Social Bookmarking 2.0: Research, Share and Collaborate Online Using Diigo

Interactive Handout
formatted for mobile devices

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Do you struggle to keep track of all your favorite Web sites and other online resources? Would you like to share the links to your favorite online resources with your colleagues or students? Using Diigo, you can both easily bookmark your favorite online resources in the cloud and annotate, share, and collaborate in new ways! This hands-on session will introduce the Diigo collaborative research tool and explore several practical applications for implementing collaborative resource sharing in the classroom.

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Benefits to Social Bookmarking:

  • Access your online favorites from any internet connection
  • Syndication + Aggregation
  • Share favorites with other "friends" in your network while keeping selected favorites private
  • See popularity of a resource
  • Manage volume of favorites
  • Archive of favorites in "the cloud" for safekeeping
  • Share dynamic lists of resources by tag

Why Diigo?

  • Share links, annotations, and collaborate in public or private groups
  • Create lists to organize and categorize resources
  • Highlight and annotate any web page while researching to add to your collection of online resources
  • Ability to import existing browser favorites and bookmarks from other social bookmarking services like Delicious
  • Any Diigo bookmarks can be simultaneously bookmarked in an existing Delicious account

Steps to Getting Started:  

  1. Sign-up for free account
  2. Install Diigo toolbar
  3. Bookmark online favorites
  4. Add other users to your network
  5. Add categories for users to easily filter shared resources
  6. Join existing groups
  7. Share links with your groups
  8. Request an educator account
  9. Create a private list for each class to organize bookmarks
  10. Create a private group for each class
  11. Select a tag for each class (course number recommended, such as: edt6030, sn1021) and ask students to use as one of the tags they use when bookmarking resources related to the course
  12. Have students share course-related bookmarked resources with the class group on Diigo


  • Different individuals bookmarking the same online resource using different tags
  • Multiple individuals using shared tags to bookmark online resources
  • Using tags as an index for bookmarked pages


  • Academic resource sharing
  • Literature reviews source archives
  • Group projects and activities
  • Web quests

Recommendations for Existing Delicious Users:

Cite this session/handout as:  

Rhode, J. F. (2010, September 24). Social Bookmarking 2.0: Research, Share and Collaborate Online Using Diigo. Presented at 2010 Illinois Association for Educational Communications and Technology Annual Conference, Kishwaukee College.