Diigo: My journey into the world of Social Bookmarking

This week in our class we have been using social bookmarking sites, and in particular Diigo. While I am pretty familiar with Digg and delicious, I had always that that these tools were just for hardcore web users that want to share cool or funny things with their friends. I’ve come to find out however, that social bookmarking sites are a great way to organize content and save content that you come across on the web.

I’ve been wanting to develop this site because I have been frustrated by what I perceive as the lack of web resources for video educators. By using a social bookmarking site I am able to organize all of the content that I come across on the web by saving them and separating into categories — It has made me realize that there are actually a great amount of resources out there for teachers looking to develop film/video curriculum.

I will say that I am not a fan of the design of Diigo. This is usually a problem of mine when it comes to web tools — that I am turned off by the design of the site and thus overlook the functionality. Diigo is definitely a labor of love for those that are developing it (meaning: they are not making a ton of profit off of it), but the tools that it gives you are pretty awesome. I have already installed a great extension for chrome which makes setting tags and bookmarks super easy. I really think that the way that I surf and use web content will be changed forever.

Feel free to check out the site and if you begin using, definitely add me as a contact. You can check out my bookmarks at

http://www.diigo.com/user/robnyland

  • Sam Gladstein

    I too use both Diigo and Delicious but am finding the tools in Diigo far more powerful for sharing with studentsHave you explore the capture and annotating tools too