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Graham Perrin

Social bookmarking - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - 1 views

  • chronologically
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      Diigo 3.x allowed the user to view bookmarks chronologically, by date of creation. That feature is missing from Diigo 4.0 beta.
  • Diigo entered the bookmarking field
  • inferences from the relationship of tags to create clusters
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  • In 2006
  • Social bookmarking
  • the resources themselves aren't shared, merely bookmarks that reference them
  • share, organize, search, and manage
  • understand the content
  • without first needing to download
  • metadata
  • tags that collectively or collaboratively become a folksonomy
  • votes
  • comments
  • social tagging
  • shared only with specified people or groups
  • usually public
  • chronologically
  • the number of users who have bookmarked
  • import and export
  • web annotation
  • no central controlled vocabulary
  • converge over time
  • drawbacks to such tag-based systems
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      Common Tag format may address most of these issues. 
  • no standard set of keywords
  • no standard for the structure of such tags (e.g., singular vs. plural, capitalization)
Graham Perrin

Pratiques du socialbookmarking dans le domaine de l'éducation…Vers de nouvell... - 7 views

  • Accès à la thèse Michèle Drechsler, Université de Metz
  • Pratiques du socialbookmarking dans le domaine de l’éducation…Vers de nouvelles modalités de formation
  • l’Université Paul Verlaine de Metz
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  • les premières conclusions de ma recherche
  • Pratiques du socialbookmarking  dans le domaine de  l’éducation… Affordances sémantiques, socio-cognitives et formatives
  • Les ressources au cœur du métier d’enseignant et de la gestion des connaissances
  • Pour le questionnaire en ligne proposé aux enseignants-utilisateurs de Diigo, 200 réponses nous montrent que les ressources numériques n’ont pas remplacé le manuel à 100% et nous avons noté mais que leurs utilisations complètent majoritairement les manuels.
  • Des ressources éducatives vues comme des instruments
  • L’outil de socialbookmarking « Diigo » avec toutes ses fonctionnalités (commentaires, visualisation des utilisateurs d’une même ressource, découverte d’usages de la même ressource dans des contextes variés…), peut faciliter la mise en place d’ « un champ instrumental collectif »  qui permet de rendre compte a posteriori du degré d’utilisation de la ressource éducative et développer la professionnalisation des enseignants.
  • Intégration du triangle de la théorie de l’Activité d’Engentröm pour les pratiques du socialbookmarking (Michèle Drechsler, 2009)
  • Le socialbookmarking, une porte ouverte pour l’intelligence collective ?
  • Nous avons vu qu’avec l’outil Diigo, nous pouvons nous retrouver à l’intérieur d’un méta-réseau, les partenaires communautaires étant reliés comme « amis », appelés à se visiter et à se questionner à travers des environnements interconnectés de travail via les forums et les commentaires autour des usages des ressources.
  • Limites de notre étude
  • Notre échantillon est « restreint » si on prend en compte la présence de seulement 100 praticiens français qui utilisent l’outil Diigo pour l’éducation sur l’ensemble des enseignants français6 ou si on comptabilise l’effectif des six groupes « Diigo » choisis pour notre étude.
  • Michèle Drechsler
  • http://www.sudoc.abes.fr/DB=2.1/SET=7/TTL=1/CMD?ACT=SRCHA&IKT=1016&SRT=RLV&TRM=Mich%C3%A8le+Drechsler
The Ravine / Joseph Dunphy

Top Digg User Zaibatsu Banned - Reactions from Both Zaibatsu and Digg Management - Read... - 0 views

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    WARNING: Mild profanity at the other end of this link, too. Unavoidable, as it is found in the quoted material. Brief report of the incident, along with a much longer taped interview with the banned user, marred by prejudgement from the interviewer, who can't seem to let go of a fixation on the idea both sides in this absurd incident must have a point, or that at least Digg must. Quoting the post: "We get the feeling that there is more to this story than we have managed to unearth ... Clearly Digg feels that Zaibatsu has violated their terms multiple times and it appears they've simply had enough." In other words, corporate spin should be taken naively, at face value. Zaibatsu does himself no favors in his response, by choosing to be conciliatory in his response. In a civilized society, there's nothing wrong with that, but we're not living in one of those. We're living in one that still bears imprint of the same fun loving culture that brought us the concept of "trial by combat" and it shows. When you are wronged and you are speaking, keep it short, keep it sweet, and let your anger show. Do not offer to turn the other cheek, and do not express concern for those who have wronged you, for these civilized acts will never be understood by the uncivilized men with whom you deal to be anything other than a confession of guilt.
The Ravine / Joseph Dunphy

Internet Censorship - A Digg "Bury Brigade" Case Study : Zaphu - 1 views

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    Points to a disproportionately large number of posts about the political candidate Ron Paul that were buried on Digg, in support of the premise of that so-called "bury brigades" exist on Digg, groups of users who vote against articles en masse when they don't like them, "philosophically". This should surprise absolutely nobody who is familiar with Digg's basic operating principles and has been online for more than ten minutes in his life, but sometimes people need evidence in support of the obvious. Putting the feeedom to be heard on a topic to a vote - how do people expect that to work out?
The Ravine / Joseph Dunphy

David LeMieux exposes a bury brigade? - 1 views

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    A list of article burials on Digg, along with the users who buried them. One does note that one is seeing a very few users doing a lot of burying. See link above.
The Ravine / Joseph Dunphy

Hunting Down Digg's Bury Brigade - 0 views

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    Not only allegations that a small group of hyperaggressive users (50 in total) are burying posts on Digg, but with a little unexplained hacking being alluded to, the members of that local cabal are allegedly named. The question this raises being how much faith we should put in strangers who don't explain their methods - but then, if they did, we wouldn't be allowed to link to this article, would we? The fact that a search turned up 16900 hits for "Digg" and "bury brigade" does make this a little easier to believe, though, and a little more of a source of worry for the Stumbleupon user when he hears a suggestion that Digg take over that other service.
The Ravine / Joseph Dunphy

Digg to Take On StumbleUpon and TinyURL? | WebProNews - 0 views

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    Chris Crum (the author) writes about a rumored upcoming Digg toolbar incorporating random search, and asks if this is bad news for Stumbleupon, as that is the service's key feature. Perhaps, but Crum hasn't given us reason enough to think so. Randomness, by itself, isn't a big deal. Webrings had incorporated it into their code long before there was a Stumbleupon. Carefully weightened randomness is what Stumbleupon does. Stumbleupon offers a blogging platform, albeit a seriously flawed one. Digg does not. Those who submit content to Digg risk loss of membership if the content proves to be unpopular enough; so far as I know, Stumbleupon users don't have the same worry, outside of a little political whackiness in the fora. I'm left with the impression that Crum repeats somebody who has read too much into too little, having little familiarity with the capabilities of the SU system, and with the policy differences between the two sites.
The Ravine / Joseph Dunphy

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Stumble-Spam - 1 views

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    Alex Laburu raises a serious point about Stumbleupon than that to be found in the bookmark above; that perverse incentives are built in to the system by SU's business model, in which the company makes money, not from visits to blogs on their system, but by getting paid for "stumbles" - random visits to sponsor websites taking place through their system. Under such a model, Laburu argues, a well written blog costs the company money, because it is a blog visitors are less likely to leave soon via a stumble - and those following its links aren't stumbling. He raises a good point (among others), one that should lead SU users to view with concern the supposedly good feature that is the absence of advertising on our blogs on SU, because it provides SU admins with a short term incentive to side with those misusing the system at the expense of those using it constructively. Which does leave us with the question of how Diigo is making its money, does it? One might ask if many of the users bring this sort of thing upon themselves - listen in on the screaming when the very possibility of introducing advertising is raised, on some sites, as if the hosting service didn't need to make money. Perhaps when the subject arises here - Diigo is still in Beta as I write this - some of us might want to speak in support of that very sensible source of revenue for a company we'd like to evolve in a healthier direction than that being taken by some of its competition, at the moment.
The Ravine / Joseph Dunphy

Is StumbleUpon Traffic Worthless? - 0 views

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    The article points us toward a reason why the business model alluded to in the link above (paid for stumbles) is ultimately unsustainable - those visiting bounce through without doing much more than briefly glancing at the pages they visit, very often. This is plausible. People get enthusiastic about their new toy, they get a rhythm going, and they don't want to stop.
The Ravine / Joseph Dunphy

Stumbleupon traffic is useless - 1 views

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    A very brief testimonial from another blogger.
The Ravine / Joseph Dunphy

StumbleUpon = Worthless Traffic | DAY JOB NUKER.COM - 0 views

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    Bringing this down to the bottom line, yet another blogger shares his experience, of watching people bounce away without doing much of anything on his site. How much is traffic like that to a site, and how much will somebody be willing to pay to keep getting more of it? As the author says, "The problem is that when I stumble I am in the mood for some fast action. I don't want to be bothered with heavy reading and just want to be amused." a spirit that, as somebody in one of the sites bookmarked above argues, Stumbleupon's business model gives the company and its management a perverse short term incentive to encourage. But can one encourage impatience and then, moments later, hope that impatience will suddenly vanish the moment a visitor reaches a sponsor's site? Or does behavior, once reinforced, tend to linger? Does the company really expect those sponsors to not notice that their bottom line isn't being helped, just because they hope it will, and assume that it must?
The Ravine / Joseph Dunphy

Where data goes when it dies and other musings | FactoryCity - 0 views

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    Post about the data loss incident at Ma.gnolia and what users of other services can do to reduce their risk
The Ravine / Joseph Dunphy

Citizen Garden Episode 11: Whither Ma.gnolia? on Vimeo - 0 views

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    Larry Halff of Ma.gnolia (where I and many other users were before we came to Diigo) is interviewed, following the collapse of that service, and explains what he did wrong, without evasion. Many of us wish him well, and hope that both he manages to rebuild his company after this regrettable incident.
Graham Perrin

Top 20 Social Bookmarking Sites | eBizMBA - 0 views

Graham Perrin

My Languages: Skype Interview : Social Bookmarking - 0 views

  • Michèle Drechsler is an “inspector of the Education Nationale” in France. She manages a district of 260 teachers.
  • What are the changes caused by the new technologies for the professional training against the KM (Knowledge Management) and Cops (community of practices) paradigm?
  • Teaching resources on line and Web2.0.Indexing, bookmarking and folksonomy
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  • reflect on my social bookmarking practices
  • What were the most important reasons for you to join Diigo?
  • I usually start going through my Diigo emails
  • with like-minded people
  • Diigo group
  • a very effective way to keep up to date with cutting edge practice
  • easier to identify people who have common interests
  • maximise the exchanges
  • easily trackable by rss
  • (immediate or weekly) emails
  • How do you manage your subscriptions?
  • much more potential to share
  • I have joined quite a few Diigo groups
  • manage the information according to the time available
  • quick check, save on Diigo or
  • as a reminder to read the article or the report later
  • send a shortcut to my computer
  • Key words need to be standardized
  • s a protocol necessary
  • to determine a common vocabulary
  • or is self-regulation best?
  • too restricting to regulate for a whole group
  • different languages
  • I do not think it makes any difference
  • Does socialbookmarking enable you to be innovative?
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    Thanks to Isabelle Jones for sharing. In this interview we find some interesting observations on where Diigo fits (sometimes, between other things).
David Corking

7 Reasons Diigo Tastes Better Than Delicious | MakeUseOf.com | 2008 - 5 views

  • 7 Reasons Diigo Tastes Better Than Delicious
  • I’ve used Delicious for a long time to manage my Web bookmarks. It was easy to use, accessible from any browser, and worked well with Firefox. For all my needs, it was a great bookmarking service.
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  • Then I found Diigo, and suddenly Delicious didn’t look so good anymore. Diigo is another social bookmarking service (and one we’ve covered before), offering all of Delicious’ relevant features and much more. I left Delicious, and haven’t ever looked back. There are a lot of things I love about Diigo, but there are seven features that sold me on using Diigo for all my bookmarking needs. These are all in addition to the features I deem non-negotiable for social bookmarking sites- tagging, Firefox extensions, looking at popular bookmarks, etc.
  • 1. Highlighting
  • 2. Saving Pages is Easier Than Ever, Regardless of Browser
  • If you’re using Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Flock, the Diigo toolbar has all the features you could want - bookmark, search, highlight, and organize all your Web pages right from the toolbar. If you’re not into those browsers, though there’s a great bookmarklet that lets you do most of that with any browser. I use Chrome, and all the functionality I need is built right into the bookmarklet. Delicious becomes more difficult to use outside of Firefox (there are bookmarklets, but they pale in comparison), and Diigo keeps on working fine.
  • 3. Functional Commenting and Real Conversations
  • This is one of my favorite features of Diigo - when you’re reading a page, you can make comments right on the page, that show up as speech bubbles. If another Diigo user comes across the page, they’ll be able to see your comment. You can see (in the Firefox sidebar) who’s reading a page you’re on, who’s talking about it, and a real conversation can happen - unlike in Delicious, when all you can see is someone’s bookmarks.
  • 4. Send Bookmarks to Facebook or Twitter with one click
  • With one click, you can send a Diigo bookmark to Twitter, Facebook, or your blog. It truly takes one click, from “Send” to the service you want to use. If you want to send bookmarks to Facebook, you’ll have to install the Diigo Facebook app. You can also have Diigo create a daily digest of your latest bookmarks and send it to your blog, which I’d debate the usefulness of, but the functionality is there. Being able to bookmark a site on Twitter in particular straight from Diigo is big for me, and makes Twitter easier and quicker to use.
  • 5. Sites Help You Find Deeper Cuts
  • When you bookmark a page with Diigo, it bookmarks more than just the link (like those other sites). It bookmarks the entire page you were on, which has two great implications. First, it means you can preview sites within the Diigo page. You can view your bookmarked page, without ever leaving Diigo. It also means that you can search the full text of pages you bookmark.
  • Your bookmarks live in Diigo, so if a site goes down or is unavailable, you can still find it in Diigo, as well as search and view it. Diigo’s become a social-bookmarking machine, and I left Delicious and never looked back. If you want to make the switch, you can import your bookmarks from most other services- making the switch is so easy, there’s no reason not to! Diigo’s the new gold standard in social bookmarks. Do you use social bookmarking services? Which one? What are the killer features that make you use the one you’ve got?
  • I’m a big YouTube fan, but there are way more videos than I can possibly figure out. With “Sites“, you’re able to go through a particular site (including MakeUseOf) and find out what other people are bookmarking and reading about. You can create a watchlist, and whenever someone bookmarks a page from that site, you see it. It’s a great way to find popular and cool stuff in big, content-full sites that you might not notice otherwise.
  • 6. Simultaneously bookmark things to Diigo and Elsewhere - even Delicious! If you have a Ma.gnolia, Delicious, or Simpy account that you want to hold on to for posterity, you can set up Diigo to simultaneously bookmark pages to Diigo and to your other service, using the “Save Elsewhere” feature. I like this because it means you can use the vastly superior Diigo, but for all four different services. Just enter your account info, and you can start bookmarking all over the Web, with one click!
  • 7. Bookmark and Search Entire Web Pages
  • I seem to always bookmark a page, and then come back to it later and forget what it was that I cared about on the page
  • No more searching through the page again to find what it was you cared about.
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    Hear hear to all of this. I have used the "full text'" search in Furl many times, and I am delighted that Diigo has a similar feature.
SocialStream !

6 Ways to Turn Diigo Into a Traffic Booster - 3 views

  • If you haven’t heard of Diigo yet, it’s high time you took a look and made use of what they have to offer. They define themselves as a powerful research tool and a knowledge-sharing community. I believe their promise is backed up by the features they offer: bookmarking, annotations, clippings and the possibility to share everything you come across with others.
  • Diigo is not your average social network. Given its strong focus on effective research, most users are there to keep tracks of the domains they’re keen on. Unless you are able to create tons exquisite content on quite a few hot tags of Diigo, just bookmarking your own articles won’t get you very far.
  • So what other ways are there to use Diigo as a traffic generator?
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  • 1. Pay attention to your profile
  • 2. Be an active user
  • 3. Build new relationships based on common interests
  • 4. Find your friends
  • 5. Engage peers in meaningful conversations
  • 6. Avoid the temptations of selfishness
  • Traffic should never be the only goal of your joining a certain community.
  • Comparing notes, getting relevant feedback or ideas, being part of a group effort, these can be equally rewarding. Targeted traffic is however what you get in return for your contribution to the community. That said, your best tools to get the most out of Diigo are respect for others, helpfulness, attention to details and constant learning.
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