I came across a free web 2.0 tool called Diigo through my Media Enhanced Learning forum and immediately wondered if it might save me hours of emailing myself bookmarked links that I could then access from any computer. I started experimenting with the Diigo expanded toolbar on Firefox and have been very impressed! Not only can you create an online library of urls with descriptions and tags, you can highlight and comment on text and save those annotations with the url. You can also save screen captures. You can mark urls as something to read later. You can then search through your bookmarks using tags or the text within the bookmark. This means no more combing through my email account for hours trying to find the one link I may or may not recognize by the url! No more going to my bookmarks folder to refer to a resource only to realize it’s in the bookmarks folder on another computer! And, as much as I love Pinterest for storing my thousands of cooking recipes and DIY projects, I haven’t found it to be a great tool for storing research resources as many of them do not include any kind of pinnable image and the search feature seems somewhat limited.
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