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Course "offspring" (the ones I know about, anyway):
Raptor Web 2.0
TCS at Play
23 Griffin Things
Course adapted with permission from
PLCMC Learning 2.0
as developed by Helene Blowers.
Thing 15 (Week 7): Social Bookmarking with Delicious
is a popular
site (of which there are
) that allows Internet users to store all of their saved websites (a.k.a. "favorites" or "bookmarks") online, so that they are accessible from any Internet-enabled computer. Users can organize their sites using
(user-defined keywords), and descriptions. The "social" aspect comes from the fact that users' bookmarks and tags are
publicly browsable and searchable
. Users can also subscribe to others' bookmark collections or to specific tags to create a personal resource network. Delicious
are an example of a
, or user-created organizational structure (you may recall we learned a bit about tagging and folksonomies in
Thing 11, Flickr
Social Bookmarking in Plain English
(3:24), from our best friends at CommonCraft:
Delicious had a major facelift in August 2008, so it looks a bit different now, but the concepts are the same.
A Few Delicious Features
Import all your existing bookmarks (a.k.a favorites) from your browser with
a few clicks
Access (and add to) your bookmarks
from any computer
! Never lose another link, email links to yourself, or paste into a document for sharing access. (Here,
, is how I saved my Flickr photos for "
" -- I used delicious to
each photo as "VHC" as I discovered it. Sure makes
a lot easier!).
Discover great resources saved by
of delicious users with a
, or by browsing specific
Try searching Delicious as an alternative to Google when looking for resources for a particular topic.
Mark any bookmark as
by selecting "
do not share
" when you save it. (Only YOU will see these sites when you are
Let others do the work for you!
(click "Add to my Network") to automatically track all their sites (displayed on a separate page from your own). You can also share/recommend a site to any user who is in your Network (such as a colleague!)
to a specific tag (go to Tags > My Subscriptions > Add a Subscription) to receive all users' sites saved with that tag (or even narrow your subscription to a
specific user and tag
Display your own and others' bookmarks as a
or in a
, sorted by tag
(frequency of use). The larger a tag appears in the cloud, the more times that tag has been used.
Easily share and collect bookmarks with others!
all your bookmarks
with students or colleagues by giving them a
for your delicious
Share sites for a specific tag (i.e topic) by providing the link for
that tag only
-- where the user is lottascales and the tag is digital_storytelling).
Subscribe to the
of a specific
, or display the feed results on a blog, wiki or other webpage to share with students or colleagues.
Create a special
to collect resources
along with others
for a particular purpose or topic, for example "
." If you want to share a site with our group, use '
' as a tag along with your other chosen tags. (Here is what the RSS feed for the k12learning20 tag looks like,
embedded in a wiki page
. Imagine how you could leverage this capability for student research, sharing sites with colleagues, or for the school library!
Five ways of "looking at bookmarks" in delicious:
(If you take a moment to look at the
of each link, it's easy to see how delicious is organized).
(all sites saved by
(all sites tagged 'web2.0' by
by Tag Intersection:
(a "Tag Intersection" combines
two or more tags
to refine/narrow a search. This link displays all sites tagged with
'math' and 'podcast' by
by User/Tag combination:
(all of 'lottascales' sites tagged 'web2.0')
by User/Tag Intersection:
(all of 'lottascales' sites
'design' and 'visualization'
A Few "High Profile" Ed Tech Delicious Users
(Not a Representative Sample)
Will Richardson -
David Warlick -
Joyce Valenza -
Vicki Davis (coolcatteacher) -
Wesley Fryer -
PART 1: Explore Delicious
for something that interests you. (You can do this more than once). Enter
one or more keywords
at the top of the page.
Review the results
Things to notice:
used for each site, number of
who have tagged the site (numbers in blue boxes),
of those who have tagged the sites (click any username to see all sites saved by that user).
Here is a
sample delicious results page
for a search using the keyword "bento."
Explore the result
of your search by following some of the "delicious" information -- click a
, a blue "
saved by X other people
a "discovered" site, try
the link and selecting "open in new tab" or "open in new window". That way, you won't lose your delicious results.
When viewing a particular
's saved sites, explore his or her
top 10 tags
on the right side of the page. Use
to narrow your search results. Use
to switch between
search and browse
around, and see what you can figure out about
how delicious works and how it may be helpful to you
‡ HELP Page:
Anatomy of a Delicious Page
(This will give you some idea of what you are looking at when exploring
PART 2: Get Del.icio.us
Sign up for a delicious account and install the browser 'add-on' buttons.
‡ HELP Page:
Registering for Delicious
PART 1: Log into your delicious account and practice adding and tagging 7-10 sites.
Give some thought to your choices of tags -- think about all the different ways you would categorize the site -- remember that each tag is a SINGLE KEYWORD and you must leave a space between each tag. Don't be afraid to use several tags, they don't cost anything. Also give some thought to the
(site titles -- the "link" you will click) and
Click the "
" button (checkerboard) on your browser toolbar to go to your account and check out the results of your tagging spree.
‡ HELP Video:
Adding & Tagging Sites in Delicious
‡ HELP Instructions:
Steps for Tagging a Site in Delicious
(for video haters and impatient folks):
log into your account
Go to a
web site of interest
(either perform a search, or select a familiar site).
While viewing the site, click the
on your browser toolbar. Fill in the
fields, and edit the
as desired. (If other users have tagged the site, tag suggestions will be provided and you can just click them. After awhile, your own tags will be suggested as well).
Remember to separate each tag with a space
. Also keep in mind that (to a point) "over" tagging is better than "under" tagging -- more tags are better than fewer.
. Repeat for several sites.
‡ HELP TIP:
highlighting a bit of text
on a page
clicking the TAG button.
The highlighted text will be added automatically to the description field when you save the bookmark to delicious!
PART 2: Add the 'shared' tag "k12learning20
" to a couple of sites that you would like to share with our group. Check out the
to see what happens after you tag a site using k12learning20. (It may take a few minutes to appear).
brief blog post
sharing your thoughts about delicious and what you learned/noticed in your exploration and initial tagging experiences. Include any
ideas you have for using delicious in your professional practice
(for yourself, with colleagues, and/or with students). Include a link to
your delicious links
in the post
. Please include "Thing 15" in the post title.
Try one or more of the following:
. Find a
that interests you and subscribe to it (click
Subscriptions > Add a Subscription
). You can refine/narrow a subscription by using a
(multiple tags joined by + e.g. poetry+shakespeare)
Add someone to
. You can add me, a colleague, anyone you wish. (Click
Add a user to Network
). WA Middle School teachers almost all belong to each others' Delicious networks. It's a great way to pool resources and share with each other.
Tag Options > Manage tag bundles
) to organize your tags. Bundles are really helpful for keeping your bookmarks in good order. This is most meaningful when you have a lot of sites.
When you are feeling
, import your existing bookmarks into delicious (log into your account, click settings, then import/upload). This was my "Winter Break" project a couple years ago, but it was well worth it, and I have never reverted back to the "old" way of saving bookmarks. You may also want to check out
... (Diigo is like Delicious on steroids mixed with a social network, collaborative tools, and notetaking).
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