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I use Delicious for my social bookmarking since 2010. I picked one of my favorite tags to share. Here is my #BlendedLearning collection of links.
I researched “Social Bookmarking” over “digital Learning Communities” – however I find these to overlap greatly. The uniting idea is sharing resources from the Internet with others you associate with on the Internet.
I found this great LiveBinder on Social Bookmarking:
Five digital learning communities/social bookmarking sites and their self-promotion from each web page:
Evernote “Remember Everything” is the products motto. Evernote offers free and premium versions; sharing is via a share via email or setting up teams. Web content can be saved via Evernote Web Clipper.
- Create text, photo and audio notes
- Clip web pages including text, links, and images
- Synchrononize your notes across your devices
- Search for text within snapshots and images
Add the Bookmarklet: Install the bookmarklet by dragging it to your bookmark bar.
Save Articles for Later: When you find something you want to read, but you don’t have the time, click the bookmarklet.
Read Anywhere: Return to the article later, either on one of our apps or the web.
Create your online newspaper in minutes. Automatically find, publish & promotes engaging articles, photos and videos from across the web.
Niche publishing: Cover all the relevant news for your town or community, on an industry or event, or any topic you find fascinating.
Content marketing: Easily publish relevant, curated content daily to engage your community, build relationships and attract the right visitors to your brand.
Web monitoring: Automatically listen to signals from millions of sources to help identify influencers, competitors, experts and conversations around your brand.
Scribd is the world’s largest digital library, where readers can discover books and written works of all kinds on the Web or any mobile device and publishers and authors can find a voracious audience for their work.
Bigger than the Library of Congress: Scribd has more than 40 million free books and documents contributed by users, and nearly doubles in size very year.
Unlimited books with Scribd Premium: For a low monthly fee of $8.99, readers can have unlimited access to all the popular content on Scribd, which includes best-selling books and premium documents.
Great discovery on any device: Find something to read through personalized recommendations, searching Scribd, or your social feed, and then read on your iPad, iPhone or Android device.
Delicious is a free service designed with care to be the best place to save what you love on the web. We keep your stuff safe so it’s there when you need it – always. Delicious remembers so you don’t have to.
It’s easy to build up a collection of links, essentially creating your own personal search engine. It’s quick to organize your links so that when you’re looking for something, you can find it within seconds.
Our smart search makes that process even faster so you never waste any time trying to hunt down that one article you read that one time, or that song you heard once but forgot to buy.
Founded in 2003, Delicious was acquired from Yahoo! and rebuilt by AVOS. Helmed by YouTube founders Chad Hurley & Steve Chen, the site was relaunched in 2011 with a new focus on curation and discovery.
“Digest of Internet Information, Groups and Other stuff”
- Read more effectively with annotation tools as you browse around the web. Add digital highlighters and sticky notes whether on PC, tablets, or mobile, and have them always be where you left them when you return!
- Build your personal library in the cloud, with links, pages, notes, pictures etc, never to be lost, and ready to be accessed anywhere.
- Say goodbye to broken links and lost treasures The web is dynamic – valuable content you found earlier is often no longer there when needed.
- Provide feedback and catch attention with annotation or screenshots Want to draw attention to a particular paragraph to your Twitter followers?
- Organize your information as little or as much as you want.
- Share information as much or as little as you want One advantage of storing information in the cloud is that you can share them easily when you want to.
- Enable better collaboration on information for any group, large or small.
Typically, I base the worthiness of the content based initially on the person sharing the information. I consider how prolific they seem in providing me with quality content previously.
I selected these five because I have used these to some extent and/or they are able to work with another handy curation tool I use: IFTTT.com.
I have also utilized IFTTT.com. Here are some of the recipes which I find helpful in making my content available in multiple platforms. I am eagerly awaiting IFTTT to add Google+ so that I can make another recipe!
With these recipes I can:
- Back up Delicious to my Google Drive (remember when we thought Delicious might close?)
- Save anything from my Feedly RSS which I mark as “Save for Later” to Delicious
- Tweet out any Delicious bookmarks tagged #BlendedLearning
- Anything pinned to my “Strictly School” Pinterest board will also be saved to my Delicious account
Please leave me a comment if you are part of one of these communities and would like to connect!