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  1. Social Bookmarking Presented by Erin Dorney, Information Delivery Services Technician eedwml@rit.edu

  2. Today we will learn: • What Social Bookmarking is. • What Furl, Stumbleupon, Digg and del.icio.us are. • How you can use Social Bookmarking at home or at work. • How to set up and use a del.icio.us profile. If you have questions, feel free to ask at anytime

  3. Now:

  4. What is it? • “Social bookmarking is the practice of saving bookmarks to a public Web site and “tagging” them with keywords.” (Educause) • So…what is tagging? • A tag is a keyword that connects multiple related objects together.

  5. Why do people do it? • Accessibility • Web based storage • Organization • Keywords/tagging • Collaboration • Students, family, friends, peers

  6. What services are out there?

  7. FURL • http://www.furl.net/ • 2003 • Archives a static copy of everything you save • You can import your del.icio.us info. to FURL • You can rate the things you save (1-5) • Must install the button

  8. Digg • http://digg.com/ • 2003 • A social news site • Articles, links, video, podcasts, etc. • Users vote on what info is the best by “digging” it • Build a network of friends, see what they “digg”

  9. StumbleUpon • http://www.stumbleupon.com/ • Discover and share • Rate items with thumbs up/thumbs down • Generates a peer network of likeminded users • Must install toolbar

  10. Del.icio.us • http://del.icio.us/ • 2003 • Store, share, discover info. • Don’t have to install buttons • Simple, easy interface

  11. Common Craft Video • http://www.commoncraft.com/bookmarking-plain-english

  12. Get started:

  13. RIT use: • Accessibility, organization, collaboration • Create a course account • Assign students to add resources to the collection • Require students to read bookmarked resources • Send students your profile URL to keep track of new resources as you add them

  14. Personal Use: • Accessibility, organization, collaboration • Stay abreast of new developments by colleagues • Save sources for research projects • Create wish lists • Collaborate with teams & committees

  15. Questions?Feel free to contact me later via email: eedwml@rit.edu Presented by Erin Dorney, Information Delivery Services Technician eedwml@rit.edu