Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Social Bookmarking: Managing information within Globaloria

Do you bookmark your favorite web sites using "Favorites" within Internet Explorer?
It is really useful, when you are in your classroom or maybe an office you mark all the websites that you want to go to or need to go to to get your work done or teach a class. Of course when you leave that computer, you no longer have access to the bookmark and what if you want to send that bookmark to a friend? You have to send an email for each bookmark?

Well, there is a solution for managing a lot of bookmarks and it can lead to a lot more then just having a list of your favorite links.

Social Bookmarks can be captured through services such as del.icio.us or others that allow you to keep your bookmarks on the web, access them from any web-connected computer, and search for sites with related topics.

Here is a link from my account with all the Globaloria-related web sites.



And just because they do such a wonderful job explaining things, here is a video explaining the concept.

http://www.youtube.com/?v=x66lV7GOcNU

Social Bookmarking in Plain English



After you check this out, let me know what you think. Remember, it is just as easy to use social bookmarking then to use favorites and you get a lot of benefits. If you are really interested, I wrote a post back in June on Social Bookmarking for Learning at my personal blog.

2 comments:

Ryan said...

Don't forget to mention the del.icio.us extension for Firefox, and Flock's inherent ability to deal with social bookmarks, too. Without that technology being built right into my browser, I don't think it would make it into part of my work flow.

Lee Kraus said...

Great points Ryan and thanks for mentioning Flock. I think I should probably post on this a couple more times. But I should certainly mention the extensions.