Week 2 Blog Post- Diigo Platform

Scatter Brained? Let Diigo help!

What is Diigo?

If you’re anything like me, you’re constantly sharing, bookmarking, capturing and saving information to various platforms and let’s face it, it’s probably not organized. Diigo is a platform that allows you to take all of those random findings and organize them into something that is well, more logical.

How’s it Work?

Diigo is simple and easy to use. Once you create an account, or sign in with Facebook the fun begins. You can either use the platform to organize your own research, thoughts and ideas or you can use it to collaborate coworkers, friends or others. Imagine working on a project or research paper with a team and being able to simultaneously work on a paper or outline- how convenient!

Search Smarter

Diigo also has a “group” feature, which provides you with recommended groups which are created and managed by other Diigo users. If the recommended groups aren’t all that interesting, you can also use the search bar to look for a specific group. Users tag content with keywords before posting that are related to the post, it is easy to scroll through different topics and decide if the discussion is related to your search.

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The Chrome Extension

The Diigo Chrome extension actually seems like a pretty useful feature, especially for students and professionals that have to research and read a lot of information. Simply download the extension and get reading. If you see a section you want to highlight, or create a note for, click the Diigo icon, and then select an action from the drop down menu. The available actions include; Annotate, Bookmark, Save For Later, Share Page, or Highlight. All information is saved to your Diigo library where you can access it later and further organize your gathered information.

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One thought on “Week 2 Blog Post- Diigo Platform

  1. lidabilokur

    We should use this on group projects! It would be quite helpful. I’m constantly receiving email after email with attachment after attachment, it becomes difficult to decipher who sent what when etc.

    The Diigo Chrome would also be great for peer reviews, and taking notes on our reading material

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