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First Impressions & some issues
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on 11 Jan 10
follow-ups, last by Graham Perrin on 27 Jul 10
on 11 Jan 10
I've only just discovered Diigo as I've been evaluating it as a company-wide research tool for a small company (70 odd people).
I like it a lot, as it seems to do more or less what I need it to (especially the way you can have internal discussions about bookmarks while also publishing personal feeds via delicious and group feeds via widgets), however there are a number of things that are odd or broken that I would like to raise to see if anyone else has struggled with these things or perhaps even has a solution.
1. You can only send a bookmark to 1 list and 1 group at a time.
2. When adding a bookmark to a group, the description suddenly becomes a comment from the person adding the bookmark.
3. When save to delicious is enabled, annotations are saved to delicious as well as bookmarks!
4. Descriptions are heavily truncated when auto-saved to delicious.
5. Spaces in tags are converted to underscores in delicious.
6. There don't seem to be any decent tag curation tools (e.g. bulk add / replace, etc.)
Does anyone have any suggestions?
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on 12 Jan 10
Thanks fishead, lists are really useful (especially for keeping 'foundational' resources separate) but I'm really looking for something else - maybe 'tag management' is a more appropriate term. It's to cope with two scenarios I can think of: firstly externally-driven name changes and secondly adding more detailed meta data.
An example of the first case would be that we have a bunch of bookmarks that are relevent to a particular team and are tagged with the team name (say 'new business sales') then somtime in the future the company is reorganised and the team name changes to 'sales and marketing' (these things happen ;-) we'd need to search and replace the existing tags to reflect the new team name.
An example of the second is where we, say, have a bunch of bookmarks that are relevent to a particular subject, say 'collaboration' and then over time that subject becomes increasingly important and more specilised and the number of resources we have on the subject increases to the point of unmanageability, so we want to curate those resources and sub-divide them into three meta-topics (say 'project collaboration', 'community management' and 'privacy modelling') - we need tools to easily bulk tag filtered results.
Basically, the issues I'm dealing with is that given 70 people, most of whom are continually researching their specialism, there are going to be a *lot* of bookmarks to manage and organise :-)
on 15 Jan 10
10. When configuring a Group Linkroll widget, the embedded widget still shows the Diigo logo despite the 'icon' option being unchecked, the embed code showing 'icon=false' and the icon not showing in the preview. I've done a screencast of this here:
I'd like to be able to publish a link roll (or several link rolls for different topics) from a private group on a public site, but I need to either de-link the Title (as I don't want people trying to link back to the group and finding that they don't have permission), or remove the title entirely and replace it with our own title above the embedded widget. However, if we do the latter, the Diigo icon looks a bit out of place, so I'd like to remove both title and icon from the widget - but as you can see it doesn't seem to work. It doesn't seem to be an in-browser caching problem either.
PS: Is anyone from Diigo reading this? Please let me know if I'm being annoying with all these issue reports, or if there's somewhere better to raise them!
on 02 Feb 10
Re point 2. It took me a little while to figure out what you're on about yuppi_c, but you are right! Highlighting does create a better description that adding a description does, and it doesn't attribute it to you when you cross post to a group. And yes, it would be useful to have a transparent highlight so you just get the annotation in the library feed but don't get a distracting highlight on the page itself.
Thanks for the links - I didn't know Diigo did a WebSlides..interesting!
And yeah, I think the truncation issue is fixed in delicious
One new issue I've discovered though is that you don't seem to be able to get an RSS feed of a member's contributions to a group (although you can get a feed of pretty much everything else).
Basically I want to show a feed of things that I've found that are interesting to the rest of the company I work for, so want include only those that I've shared with the company group, but equally don't want to show everything that everyone posts to the group. So pages of the following type need to be RSS enabled:
Anyone at Diigo? Pretty please? :-)
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on 16 Jan 10
no follow-up yet
on 17 Jan 10
I def need reassurance too before rolling it out to a bunch of users - and I haven't seen any community relations from Diigo so far either.
I first posted on 11th Jan, so far have reported 10 issues, it's now the 17th and no response or acknowledgement on any of them. I know it's still 'in beta' but I'm going to need better service than that.
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