Diigo - do you use it?

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  1. dizzykates

    dizzykates Habitué

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    Do you use Diigo? I signed up last year, but never started using it. I can't even remember what it's for. I just changed some settings though and it seems to save/mark articles which might be useful. I am wondering who else uses it and what you do with it in the classroom.
     
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    I've never heard of it. What does it do? Is the toolbar required to use it? I hate installing additional toolbars on my browser.
     
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    I love Diigo and use it all the time.

    Diigo is a social bookmarking site.

    It allows me to see my favorite websites on any computer. Because I have joined Diigo groups, I also can see all of the websites that people in that group have marked. For instance, a group might exist called "English Teachers" in which all sites marked are related to the English teacher classroom.

    The best feature for me is it allows me to "tag" websites. So, if I find a website that is good information on writing for my students, I can tag it with something meaningful to me, e.g. "writing" and "students" and "EngIII" ... then, I can search and filter by those tags instead of just seeing a chronological list of favorites.

    With the Diigo toolbar, it is quick to use.

    It has other functions (e.g. highlighting, making notes on sites), but I don't use those functions.
     
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    Hmm... I don't have the toolbar anymore I guess. I need to spend some time exploring this. It sounds good, but like there's a bit of a learning curve.

    How is it different/better than Feedly? Or do they just serve completely different purposes? I also haven't used Feedly, but I want to start reading blogs again and I know I need a feed to do that effectively.

    Google reader shutting down really have saved me a lot of time...
     
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    I don't know Feedly ... sorry.
     

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