The Diigo website was very interesting. I have never heard of Diigo or social bookmarking before this assignment. As I previously mentioned creating my page was a little stressful due to the fact that I had no idea such a site existed. Once I was able to understand and navigate through the site it went a little smoother. I really enjoyed working on Diigo. I was able to add classmates to follow and also joined groups. The most interesting part of this website was creating and saving bookmarks. This is a great way to communicate information to students, co-workers, family and friends. Also, you can meet other users who are interested in the same topics and bookmarks and create open discussions with them. This will be a great resource to discuss and learn about current education trends and best practices in education and training. I was also able to add the Diigo offline reader app to my iPhone and have already begun using it.
Some other social bookmarking site I looked into was Delicious.com and Digg.com. Both of these sites were very informative and I could see using them as a well to get provide important or relevant information to students and co-workers.
The second part of this week’s assignments was social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter. Before this course I decided that I had no use for a twitter account. I already had a Facebook account that I was barely utilizing and I figured I had no need for another social networking site! Well, thanks to Technology, Culture and Learning 755 I have a twitter account and begin “tweeting”. I will probably use my twitter account, much like I use my Facebook account, just to communicate with a group of friends and family. Keep my groups updated and following them on their accounts. This type of account would be prefect for a college advisor or teacher to communicate important information with to their students. Also, they can create a group to discuss relevant topics just like we have on our message boards in D2L.