Diigo-Social Bookmarking

Diigo Resources and Tutorials (webslide of Diigo List compiled by Peggy George)


Diigo V5: Collect and Highlight, Then Remember! from diigobuzz on Vimeo.


So, what’s new with Diigo 5.0?

  • Diigo 5.0 also enables “Notes”, which is best suited for quick personal memos (via website & new Android app)
  • A new Android phone application called “Diigo Power Note” is being released as a part of Diigo 5.0, which enables Android phone users to collect, organize, sync and access a variety of information such as bookmarks, notes, and pictures. So you can jot down your ideas and thoughts, and take pictures of things you like to be reminded to buy or research later, or business cards handed to you. With Diigo Power Note, you literally have a photographic memory!
  • Web Highlighter for iPad Safari is being released as part of Diigo 5.0, which enables you to highlight and annotate webpages, using fingers, in iPad Safari, just as you can with ebooks on iBooks or Kindle.
  • As with each previous major release, Diigo 5.0 has substantially revamped the user interface for improved look & feel and usability.

Diigo-a social bookmarking site that goes way beyond what is provided through del.icio.us!

Research and Collaborate

  • Don't just bookmark! Highlight the web! Add sticky notes too!
  • Access and search your findings from any PC or iphone!
  • Create groups to pool resources for specific projects.

Connect and Discover

  • You are what you annotate, creating a presence for you in the community.
  • Connect with friends effortlessly and non-intrusively through content.
  • Discover quality resources on any subject or get personalized recommendations.
  • Bookmark, highlight, and add sticky notes to any web page
    • Diigo highlights and sticky notes are persistent in the sense that whenever you return to the original web page, you will see your highlights and sticky notes superimposed on the original page, just what you would expect if you highlighted or wrote on a book!
  • Organize your bookmarks and annotations by tags or lists.
    • Tags and lists are two different ways to organize information. Tags are best for diverse and disparate information, while lists are best for focused information.
  • Access and search your bookmarks anywhere, by tags or by full-text
    • Since all your bookmarks and annotations are stored in your Diigo account on the web, you can access them from any computer with web access. Your web pages are cached so they will always be available. You can search your collections not only by tags, but also by full-text, including highlights, sticky notes, and the full-text of the web pages.
  • Multiple ways to share your bookmarks and annotations
    • You can publish your findings to your blog by using the one-click "Send to Blog" feature, by setting up automatic daily posting, or by adding linkrolls and tagrolls to your blog. You can send multiple annotated and highlighted pages at once by email, and the recipients will see exactly what you are referring to. You can also easily post to other websites such as twitter, facebook, delicious, etc.

Video tutorial/overview of Diigo features on YouTube: Diigo V3: Highlight & Share the Web! Social Bookmarking 2.0

An excellent blog post about getting started on Diigo by Kristin Hokanson.
Kristin has also held a ustream.tv conversation with people learning about Diigo and it provides some great tutorial/startup information about Diigo.
Very helpful blog post by Ryan Bretag with chart comparing features of Diigo, Del.icio.us and Zotero.

Social Bookmarking: Making the Web Work for You
This is an excellent video response to the video tutorial above (Diigo V3: Highlight and Share the Web! Social Bookmarking 2.0). It would be a great starting point for people who don't know what Diigo is all about and how it's much more than a social bookmarking tool. Great tutorial!

Making the Web Work for You

Diigo - Improving how we find, share, and save information
This is another good YouTube video explaining features of Diigo. It is all visuals of screen shots and how everything works--no talking, just background music. :-) Very easy to understand!

Diigo-Improving How We Find, Share and Save Information

Digging Deeper with Diigo
This is an outstanding overview of Diigo created by Jennifer Dorman for the Classroom 2.0 LIVE Workshop in Philadelphia, September 19, 2008.


She provides a video of her presentation that was captured on UStream.tv as well as a Slideshare version of her PowerPoint slides. It is an excellent overview of all of the Diigo features and ways Diigo can be used in the classroom.

You can also view the slides from her presentation here (shared on Slideshare.net)

Jennifer has also created a compilation of Diigo Tutorials on Google Notebook (many of which are already on our page) that are well worth checking out. It's great to have all of these tutorials compiled in one place!

WebSlides on Diigo

During our April Westside AzTEA meeting I shared a WebSlide I created compiling all of the links from the Shownotes on Shawn Wheeler's recent podcast (Adventures in Podcasting). It's very easy to do and provides an easy way to select specific websites with highlights and notes for your students. It's also a great way to compile websites for a professional development presentation. All of the pages in a Webslide are interactive and you can navigate the page without leaving your Webslide presentation.

This is a great, short video that shows you how to create Webslides on Diigo and provides some good ideas for ways you can use the Webslides feature, both for your own professional development and in your classroom.

YouTube Video

This is another example of a Webslide presentation I created with a Diigo list to share some of my favorite photo online photo applications with the Classroom 2.0 LIVE Workshop held in Phoenix, AZ on May 8-9, 2008.


If you're not quite ready to use the full toolbar with all of the Diigo features with your students and teachers, consider using the Diigolet toolbar feature.
Diigolet is a "super bookmarklet" that allows you to highlight and add sticky-notes, in addition to simple bookmarking. Just drag the link provided on the above site to your toolbar in Firefox, Flock, Safari, Opera, Maxthon or Internet Explorer, and start sharing your bookmarks/favorites.

Here's another example of something created almost instantly with Skitch. Concept map demonstrating Diigo created by Miguel Guhlin-captions created on Skitch to his uploaded document.