Social media bookmarking tools enable learners to create an online library
that contains links to web pages that they want to remember and/or share.
These bookmarks are usually public, and can be saved privately.

Unlike file sharing, the resources themselves aren't stored, merely bookmarks
that reference them.

Most social media bookmarking tools encourage learners to organise their
bookmarks with informal tags instead of the traditional browser-based system
of folders. They also enable viewing bookmarks associated with a chosen tag.
Lists or stacks can be created for organizing tags in categories.

"To add a library to a house is to give that house a soul."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Social media BOOKMARKING services are a great way for you to mark and save links to information and resources for later follow-up or to revisit on a regular basis. While your browser’s built-in bookmarks make for a quick and easy visit to your favorite sites, external bookmarking sites can extend to images, quotes, articles and more.

Diigo is a social media bookmarking tool that enables you to create an online library to keep web page bookmarks organised and searchable. As well as tags and lists for organisation, Diigo also offers some snazzy add-on features to make your browsing and bookmarking more efficient, including virtual post-it notes and text highlighting.

Here is a presentation to help you to create an online library for your learning resources using the DIIGO social media tool. CLICK THE PLAY BUTTON TO COMMENCE


Diigo's library view lets you filter your bookmarks by type, tag or list in the left-hand panel, and orders them by date added for easy searching
Adding a bookmark to your Diigo library through its browser extension is simple, given the intuitive options provided. The title and URL are sourced automatically, leaving you to input an optional description and tags. Diigo offers recommended tags based on the content of the page you're saving.
Organising your bookmarks into lists makes them easier to find later. Diigo’s list feature is handy for saving sites you go back to often, or ideas and resources for particular projects. Viewing your bookmarks in Diigo’s library saves you even more time, with a great preview feature. Clicking on the Preview button shows you the page you added to your bookmarks list, saving you the time and effort of opening up a new tab or window.

Although Diigo has great bookmarking features, there are some even better aspects that set it apart from other bookmarking apps. The bookmarklet and browser extensions offer some outstanding features, including the ability to highlight text on a page and save it to your library.
You can also create virtual sticky notes to leave on a site, which other Diigo users can see and reply to.

Diigo also offers a number of ways to view and add to your library, including apps for iPhone, iPad and Android, as well as the ability to import and export your bookmarks, cross-post to Delicious and save favorite tweets as bookmarks.


Delicious Keep, share, and discover the best of the Web using Delicious, the world's leading social bookmarking service.

Pinterest This visual bookmarking service offers users an organized way of collecting images and videos.

StumbleUpon Will help you discover interesting web pages, photos and videos recommended by friends and like-minded people.

Click here to learn how to set up an online library.