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2 Social Bookmarking in Plain English

3 Diigo  Diigo = Digest of Internet Information, Groups and Other stuff  Diigo is two services in one  it is a research and collaborative research tool on the one hand,  and a knowledge-sharing community and social content site on the other.

4 Social Bookmarking Evolved - Diigo

5 Get the Most Out of Diigo  Introduction to Diigo   Diigo Tutorials (text & video)   Help Center 

6 Diigo – Personal Research Tool  Bookmark, highlight, and add sticky notes to any web page  Organize your bookmarks and annotations by tags or lists.  Access and search your bookmarks anywhere, by tags or by full-text  Multiple ways to share your bookmarks and annotations

7 Diigo – Collaborative Research  Diigo groups are ideal for team research  Pool and organize resources using group bookmarks  Group sticky notes are great for discussion  Group tag dictionary to enforce tagging consistency

8 Diigo – Social Content  Find the most popular bookmarks on any subject  Subscribe to the most recent bookmarks by tags, sites, or users  Get recommended content  Get related content while browsing

9 Diigo – Knowledge-Sharing  You are what you annotate.  Keep in touch with friends through content  Find and connect with people having common interests  Multiple ways to connect with people


11 REGISTERING FOR DIIGO Creating Your Account

12 Join Diigo

13 Create Your Account

14 Use the Gmail Trick  Create a legitimate gmail account at (e.g.  Then, you can use that base account to "trick" web applications that require e-mail address to create user accounts.  The way it works is that you add a + and a student name/alias after the gmail user name (e.g., etc.)  For instructions visit: 

15 Create Your Profile  Create a Diigo avatar

16 Avatar Options for Students      

17 Add Basic Information  Add some basic information or elect to skip

18 Find Friends  Search you e-mail address books for friends already using Diigo or skip

19 Activate Your Account  Diigo will send you an e-mail requesting that you click on a link to verify your account

20 Activate Your Account  Click on the link or copy/paste the URL address to verify your account


22 Getting Started With Diigo  After verifying, you will be invited to install the Diigo toolbar and learn more about Diigo’s capabilities

23 Installing the Toolbar  Download the toolbar.  Click the "Install Diigo Toolbar" button.  Run DiigoToolbar.3.0.exe.  Restart your browser.

24 Not Allowed to Install Toolbars?  Diigolet is not as feature-rich as the Diigo toolbar, but it can be set-up by simple drag-and-drop - no download or installation needed, and it works for all major browsers.  Diigolet is a "super bookmarklet" that allows you to highlight and add sticky-notes, in addition to simple bookmarking. 

25 Post to Diigo Browser Button 

26 Import Bookmarks from the Web  Already have bookmarks hosted on another social bookmarking site? Diigo will import all your bookmarks. 

27 Import Bookmarks from Browser

28 Export Bookmarks 

29 Cross-Post Your Bookmarks  Aren’t ready to give up that account? Diigo will cross-post all your bookmarks. 


31 Using the Toolbar

32 Annotating with Diigo

33 PUBLISH YOUR BOOKMARKS Share Your Research Across the Web

34 Daily Blog Post  enables you automatically post entries to your blog(s) every day containing your latest Diigo annotated bookmarks 

35 Adding Blogs to Your Diigo Account  You can add multiple blogs to your Diigo account

36 Creating Blog Post Jobs  Select your job preferences and submit


38 Blog Directly from Diigo  So now as you browse along, you simply highlight and add sticky notes on anything that interests you, and, afterwards, you can easily incorporate your highlights and notes to your blog with one-click "Send to Blog".   All you have to do is add your blog to Diigo

39 Send to Blog, Twitter, Facebook

40 Twitter This  When you check “Twitter This” when bookmarking, you can cross post to your Twitter feed

41 Widgetize Your Diigo  Diigo has built-in widgets to broadcast your Diigo Tags and Links

42 Diigo Tagroll 

43 Diigo Linkroll   Display links that are tag(s) specific and/or with your annotations only.  When clicking on the bookmarks displayed, your readers will see your annotations (if any) overlayed on top of the original web page, making it a very effective way to share your findings and views.

44 Customizing Diigo Linkroll

45 “Add to Diigo” Widget  Encourage people to add your page / blog post to Diigo, and help to increase exposure for your site / blog posts and drive more traffic to your site / blog! 

46 DIIGO FEATURES Tag & Site Communities, Searching

47 Site Communities   Aggregate users who annotate the same website & build meaningful reader communities  Discover and connect with other readers interested in the same site.

48 Site Communities Watchlist & WebSlides View

49 Tag Communities   Aggregate users who annotate sites with the same tags  Discover and connect with other readers interested in the same site and explore related tags and groups

50 Tag Communities

51 Searching with Diigo  Diigo has a built-in search engine that lets you search for bookmarks, people, and groups

52 Diigo Search Results

53 DIIGO FEATURES Contacts, Contact Lists, & Messages

54 Contacts Lists  You can organize your contacts to lists to make it easier to share resources and conversations 

55 Contact Lists  Add contacts to a list

56 Messages / Conversations

57 DIIGO FEATURES Discover New Learning

58 Discover New Content  Use the Discover features to track your friend’s bookmarks, your site Watchlists, and bookmarks recommended to you by your learning community

59 Watchlist  Use the Watchlist to subscribe to tags, sites, and users

60 Grow Your Learning Network  Find other users who are similar to you based on bookmarking and annotation patterns

61 DIIGO FEATURES Lists and Groups

62 Diigo List

63 Create a List

64 Publish a List

65 WebSlides Presentation View

66 Interact through WebSlides View

67 Create a WebSlides Presentation   To create WebSlides, users simply enter a feed or list of bookmarks and add background music or voice narration.  By clicking button, the list transforms into a slideshow, bringing Web pages and user comments to life.  All you and your reader need is just a web browser.

68 Ways to Create a WebSlides

69 WebSlides for Bookmarks

70 WebSlides for RSS Feed


72 Diigo Groups  Diigo Groups Video Tutorial

73 Diigo Group

74 Group Bookmarks

75 Joining and Creating Groups

76 Create a Group

77 Management  Group moderators can customize the level of privacy and accessibility for the group

78 Managing Group Members

79 Invite New Members

80 Managing the Group Forum

81 Tagging Protocols Diigo Groups Video Tutorial

82 Group Tag Dictionary

83 DIIGO TEACHER CONSOLE Security Features for Teachers and Students

84 Teacher Console 

85 Class Group

86 Ad-Free Status for Class Groups

87 Add Members

88 Adding Students WITHOUT E-Mails

89 Add Students with Diigo Accounts

90 Print Member Login Information


92 Manage Members

93 Student Account Security Settings  Students added to a class group by the teacher automatically become friends to each other  No one else (except their friends) is allowed to send a friend request or message to them  essentially Diigo presets the privacy setting at for these student accounts  Although each student account has a profile, the top portion (about me / info) won't be shown.  The teacher can instruct students to mark everything private (only shareable by the group)

94 How Are Educators Using Diigo?  Annotate curriculum documents and add stickies to show where tech integration is happening and could happen. That could be annotated for a group of curriculum writers.  Annotate state education agency memos for your administrators. Among a team, share the implications of the ideas in the memo, the most important points, and so on.  Create a slideshow of clickable web sites grabbed from your bookmarks.  Publish your annotations/comments to your blogs or embed linkrolls and tagrolls onto a wiki or website. See for more integration ideas

95 What’s Coming Up with Diigo?  Educational domain for Diigo  Reviewed and approved teacher-plus accounts separate from the main Diigo site  Only students invited by teachers will be able to join EduDiigo groups

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