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Michael Marlatt

Diigo To Launch WebSlides At TechCrunch40#comments#comments#comments - 0 views

  • whoopie

    ? this is a five day project for a college undergrad. yawn

    • Michael Marlatt
       
      Funny comment.... if it was so easy to design then why didn't they do it first?
jincheng li

Diigo Launches, Nobody Cares - Mashable* - 0 views

  • a crowded space - Ma.gnolia, eSnips, Jots, Fungow, SpinSpy, Simpy, RawSugar are just a few of the players here.
  • Diigo aims to create a better social bookmarking tool.
  • Diigo isn’t a terrible product, but I think it’s safe to say it’s going nowhere. Aside from the few hundred users who find the additional features useful, it’s unlikely to see any real adoption.
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  • Rival Clipmarks offers some similar annotation features.
  • t they’re offering a “better del.icio.us
  • Once again, I think it’s a case of too little, too late.
  • As I said in an email to you guys, I’m sorry for being so tactless about this - and you’re right that I didn’t give a fair run down of your features. Nonetheless, I do wonder if you might struggle to differentiate the offering in this market.
  • Best thing about Diigo by far is the inadvertent smiling walrus in the logo. The site’s starting a footrace that’s already over, but that walrus is seriously cute!
  • These services depend on volume to experience any success at all, being collective intelligence models.
  • Diigo Launches, Nobody Cares
  • I say that review was spot on except for the line:

    “Diigo isn’t a terrible product”

  • If you have ever tried to use it I can assure you it is pretty painful. I am not sure if it is something personal to me, but I find their UI design very painful.
  • If you’re looking for some awesome blogging and research tools in addition to everything you’d expect in a bookmarking service, then explore the depth of services that Diigo has to offer. In my opinion Diigo isn’t just a tool, it’s more akin to a household appliance.
  • This space is seriously crowed!
  • “Diigolet” (no Flock version yet)
  • I hate it when I read a nice blog post and at the bottom they have a “Liked this Article? Bookmark us!” section, and there are 26 entries (no kidding!).
  • Diigo is different, not because it can’t do what the other services do. It’s different because it puts the user’s needs first and centre, instead of using the user for information aggregation purposes.
  • 32. the Wandering Author - July 29, 2006

    What I don’t understand is why anyone should care about the opinion of a blogger who apparently posts without even knowing anything about his subject. I spend a lot of time doing research, some of it on the Internet.

    I have a whole, long list of somewhat nice tools I have come across. Most of them are things I might use occasionally. I would never even think of adding toolbars for most of them, or setting up a permanent tab in Firefox to keep them always available - I’d just clutter up my workspace.

    But that is exactly what I have done with Diigo - I installed their toolbar and I set up a permanent Firefox tab for them. Why? I can share bookmarks with others when I need to, but much more importantly, I can highlight, annotate, clip, and bookmark any Web content I choose, all in one central, convenient spot.

    Diigo is like a well-loved research notebook crammed with notes for current projects, past projects, possible future projects. Unlike most of the bookmarking “services”, I can go back to a page and see my own notes reminding me of the thought which prompted me to bookmark it.

    There is nothing else that even approaches it on the Web, or if there is, I haven’t heard of it. The only other social bookmarking service I consider of any real use is eSnips, which allows me to upload files for sharing with a group of my choice. Which is an entirely different feature. But, I could more easily imagine Diigo adding that functionality to their existing site than I could imagine eSnips catching up to Diigo.

    Personally, I hope both eSnips and Diigo survive, but if only one of them is to be a success, my vote is firmly with Diigo. As for all the other, popular social bookmarking sites out there - yes, it was a somewhat interesting

  • The question is: does anybody care?
Maggie Tsai

sarahintampa: Webslides - Make Bookmarks Slideshows - 0 views

  • I think their marketing plan to sell WebSlides as just another bookmarking tool is doing it a disservice. I initially could not imagine why I would want my bookmarks saved as slideshows, but I immediately saw the value of the app as a training tool. I could picture WebSlide users making a walkthrough of how to use a particular website, presenting the features of a new web service, or making a WebSlide show to be used in a classroom setting. WebSlides' value is not just in the way it lets you stitch together a series of web pages together to form a slideshow; it is the ability to add sticky notes, highlights, and integrated annotations to the slideshows that make the service so useful. In addtion, you can record and narrate tracks to go along with the slideshow or add music.
Maggie Tsai

del.icio.us/url/c0f31c7d99ba11ebcefc04e14a1f35bb - 0 views

  • shows a sequence of live web pages from a bookmark list with accompanying notes

  • This is a unique service. It allows you to make a slideshow (with audio) of Web pages. This is really cool and useful for quick overviews of categories of websites as well as quick tutorials.

  • Just like it says.

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  • What a cool product, very nice way to inform others

  • dynamic bookmarks.like movie

  • the title says it all.

  • This is brilliant. Next time you're going to a meeting where you want to show a selection of websites. Don't worry about collapsing them all, just create a slideshow out of them.

Maggie Tsai

Diigo's WebSlides to turn saved pages into slide shows | Webware : Cool Web apps for ev... - 0 views

  • The bookmarking and reference service I use most is adding a show-and-tell slideshow feature. Diigo lets you mark up Web pages, then share and export your notes. Its new WebSlides, in closed beta testing, will enable you to create narrated presentations of Web pages that you've saved and annotated.

    Diigo is meant to be more practical than something like StumbleUpon, a fun way to discover new sites. Diigo Vice President Maggie Tsai touted Diigo WebSlides at the Office 2.0 conference today as an ideal tool for teachers. Her demo showed off handy-looking recording and playback controls for making presentations out of your saved pages and then sharing them with groups of other users. The slide shows also display text you've highlighted or notes you've taken on bookmarked sites. Unfortunately, you can't test WebSlides yet; only a beta wait list sign-up is available for now.

    I use Diigo instead of Delicious because it has more research-friendly features, and it can simultaneously save stuff to Delicious, Newsvine, and other services.

Maggie Tsai

Family Matters » » Diigo Introduces WebSlides - 0 views

  • The folks at Diigo have been busy adding new features to their research-friendly bookmark platform. Today they introduced WebSlides which allows users to select a group of bookmarks, arrange them in a specific order and turn them into a slideshow. What is really cool about this is viewers are looking at a show of live sites - not screenshots. Slideshow creators can include background music - or even narration - to the show although trying to keep the audio and video synched is a stretch.

    WebSlides is still in beta, but you can view several sample slideshows to get a feel for the system. One of them is even about genealogy.

  • Wow is not a good enough word for this! lol I enjoyed your WebSlide presentation….

    Janice

  • It was a lovely presentation, indeed! And thank you for featuring my little home town’s website as an example; I got TONS of people stopping by and taking a look. Much appreciated!
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  • I checked it out. Way cool. Thought you’d be interested in the method by which I discovered it. I checked incoming stats to my site. Whoa! So much higher! The highest hit was from Diigo, with some tortured proxy url but when I clicked it, it loaded my site. Hmmm. Knowing your praise of diigo, I suspected you, but I still didn’t understand the mechanism.

    Then I cut away all the other stuff from the url besides the home page. Saw the slides announcement. Saw the Genealogy 2.0, watched it. Slick. Understand the hits. Thanks for trying out new stuff, showing the way, and getting all us genealogists a bunch more exposure.

    Hm. I have been thinking about creating a retrospective post analyzing the ancestry.com thing. Perhaps playing around with Diigo is the way to go about it.

  • Susan, you’re right: the beauty of Diigo WebSlides is that readers are actually visiting the original webpages, so that if your content is included in a WebSlides, you, as the site owner, get the traffic, eyeballs and exposure. Nice, huh?!
Maggie Tsai

Diigo does WebSlides « i'm sorry, i just don't know - 1 views

  • So we built Make a Path to do what WebSlides does. It’s pretty cool. Sequence web pages, and then add annotations and even audio. Loads of applications for this tool. I’d like the navigation showed thumbnails of each site, though so I could skip around if I wanted.
Maggie Tsai

Slides.Diigo.com - Slideshows in a Flash - KillerStartups.com - 0 views

  • Slides.Diigo.com - Slideshows in a Flash
     

    Want to find an easy way to create slideshows? Then look no further than WebSlides. WebSlides is a Diigos innovation that helps you create useful slideshows. To create a slide show with WebSlides you simple bookmark the links of choice and put them in order by dragging and dropping. Once you have decided on the order of the links you can add audio, either music or narration. The next step is to simply press play and watch your slideshow. Your slideshow will have a unique URL that you can email to friends or post on your webpage or profile page. There is also a highlighting and commenting feature which allows you and others to comment on your slideshow. Click on the Diigo icon to add sticky notes, then others can comment on your notes. If you prefer to keep your notes private, you have that option and you will be the only one to see your

  • Why it might be a killer  
     
    WebSlides is very easy to use, choosing the order of your bookmarked links by dragging and dropping is great because everyone, no matter how technologically challenged, can handle that. Since your slideshow has a unique URL address it is also easy for you to share you slide show with others. WebSlides can
    Maggie Tsai

    Web2Bite - Turn web pages into a slide show - 1 views

    • Today Diigo announced the preview of an interesting new application that lets you turn your bookmarked web pages into a slide show without any hassle. Here's a demo , or click the YouTube video above. They'll be showing it off at the Office 2.0 conference in San Francisco, which I'll be attending today. Says Alison from Diigo: WebSlides is a browser-based player that displays live Web pages with integrated annotation, sticky notes, and highlights as a portable and interactive slideshow. WebSlides also allow people to record a narration track and also incorporate background music to make the presentation even more ...
    Maggie Tsai

    AmyVanDonsel.com - Blog Archive » Interesting Bits for Friday September 7th 2007 - 0 views

    • In further geek news, I got an email this week announcing that one of my favorite online tools Diigo will be introducing a new service called WebSlides at this week’s Office 2.0 Conference in San Francisco. Basically, WebSlides enables the conversion of your bookmarks to slideshows. Nifty. Here’s a review.
    Maggie Tsai

    buhlerworks - Travel Marketing in the age of Web 2.0 & Beyond: WebSlides converts bookm... - 1 views

    • I've been using Diigo for quite some time now to annotate, bookmark and share webpages. Now, they are offering a new functionality with the potential to become an even more effective tool to share knowledge in a great format as the video explains.

      Imagine collecting all your different web pages to research a vacation or group trip, annotate them, add voice commentary and then share them with friends or participants. Also, a travel agent could put together a collection of information and send it on in an attractive form to a client.

    Maggie Tsai

    WebSlides - Transforms Bookmarks Once Again - 0 views

    • WebSlides - Transforms Bookmarks Once Again
    • This innovation is a browser based player that displays live Web pages with integrated annotation, sticky notes and highlights in an interactive slideshow. With this cool tool users can record and narrate tracks as well as add background music to make compelling shows - and somewhat more. WebSlides is being presented at the Office 2.0 Conference as I write this, so we wanted you to have a look at this simple, innovative and useful tool as well.  
      • Web 2.0 has to a large extent been about new ways of organizing and manipulating data. This is particularly true of bookmarks and other links. Innovative developments like Second Brain, Particls and others have pushed the envelope in creating useful and fascinating ways for organizing all types of links and data. Well, testing this little tool makes me wonder why someone did not think of this before (I - know just comment and tell us about your service too). WebSlides is like StumbleUpon in motion actually. It does not yet have the "resident" features of SU, but WebSlide creations saved or submitted to other services will exhibit a similar feel. So just when we thought StumbleUpon and a host of others had done everything with pages - along comes WebSlides. Here is a short list of things users might do with this service.

        • Create guided tours of websites
        • Display a list of houses or other products to clients
        • Bundle education resources or research data
        • Make shows of favorite places when visiting or traveling
        • Create briefings or tutorials and tours on virtually any subject
        • Present a whole series of news stories on a topic to digg or del.icio.us and others for scrutiny
        • Interactively submit "collections" of stories and data

        webslides submission

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    • WebSlides is not yet available for testing so we could not get in depth information on the slide creation UI and other features. However, the demo presentations are fairly awesome in presenting selections with music. I can think of at least 10 other uses for this tool - one of which might be used to rate news stories in collections (with voting). If the developers continue to improve on the exceptional "in show" page functionality - then WebSlides will be quite something. This service is deceptively simple in appearance, but making web pages functional within a relatively interactive slide show is not a simple feature. I like WebSlides and look forward to testing the service and also seeing how it is enhanced in the coming months. Combined with Diigo's other services, this fascinating tool could go viral quickly in my estimation. Check it out and perhaps comment on your ideas for its uses.
    • Written by Markd on September 6th, 2007 at 5:58 pm
    • This is brilliant. Next time you’re going to a meeting where you want to show a selection of websites. Don’t worry about collapsing them all, just create a slideshow out of them.
    • Written by kam on September 7th, 2007 at 9:36 am
    • this is excellent specially if you make a combo of this and ur iphone.. sweet
    Maggie Tsai

    » Blog Archive » Diigo Previews WebSlides at Office 2.0 2007 - 0 views

    • Diigo Previews WebSlides at Office 2.0 2007

      Diigo previewed something very cool at Office 2.0. WebSlides is a browser-based player that displays live Web pages with integrated annotation, sticky notes, and highlights as a portable and interactive slideshow. WebSlides also allow people to record a narration track and also incorporate background music to make the presentation even more engaging.

      To experience WebSlides, users simply collect and organize any set of links into a list, and add background music or voice narration. By clicking “Play,” the list transforms into a slideshow bringing Web pages and user comments to life. The player can then be sent to friends and colleagues and also posted on Websites and blogs. Viewers of the slideshow can interact on the slides through highlights and sticky notes directly on each page, without installing any software.

      This incredibly easy-to-use web-based software has many potential applications such as:

      - Create a guided tour for any website
      - Show a list of houses to real estate clients
      - Bundle important course resources for students
      - Show your favorite places to see when visiting a new city
      - Provide a quick briefing, or a simple tutorial or guided tour on any subject

      Click here for a demo and a sample video.

      Diigo is a powerful, yet incredibly simple to use research tool that allows people to annotate, bookmark, highlight, save, and clip Web content that matters to them, for future reference or to share with others. They can

    Maggie Tsai

    Diigo Previews WebSlides, A New Way to Organize, Share and Present Web Pages at Office ... - 0 views

    • (I-Newswire) - OFFICE 2.0, SAN FRANCISCO-- Sept. 6, 2007 – Diigo, www.diigo.com, is previewing WebSlidesSM, a browser-based player that displays any list of URLs complete with integrated annotations, sticky notes, and highlights as an interactive slideshow.  Diigo is also demonstrating WebSlides during the official Demo tracks during Office 2.0 conference.  More information on the demonstration schedule here: http://www.o2con.com/docs/DOC-1017.

      Diigo's patent-pending WebSlides, available at http://slides.diigo.com, enables a new way to easily create and share unique presentations based on web content and user annotations.

      To experience WebSlides, users simply collect and organize any set of links into a list, and add background music or voice narration.  By clicking "Play," the list transforms into a slideshow bringing Web pages and user comments to life. The player can then be sent to friends and colleagues and also posted on Websites and blogs. Viewers of the slideshow can interact on the slides through highlights and sticky notes directly on each page, without installing any software. This incredibly easy-to-use web-based software has many potential applications such as:

      - Create a guided tour for any website
      - Show a list of houses to real estate clients
      - Review a list of job candidates found online
      - Bundle important course resources for students
      - Provide a quick briefing, or a simple tutorial or guided tour on any subject
      - Share the favorite places you would like to visit with your friends and blog readers

      Diigo is a powerful, yet incredibly simple to use research tool that allows people to anno
    Maggie Tsai

    Blog for FRESH: Noting on Web Page - 2 views

    • Here I illustrate how I study English with this tool in a easy way. With Diigo, I separate the process of studying English on one web page into 3 steps. Firstly, I browse my favourite foreign news website, mostly the VOA news (As it is banned in China, I use TOR to access the website), and find some stories that appeals to me. In this step, I just want to read some stories, not caring about the details of new vocabulary or grammar, noting down with Diigo the sentences in which there is a word I am not familiar with, or the sentences whose meaning I am uncertain about. After I finished reading the stories, turning to other stories if I like.
    • Secondly, next time I review the sentences of the stories I noted, and I could mostly make my efforts on understanding of the sentences. When I found new vocabulary or phrase, I post words or phrases attached to the sentence, which remind me what I need to focus on that sentence.
    • Lastly, I practice my oral skill by reading out the sentences I am already familiar with. In this step, I focus on correct pronunciation of each words. When I am uncertain about some words, I look up dictionary on PC, and correct it.
    Maggie Tsai

    » Missing tools ICT in my Classroom - 0 views

    • titles of notebooks could name specific tasks or children, to allow them to add the content in the correct place and for us to properly monitor and respond to what is happening. Imagine then a series of guided reading sessions during a week of literacy work, where children add the answers to Diigo set questions on a specific text - each child opens the notebook via the FF extension and navigates to the correct notebook (either by name or by task) adding their responses which are now labelled due to there location. Complete Notebooks could be archived into Google Docs so the list does not get too crowded over time.
      • Maggie Tsai
         
        Good idea.
    • In addition I have also signed up for a class Diigo account so that we can share annotations and signpost online text to children.
      • Maggie Tsai
         
        Love to learn more about how Diigo is being used in your classroom and have your active participation and feedback to make diigo even better for teachers / students.

        We have a whole array of exciting new innovations coming soon, so stay tuned!
    Maggie Tsai

    Network Redneck: Delicious Stinks - 0 views

    Maggie Tsai

    Seeking the Wisdom of the Ages Through Our Student's Eyes » What Firefox add-... - 0 views

    • Diigo: I’ve talked about Diigo alot in postings and had some one on one discussions with someone from the company about their great product. So again, here I am pushing their add on because I LOVE using it. Allows you to blog, forward, and annotate any webpage out there. AWESOME for little collaborative projects your students might be working on
      • Maggie Tsai
         
        Hi Tom,

        Great. Glad to hear you found Diigo useful. We're forming a private invitational group among educators to learn more about how they are using Diigo in class and bounce off ideas with them. Would love to have you joining us.
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