Diigo ~ Open Web Awards winner!

It’s official:  Diigo wins Best Social Bookmarking for Mashable’s People’s Choice Open Web Awards!

The Open Web Awards is a multilingual international online voting competition that covers major innovations in web technology. It recognizes and honors the top achievements in 26 categories. This year Mashable partners up over 100 international blog partners to cover the event. Through a competitive online nominating and two rounds of voting process, we are happy to share with you that Diigo was selected as the winner of the Social Bookmarking category in the People’s Choice Open Web Awards.

As both a research tool and a knowledge-sharing community, Diigo 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!

Of course, we’d like the share the joy and honor with the entire Diigo community. We couldn’t have done it without your kind support. Very big thanks to everyone for voting for us to give Diigo its due recognition!

We are passionate about making Diigo the best knowledge sharing and management platform for individuals, work groups, and companies. Lots more exciting projects forthcoming.  Stay tuned, as we continue to evolve and push forward!

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Mashable Open Web voting opened and Diigo is a nominee!

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!

Cheers,

~ The Diigo Team

Scheduled Website Maintenance

Update:  Diigo Groups upgrade completed. If you notice any issue, please report to Diigo Forums. Thanks

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On Monday, Oct 20 starting from midnight 0:00 PDT (Monday, Oct 20, 7:00 am GMT),  Diigo Groups will be unavailable while we conduct a backend upgrade to provide better performance.  Only Groups will be down for a little while – rest of the site will not be affected.

Thanks for your patience while we make this upgrade to make Diigo better and better, and thanks for your continued support! 

Your Diigo Team

ps: Follow us on Twitter for whispers, early news, reviews, and updates from Diigo!

Scheduled Website Maintenance | Upgrade

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UPDATE 1 (Aug 16, 8AM):  Upgrade in progress…

UPDATE 2 (Aug 16, 5PM):   Although earlier we have alerted users in our blog / user forum / user dashboard area about the scheduled downtime / upgrade that’s going on now,  some users have emailed or tweeted, wondering why the downtime is taking so long.  Don’t worry – all is going as planned.  Please note that this is not just a regular site maintenance, but a major server and database upgrade to provide you with speedier performance and to support Diigo’s rapidly growing user base.  We hope to have the site rollout in a few more hours.  Please also note that bookmarking during the server downtime won’t be saved.

UPDATE 3 (Aug 16, 10PM):   Site is back.

UPDATE 4 (Aug 16, 10:15PM): Heavy backend computation at the moment – rebuilding the tag search index (any tag-related search | feed & speed will be temporarily affected)… We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause. Thanks for your understanding.

UPDATE 5 (Aug 17, 11:00AM):  New Diigo FF toolbar feature: Quick Access Filter  (see here)

UPDATE 6  (Aug 17, 2:00PM):   Some users reported toolbar signin issue. Look like a mac issue. Looking into it now.

UPDATE 7 (Aug 18, 6:00AM):   FF mac signin issue should be resolved.   Please reinstall the latest toolbar and advise.

UPDATE 8  (Aug 18, 7:00AM):  Tag search re-indexing completed.   You should be able to access your tags data now.  Full text search re-indexing will probably take another day or so (ie. search box on the upper right hand corner not functional yet.)

UPDATE 9 (Aug 18, 9:00AM):  Group email alert service resumed.

UPDATE 10 (Aug 19, 6:00AM):   Daily blog post service resumed.

Please email us or report to our user forum any issue that you have noticed.  Thanks

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On Friday, Aug 15 starting from 11pm PDT (Saturday, Aug 16, 6:00 am GMT),  Diigo will be unavailable while we conduct a major backend upgrade to provide better performance, and in preparation for what’s coming up in the pipeline… 

Thanks for your patience while we make this upgrade to make Diigo better and better, and thanks for your continued support! 

Your Diigo Team

ps: Follow us on Twitter for whispers, early news, reviews, and updates from Diigo!

Diigo at EduBloggerCon & NECC ~ San Antonio

I am on my way to NECC / EduBloggerCon conference in San Antonio, Texas, June 28th – July 2nd. NECC is the place for hands-on, interactive learning about how technology and the latest Web 2.0 innovations can transform teaching and learning. Over 18,000 people are expected this year, wow!

I’m very excited about this trip. Why? I’ve befriended with lots of Diigo users, and many of us have been interacting “virtually” for a while. While internet certainly has removed the distance barrier and made many incredible things possible, still, nothing is quite like a face-to-face meeting. So, very much looking forward to finally meeting up with a bunch of friends in person for the first time, and sure hope to make new acquaintances with a lot more people in the next few days as well!

This Sat, June 28, I will attend the EduBloggercon (9am – 5pm) at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. For most of the NECC conference, besides attending some interesting keynotes and sessions, I will also be hanging out a lot on the NECC unplugged / Blogger’s Cafe. I will be wearing a Diigo T-shirt, so hopefully it’s easier to spot me. If you are at NECC, I’d love to meet you in person. I’ve created a NECC profile http://www.necc2008.org/profile­/MaggieTsai Twitter, IM, DMS (diigo messaging system), or email me if you’d like to get together and/or if you’d like to see Diigo in action.

I cannot wait to meet a bunch of educators who are passionate about learning and exploring ways to integrate latest technology innovation to transform education and make a difference for their students!

~ Maggie

Diigo at ERE Expo 2008 ~ the premier HR Conference

We’re delighted to learn that Tim O’Connor who is currently the Strategic Sourcing Lead for Capgemini, one of the largest management and IT consulting firms, has been invited to present at ERE Expo 2008 and will be featuring Diigo in his talk on April 2nd in San Diego. ERE Expo is the premier gathering for those in the HR / Recruiting / Sourcing industry. Broad range of the most recent and relevant issues currently affecting the global recruiting industry will be discussed.

SESSION DESCRIPTION

In this session, O’Connor introduces you to Diigo, a site that allows you create your own database of candidates on line for free. Diigo was not created with the thought of recruiting in mind, but he explains how it can be a hidden gem for a few select recruiters and researchers in the U.S. who have been lucky enough to understand how to get the most of it. You’ll learn how to do Boolean searches across multiple search engines in just seconds. You’ll learn more about bookmarks and tags. You’ll learn how to create your own database of candidates online.

SESSION TIME

April 2nd, 1:30pm

A related quote from a recruiting specialist, Michael Marlatt, who is using Diigo extensively as he’s constantly sourcing for talent on from the web:

“Whether I am surfing the web, sourcing for resumes or conducting competitive intelligence, Diigo allows me to quickly capture relevant data, create annotations, keep it all organized, easily retrievable, simultaneously share (real-time) content with my team, and oh by the way I can do this without my personal computer from anywhere in the world. The days of simply book-marking favorites in a browser (old-school) and creating “bookmarklets” is definitely not efficient. This is especially true if you have 100’s (if not 1000’s) of favorite sites stored in your current browser. Diigo has vastly simplified how I maintain and share content from the web.”

The online recruiting “guru”, Jim Stroud, also has posted several strong recommendations for Diigo here, here, here and here. In his words “Diigo: I LOVE THIS PRODUCT!!! Use it, use it, use it…

We’re glad to hear that people are discovering ways that Diigo makes their lives easier everyday. Indeed, Diigo is not merely just another bookmarking, web annotation, etc, etc. tool and site. It is designed very much with research and productivity in mind, as it actually arose out of our personal needs to read and digest large amount of information online and the need to share thoughts and interact on those information. For those browse or consume a lot information on the web, we believe they will find Diigo quite indispensable.

It’s fantastic that more and more people are sharing their Diigo experience in workshops / conferences across various disciplines and industries! If you’re going to be at ERE Expo and you would like to see Diigo in action, then drop by Tim’s discussion this Wed afternoon!

Diigo ~ “Tip of the day” series

Diigo V3 represents a re-launch of diigo.com. Both the website and toolbar are completely re-designed. Prior to the introduction of V3, Diigo was primarily a web annotation and social bookmarking tool. In addition to significant improvements of Diigo as a research tool, the new Diigo now facilitates a meaningful social information network around knowledge. It socializes the content that users save and annotate – building a community around information, topics, knowledge, and people, and enabling better ways for knowledge sharing and discovery.

Since there are a lot of new changes, we would like to assist you in exploring the new Diigo:

  1. To get started, please watch the Video Tutorials, explore “Getting Started”, and read the “What’s New” and new “About Diigo” pages.
  2. We will start a new series of “Tip of the day” posts. Many Diigo features are thoughtfully designed. Some may be subtle yet very powerful. This whole series of “Do you know…” will hopefully help our users / readers understand some basic functions as well as discover many wonderful things Diigo is capable of.
    Should you also like to contribute and share your “Diigo Tips”, we welcome guest writers. Please drop us a note. Or, just directly do a blog post on your blog, then let us know, so that we can link to yours (and properly credit you, and hopefully bring traffic to your blog, of course 🙂
  3. If you have specific questions, you are welcome to come visit our User Forum. Check out the “Topics Tags” or do a “full text search” (on the right) for what has been discussed previously. If you don’t find what you need, just make a new post. We will be glad to assist you.