users to view the most collectively valuable content.
Where is it? http://digg.com
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