Do you sometimes wonder how people were doing research in the pre-internet age? I do this quite often, and do you know what I am thinking right after? How the hell did I do research on the web before I knew about Diigo?!!
Diigo is one of my core information management tools. Some people call it a social bookmarking service, but it is far more than that. With Diigo, you can:
- Highlight text on webpages in up to four colours
- Add comments to your highlights
- Add floating sticky notes to record your own thoughts
- Save bookmarks and organize them via tags in your Diigo database
- Save webpages into Diigo's Read Later list
- Add a description to remind you why you saved this particular bookmark
- Save the entire webpage into your Diigo database via its Cache function
- Share your annotations and bookmarks with the world, or with colleagues via lists and groups.
In short, Diigo is an amazing tool for knowledge workers to annotate, archive and organize the web – either for yourself or in collaboration with others. And as an educator, you even get a free upgrade to a Diigo Education account with unlimited highlighting. Cha-ching!!