Diigo (pronounced Dee’go) is a popular social bookmarking tool that can be used to bookmark web content, highlight text, add sticky notes and include personal comments.
- Think of it as a super-charged and superior version of saving websites using Favorites and Bookmarks.
- Anything you save can be accessed from any internet-enabled device, not just the computer you used when you saved it.
- Content is searchable and can be saved in more than one place using tags.
- You can highlight content and add notes making it easier to find important information within a website quickly.
How I Use It
I use Diigo almost constantly as I am always coming across interesting information online and may not have time to read it immediately. I will usually skim the content for key points and then evaluate whether a closer read is required. For any information that I want to read more deeply I save it (as read later) to Diigo so I can annotate it and make notes. I find this as a good way to reflect and synthesise as I read.
I also use tags to organise everything I’ve saved and have found that a tag with the publication date is a really quick way to find the most recent information I’ve saved.
How Others Use It
- SLANZA uses Diigo to share information among members.
- Rapid City Public Library uses Diigo to provide links to helpful websites for patrons to use in their search for information.
- School Library Journal explains how to use Diigo to teach students solid outlining, writing, and research skills.
How do you use Diigo?