Archive for November, 2008
With the release of the Diigo Educator Accounts, we have received lots of encouraging words, valuable feedback, and kind support from educators all over the world. Among the web 2.0 technologies, we believe that Diigo provides a unique collaborative research and learning platform that will be valuable in all aspects of information processing, from discovering, digesting, organizing, sharing, collaborating to interacting, which are all essential skills for 21st Century workforce. This is only the first phase of our efforts to bring to education the powerful benefits of Diigo, and the work has just begun.
With all the interaction and kind help that we’ve received from the education community, we’d like to recognize those educators who are taking pioneering steps in getting their students and/or their peers started on collaborative research using Diigo’s powerful features. To express our appreciation, we’ve designed a “Diigo Education Pioneer” badge especially for you! Along with that, a big “Thank you”!
So, who gets to have this “Diigo Education Pioneer” badge? Well, once your account has been approved for the education upgrade and you have started using and sharing Diigo with your students and/or colleagues in an educational setting, you can get your own in your “Teacher Console” area >> Get Your Own Badge!
We have a whole array of nice looking badges to suit your own personal style
On your badge page, simply mouse-over and click to select the desired color badge, copy the HTML code, and then paste it to your website or blog template. That’s it! Best of all, that’s a personalized badge – any visitor clicking your Diigo Education Pioneer badge will be able to visit your Diigo public profile. Cool, huh!
With the release of the first phase of Diigo Educator Accounts, we will continue to work with our education community to define the next phase of Diigo for Education, and explore the full potential of Diigo as an educational tool.
Get your account upgraded now and become a “Diigo Education Pioneer” today!
PS. A special thanks to Vicki Davis for the badge idea. We do value everyone’s input
November 20th, 2008
Mashable Open Web Awards just opens up its first round of voting, and Diigo is a semi-finalist in the social bookmarking category. Now we need your vote to make it to the Final Round!
Diigo is often compared with other social bookmarking sites. We feel this is not quite doing it justice. As both a research tool and a knowledge-sharing community, Diigo is substantially more powerful as it is carefully designed to address these needs: how to discover, process, manage, and share online information more productively and effectively. While Diigo is not the “biggest” yet, it certainly is the “BEST” among its class, and continues to get better and better as we are barely scratching the surface of what can be done here!
User can vote once a day. Please submit your email address in the widget above and confirm your vote by clicking on the link in your email. With your help, we can grow the Diigo Knowledge Community, and provide even more value to users. Please share your love for Diigo & help us to spread the news Thanks for your support!
~ The Diigo Team
November 19th, 2008
Thanksgiving is approaching, and I have started my hunt for the best Turkey recipes After tagging, highlighting all the good stuff that I found on the web, I entered few keywords to pull out the list of my research. But that’s still quite a few web resources to compare and decide which one looks the most promising! So here is what I do:
1) Use “Expand All” or “Expand” to open up my annotations that I made while researching. This lets me browse through what I considered “important” easily:
2) Use the “Preview” link under each bookmark to quickly browse through the original page without having to open up another window and interrupting my research flow. I can scroll the page up and down, quickly deciding whether to look through that page more closely or move on to other bookmarks:
3) Of course, besides my own bookmarks, I can also select “Everyone’s Bookmarks“ and check out what the community has collectively discovered.
And, if I decide to further organize a specific collection of bookmarks on a topic, I can also build a Diigo List (like a folder, but much better!) to access and/or share it easily.
More tips on creative ways to use a Diigo List, and social discovery that you can get through the Diigo Sidebar later!
PS. I probably will go with this one: 8 Treasures Stuffed Turkey with Shiraz-Honey Jus. Sounds yummy! Wish me luck
November 14th, 2008
1. Add the “View Annotation” filter feature.
2. Bookmarks in the quick access filter can be opened in a new tab by middle-click.
November 8th, 2008
Diigo groups are widely embraced by many work groups, interest groups and school classes for collaborative research. From listening to our users’ feedback, we have now made it possible to automatically post group bookmarks to your blogs!
This “Group Auto Blog Post” feature will enable group member to automatically post your group bookmarks to your blog(s) daily or weekly – a super easy way to share your group’s findings with your blog readers!
Follow these steps to set it up:
- As a group member, select “Group Auto Blog Post” function in the Group Menu (upper right hand corner of the group’s homepage). And click “Add Your Blog Post Job”
- Follow the instructions on the page for “Setting / Selecting a blog“, then click “Add a new job”
- Fill in the form. Select your group from the “Privacy / Source” pull down menu, and Submit. That’s it!
While you’re at this, you may also want to check out the “Group Badge”
and “Group Linkrolls & Group Tagrolls” functions
All of these are great ways to help you publicize your group and share your group’s resources! Give them a try and let us know what you think.
November 6th, 2008