Bookmarking websites is part of social media now, and one can register on one of those sites, join groups of similar interest, and follow others. One of these websites is Diigo. I joined Diigo this week and used it every day to bookmark websites and news articles. I was able to highlight important parts and to put the sticky notes on certain places, as my own comment or reminders.
I have to say that I was skeptical about the entire process; it seemed to me that entire procedure was similar to adding favorites, and that it wouldn’t add any value to the online research process.
After using Diigo for a couple of days and learning my way around it, I realized that it actually does add value. It’s helpful for the simple reason that it could be sorted by using different tags. The other nice thing about it is that by searching for specific topics using tags, one can also find an endless pool of sources and information that others have already tagged, highlighted, and commented on. It can actually speed up the entire research process.
Another interesting aspect is that bookmarked and highlighted information can be edited, deleted, and shared on other social networking sites. Private settings can also be used, in which case, only the authorized user can see the bookmarked information. I think it is a good source of information and a great electronic file depository.
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