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3.1. Social Bookmarking (Diigo)


  • Computer with Web browser
  • Internet
  • Diigo application installed.


Folksonomy – social tagging, keywords or tags associated with an item used to help categorize or locate an item.

Procedures Install the toolbar Save a Web site as a bookmark Highlight Web text Add sticky notes Search for bookmarks Follow people Share bookmarks to a group

Ideas for using Diigo to Support Informal Learning

  • Subscribe to groups – You can stay current on areas of interest by subscribing to groups. When a new link is saved, you will be alerted to new content.
  • Solve a problem – Search for links to help you solve a problem.
  • Search for links to learn something new or a better way – Diigo has millions and millions of links on countless topics, it is a great resource for learning something new.
  • Note the books you intend to read – Create a tag for must read books, and bookmarks books from Amazon or Barnes and Noble.
  • Save instructions on technical subjects – You can save and tag howto instructions on countless topics.

Ideas for using Diigo for Extension

  • Set up a subject guide – Create a tag on a subject. Place links that you believe are appropriate to the subject. Share the URL with your customers.
  • Develop your own subject library – Use Diigo to collect links across countless topics. You will be able to rapidly access these links.

Useful Additional Resources

Here is a learning developed by the University of Wyoming.

Learning Guide: Diigo -