Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Medical Education on Diigo- more social bookmarking

After my last post, and some twitter discussion, Natalie and I decided that it was worth giving Diigo a go. It would allow us somewhere to form a medical education community, where we could have discussion, and talk to each other outside blogs. So here it is.

I'll be honest and say that as a social bookmarking tool I am finding it is taking me a little bit longer to find my way around. But it would be good if you check in and give us some feedback. We are living and learning!


  1. Hi,

    I`ve had a look and I suppose it would save having bookmarking on delicious and a group with google groups. I`m all for centralising things. I`m going to keep an eye on this one and see how it grows and see if you find it anymore useful.

  2. How does it compare to del.icio.us?

    Pam - I'm all against centralising things. :-)

    I would much prefer if everyone I knew used decentralised services because otherwise I need to log into Facebook, Myspace, Diigo, or whatever the hot social networking platform is at the time to connect with my peers.

  3. @David, I`m sorry I probably used a poor term of english, its my husband thats the doctor, I`m just a midwife. I find currently at the moment I`m trying to keep an eye on the google group I set up for practicing reflection, a blog http://nzmidwiferypractisingreflection.blogspot.com and del.icio.us. I am hoping to move into tutoring and it would be more useful if I could catch up with students in one place. I`m interested in the fact that the students will be able to discuss their bookmarks whilst they are on Diigo.
    Keep smiling! :)

  4. Hi, I relate to your comments. I'm using iGoogle as my central starting place with customized links to my favourite apps. Facebook for informal networking (it's the pub) and Google groups as a place for "serious" connections, Blog(s) for downloading my brain on specific topics, Google Reader for RSS feeds from the library, websites and other blogs. I have used delicious but did not make a real habit of it, so I will try Diigo.
    Cheers, Anita.

  5. Pam - What do you mean just a midwife :-)

    It is time-consuming keeping track of your network eh? What I really meant before is that I try to get all of my information managed through receiving feeds into my inbox (e.g. Google groups) and my RSS reader.

    I was right into FB for 6 months or so, but now I can't be bothered logging in. I wish all of my FB friends just had a blog.

  6. @David and Anita, I must admit I`m not a fan of facebook and I rarely look in. Thanks to Sarah my tutor on recent post grad course I love blogging.
    @David I`m still trying to get accustomed to the feeds thing and there are probably numerous places I`ve created one without knowing what I`m doing!

  7. First time I have checked my blog and found 6 comments...what a flurry of activity so we must have hit a bit of a hot topic here!

    I am finding it hard to move away from my delicious habit... despite not being able to find out who certain people in my network really are. So it feels a little bit of a chore to be logging into diigo and we haven't reached critical mass yet. There are no discussions yet!

    Still watch this space!

  8. Maybe this topic should be a discussion?

  9. Thank you Pam! I have posted a question to the forum querying the merits of the forum! It sounds a bit navel-gazing :)

  10. That`s fine I`m all for starting at the beginning!!!! LOL


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