I think that the del.icio.us is one of the great unharnessed resources and that every educator should use this service.
Ryan Bretag has challenged many to share the last five bookmarks they have made. I would take it one step further.
Those of you who subscribe to my RSS feed know that you get to see my bookmarks.
This is how I do it:
1) I signed up for a free Feedburner account.
2) After enabling the feed and previewing it. Click on Optimize and then LinkSplicer.
Note: And if you do this, I also encourage adding feedflare which has some really cool new features.
You can then specify the frequency. Now, this will mean directing your visitors to another feed. So, when I set this up (several months a go) here is how I did it.
1) I removed the other feed from the top left of my blog and exclusively put in my feedburner feed. (Although a few hundred are still on the other feeds, most are on feedburner.)
2) Tell others on your blog that you are using the new feed and why — ask them to subscribe to the new one.
It is just so useful.
You’ll notice that I am now using hz08 a lot as one of my tags. That is because of my new involvement with the Horizon Project 2008. In order to share research among the advisory committee, any time we see something that we want to share with the other researchers, we use this simple tag.
So many people are so desirous of keeping folksonomy that they forget that a great standard tag can facilitate communications remarkably well.
So, if you do this, go over to delicious and bookmark your own bookmarks – tag it edubookmark — and then, we can all go to this page and see bookmarks of other educators.
Sharing bookmarks is great!
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