I know we each are tracking topics of interest to us, but I thought I would share my library of links with everyone in my group and more. I joined Diigo and I am going to use it to put all the links, etc., that I feel are noteworthy and valuable. There is simply too much information on UrgentEvoke and just running a search on "food security" brings up tons of spam posts now. To resolve that, I'm setting up my own library.What I'm Doing with Diigo
I can archive the links I want, and I can also share with a select group of people who I trust not to spam the archive. Anyone can join, but it is moderated by me, so I don't have to view extra stuff I don't want to on my list. However, I created a team group library for those people in my network and you can too. People who join the group I set up can add their links, or they can make their own library in Diigo and then share that with others. Here is a link to a group where I am sharing all relevant links for the UrgentEvoke game: http://groups.diigo.com/group/evoke_team
. You can ask to join that group if you want to add your own links there or you can create your own library or team and share that link with me here.Diigo Features
Diigo has some great features which make it valuable for information sharing:
Multiple Think Tanks
- Highlighting - You can highlight text for others to see, letting us skip right to the section of interest in a long post.
- Sticky Notes - You can post sticky notes on the links too.
- Tagging - Tagging can be done easily via a toolbar you download.
- Library shares - Multiple libraries and groups can be set up and information shared between them.
- Toolbar - Easy tagging, highlighting, sticky notes, and sharing across your Diigo network.
I'm trying to get different groups together who have common interests to spur information sharing and ideas, instead of one giant glob of people on UrgentEvoke. You can archive and highlight posts by agents in your library too! Sharing between various teams can happen even if you're not on my network of people. Moderation is by the creator of the group team, so it's somewhat self-governing to reduce spam and "help, I can't figure this out" types of posts.Use It Just For Yourself
Even if you only use it for yourself and never join a group, it's a great way to archive your research online. Maybe you'll spot many posts or links of interest that you don't have time to read right now. You can tag them as "unread" in Diigo and get back to them when you have time.
Hope this helps everyone!