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Social Bookmarking

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Social Bookmarking


Come tumble down the rabbit hole ...


Furl (stands for "file url")

4 steps beyond saving a bookmark:


  1. all online, anytime anywhere access
  2. personal web
  3. recomendations
  4. furlmates


Let's take a look at my furl archive and I'll show you around.



How to sign up:

  1. Go to furl.net and click on
  2. Fill in the form, make sure you copy the "funny" characters and click on the two check boxes at the bottom.
  3. Check your email for the account validation message, and click the link to activate your account.
  4. Get the Furl Toolbar or browser button. (Instructions for this are on the site.)


For more info on getting started with furl download Jim Wenzloff's guide to furl. (Jim is a teacher educator in Michigan.)

Here's a screencast on using Furl.



del.icio.us (Yuummmmmm!!)


A more than tasty little tool:


  1. all online, anytime anywhere access
  2. tagging
  3. A del.icio.us idea!
  4. Feed me more .... (on to RSS)


Let's take a look at my del.icio.us archive.



How to sign up:

  1. Go to del.icio.us and fill in the info in the top right corner
  2. Type in the "word verification" you'll see on screen
  3. Install your del.icio.us buttons (drag and drop; tutorial on site)


For more info on getting started with del.icio.us download David Muir's del.icio.us guide. (David is a teacher educator in Scotland.)

This screencast by Jon Udell illustrates how del.icio.us works and provides some insight into tagging and the way the semantic web works.


Using Social Bookmarking for Critical Thinking in Education


  • Shared references for students in course (the world(?) contributes)
  • Shared/recommended links list for staff in a school/course
  • School wide shared resources using common tags
  • ... and Oh, the Places You'll Go! when you learn RSS ...


From Lee LeFever and the Common Craft Show

all about social bookmarking in under four minutes!


Explore more social bookmarking sites; sign up for as many as you like!



You can install a single button in your web browser that will automatically save your bookmarks in all 17 of these sites (furl and del.icio.us included) with one click thanks to Alan Levine. (Alan is an educational technologist from Arizona.)


7 Things You Should Know About Social Bookmarking (Download a two page quick read.)


Audio Files (Open links in a new window)

PresenterPresented OnTimeLink to AudioArchived PresentationVenue
Darren KuropatwaMarch 17, 200610 min. 8 sec.Link03.17.06 PresentationDMCI
Darren KuropatwaJuly 18, 200612 min. 47 sec.LinkCurrent PageBLC 2006

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