Caryn’s 23 things – and then some

Racing into Library 2.0 with LOL and others

More Delicious

I didn’t realize, while running off to start my Delicious account, that there were questions to answer.  Here goes:

Reflections: Localize your learnings

  • Blog your reactions to your time spent exploring this social bookmarking site.

I’d been there before, of course, although social bookmarking had always seemed like more trouble than it was worth.  I looked up 23 Things (punctuated various ways), and found a few neat things, but wasn’t really sure whether I’d be doing anything else about it or not.

  • Do you think that using tags is a good way to organize your bookmarks?

I don’t know – it’ll take some getting used to.  I’m so used to folders, and they really fit in with the way my 20th-century mind works.  I think folders might work better for finding all of my bookmarks on a subject, without my having to remember what tags I applied to them; in folders, I can just look down the list and see that I put Patents under Intellectual Property as a separate folder instead of lumping all IP together.  OTOH, I won’t have to bookmark things twice if I want them to appear under different subject headings.  We’ll see!

  • Were you able to find sites which you were previously unaware of through del.icio.us?

Actually, yes – not long after uploading my bookmarks, I was looking for a dictionary on some obscure topic.  I don’t remember what it was, but I thought I might give Delicious a shot, and there, in someone else’s bookmarks, was just the dictionary I needed.  Very useful.

  • What do you think is the biggest advantage/disadvantage of using del.icio.us?

The bookmarks I uploaded are already out of date, since I’ve bookmarked other stuff using my browser since (I couldn’t get the Delicious bookmarking toolbar to load).  I *could* go back to the site each time and update my bookmarks, but that’s not really likely to happen.  An advantage, of course, will be that if I need something at home that I have bookmarked at work, I’ll be able to get to it.

  • Do you think you will be able to use this in your professional setting? Why or why not? 

Well, as I noted above, I already have!  The main thing, as with most of the fabulous tools I’ve heard about, will be to remember to look there.

August 19, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment