Sunday, November 25, 2007

Week 6, Thing #13, Del.icio.us

I've had a bit of a detour here due to family illness and the holiday but now I am determined to finish this tutorial by Christmas. This week, I'll be looking at Del.icio.us. It seems like a lot of people are sold on it, so I am looking forward to it.

I had some trouble find the tutorial because the link didn't work for me, but finally listened to it. I used the Library 2.0 account to explore the site and follow some of the links. I see how the tagging works and think that knowing how many people have linked to a particular site would be helpful. I find that if I use my own tags that make sense to me, it isn't to hard to keep track of what gets categorized. It probably makes a difference how often you intend to use the site. If your use is frequent, the use would become nearly intuitive. If not, you would have to keep track of how you kept track of things in the past.

I decided not to create my own account at this point for two reasons. One is that I don't feel the need to access my bookmarks on multiple computers at this time. I have my work system set up for work and my home system set up for home use and interests. I don't tend to overlap them all that much. The second is the same old problem of deciding how much time to put into a new tool. There are so many possibilities! I feel like I will end up picking the one or two most useful ones at the end of this course and investing time in them. At this point, I don't see my teachers using a resource page I create with this tool. I'm still trying to get them to use the resources on my web page for classes! So....good tool for future use, but not yet.

1 comment:

School Library Learning 2.0 Team said...

You are not alone in having trouble finding the Del.icio.us tutorial. We had it for a long while, then the link was taken down or something. Thanks for the reminder to find another replacement.

Best wishes.
- JackieS
CSLA 2.0 Team project manager