Means Digest of Internet Information, Groups and Other stuffs. Is two services in one – it is a research and collaborative research tool on the one hand, and a knowledge-sharing community and social content site on the other.

Diigo was designed by a 12 member team who are experts in software development, marketing and investment management, and share similar interest in information processing. Diigo’s main headquarters is based in the Reno/Tahoe area, Nevada, USA. In 2006, Diigo was listed as one of the top research tool. Diigo is one of the best knowledge sharing and management place for users. The home page of Diigo is shown below.

FEATURES

Diigo is social bookmarking website where people make use of it as a collaborative research tool and as a content knowledge sharing site. Some of the features of Diigo that make it an essential website to surf that i came across are; the user can bookmark his/her search. The user can even take and at the same time save several screen shots. Important  information from other websites can be saved. Information posted by other users from different websites can be viewed. Since information can be shared therefore it can be regarded as a social network.

DIIGO AS A CLASSROOM TOOL

Diigo is a beneficial tool in teaching students  in planning, organizing and developing projects. Teachers can use Diigo for assessment and classroom management. Also teachers can put up information in the website and students can add this information from the site into their books. Students can use the website to do research work for their assignments. Diigo also provides several educational groups that allows active sharing and collaborating that is relevant to the education system. Students can also highlight important notes and join groups to share information if working in similar topic or assignments, thus they will increase their knowledge and skills in the particular area.

ADVANTAGES

Some advantages to Diigo are; users can excess to the social bookmarking site from anywhere in the world. Allows people to engage themselves in their experiences to a much higher extent. It is easy to share findings. Tool used to share research work. Can comment on other peoples findings. Can categorize list of websites. Can create groups for classes or group projects. The major advantage that I think of about Diigo is that it allows collaborative work to take place.

DISADVANTAGES

Some disadvantages to the tool are; need to get an access to internet. Comments made on the findings cannot be viewed if page is printed. Not very widely used when comparing in the Pacific Islands.

As a research tool

Diigo provides a browser add-on that can really improve your research productivity. As you read on the web, instead of just bookmarking, you can highlight portions of web pages that are of particular interest to you. This helps online research more easy to the user.

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