Beyond Favorites And Bookmarks

Diigo at a glance

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

  1. SLANZA uses Diigo to share information among members.
  2. Rapid City Public Library uses Diigo to provide links to helpful websites for patrons to use in their search for information.
  3. School Library Journal explains how to use Diigo to teach students solid outlining, writing, and research skills.

How do you use Diigo?

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6 Comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    Since completing Sally’s digital literacy course, I too know of diigo and use it regularly. Thanks Sally

    1. Sally says:

      Thanks!
      For others who may also be interested in learning more about Diigo the course is Better Bookmarks and can be completed in just 60 minutes.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Thanks To Sally’s Digital Literacy course I am also aware and a fan of Diigo.

    1. Sally says:

      Thank you!

  3. I really like diigo as well – I think of it as like post-it notes for the internet! It does fall on and off my radar, probably because I haven’t integrated my home/work use of it.

    1. Sally says:

      It’s definitely worth integrating. The handy bookmarklet works wonders for that. https://www.diigo.com/tools

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