With the launch of Diigo 3.0 to rave reviews, some people also wonder if Diigo has become too social, too “facebookish.” Regarding this concern, we would like to make the following points:
- Facebook is about “who you know”, while Diigo is about “what you know”. Diigo is a community centered around information and knowledge sharing – all social features in Diigo are designed to serve the purpose of better collaboration and knowledge-sharing.
- Facebook connects people based on their existing relationships and affiliations, while Diigo connects people based on common interests in information and content.
- Diigo gives users broader latitude in terms of “being social” or not. At one extreme, you can be completely “anti-social” and use Diigo mainly as a research tool for personal productivity — surely you cannot be completely anti-social on Facebook! Diigo provides users with many options on how to share information with others and how to get information from others and the community, involving varying degrees of effort and intrusiveness. This point has been explained very well in a recent blog post at ehub.
Bottomline? Diigo is a new kind of social network centered around information and knowledge, and is perhaps best referred to as a “social information network“.
Diigo is evolving and innovating rapidly. So stay tuned, as lots more exciting things will be forthcoming!
PS: In this new V3 release, we do provide a Facebook widget. For those who have a Facebook account, click here to check it out!