What do I like about Delicious? Saving bookmarks is ridiculously easy. My bookmarks are available from any computer with internet access, and my colleagues with Delicious accounts can choose to receive updates every time I add a bookmark. Best of all, the bookmarks can be searched and I can categorize them any way I choose, nor am I limited by the number of categories, or tags I use.
Once you create a free Delicious account you can choose to add shortcuts to your menu bar. If I open a website that I think my colleagues would like, I click on the “tag” icon and enter it immediately. No more logging into my web page program to copy and paste the link to a subject specific web page. I’ve removed all those web pages and replaced it with a link to my Delicious account. Now my colleagues that are in search of subject specific websites for class can access my Delicious account. It’s easier to keep my Delicious bookmarks up-to-date than my web pages, and I can easily remove links that aren’t being used.
I can make some bookmarks private (just for me to view). The others are public, for teachers and students in my building to access.
Common Craft has created an excellent 3 minute video that explains social networking and shows how to create an account on Delicious.
Create your free account today and see how easy it is to access your information.
Diane McCormack is a PD4ETS graduate and currently a building technology facilitator for Afton Schools here in Missouri. To access Diane’s Delicious bookmarks, click here.