What’s so del.icio.us about social bookmarking?

Del.icio.us is one of my favorite web 2.0 tools and I use it all the time.

I’d like to tell you about how I use it, but first take a quick look at this short 2 minute video so I can tell you a little bit about what it is…

(you will be unable to see the video if you are using internet explorer, click on this link to view the video on Youtube until Edublogs fixes the problem)

If it looked like I had a lot of bookmarks, that’s because I do!! I’ve been using del.icio.us for about 3 years now and have collected over 1300 links. Math, Technology, and Education are three of my most frequent tags because for the last 8 years I’ve taught mathematics on the high school level. I’ve learned to save everything I find useful or interesting and label them liberally with tags so that way I can find what I need when I need it.

It’s been an invaluable resource and a huge timesaver— not only do I have access to my bookmarks online and can use it like a search engine, but del.icio.us also allows me to search links that other people have saved. And it’s easy to add an RSS feed of my links to keep up-to-date with my bookmarks! (hmmm… if you don’t know what RSS is, don’t worry–we’ll talk about that soon!).

There are of course many more features, and ways to use it, but hopefully you’ve heard enough to want to get started! Take a look at the links I’ve posted at the bottom of the page for more information or you can go directly to del.icio.us and register for your own account!


Del.icio.us basics and tips

Descriptions, definitions, and details about using del.icio.us

Top 10 Ways to Use Del.icio.us

My del.icio.us links on the web

or take a look at this Yummy Slideshow (you can skip to slide 6)

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