If you’d like an online space to store, organize, and access all your favorite web sites or if you have a number of bookmarks on Safari and would like to transfer them easily to a PC, check out del.icio.us.
‘del.icio.us’ keeps an online record of all the web sites you would usually ‘bookmark’ in Safari, Internet Explorer, or Firefox. Because it’s online, you can access your account from any computer, anywhere. Each time you bookmark a site, you have the option of ‘tagging’ that bookmark with a keyword. This creates an organized and cross-referenced list of all the resources you bookmark.
What makes del.icio.us unique is your ability to share your bookmarks with others, and follow what other people bookmark. Each ‘tag’ creates a unique web address to which you can direct colleagues or students easily. For an example, check out the account I created of resources for social studies teachers. To see what others are bookmarking, click on the ‘saved by …’ link under each bookmark. This opens up another page where you can choose to browse what other people have tagged with similar keywords. What began with one bookmark connects you with a network of resources organized by people all over the world.
If you are interested in learning more about this tool, visit the help page or contact a TIS.