Technology Tools

Bookmarks and Annotations

Social Bookmarking and Annotation

Social bookmarking websites allow users to post bookmarks and links to online resources such as websites, blogs, articles, podcasts and videos. These bookmarks are typically shared with others and can be organized, searched and rated. Social bookmarking can be quite useful for research collaborations or group projects by helping group members to collect and share links and resources.

Websites that specialize in annotation services let users upload documents or websites and insert comments on the website or document itself. These comments can be shared with others if they choose to do so.

Bookmarking Tools

Reddit
Social news and entertainment website allowing users to submit Internet content in the form of links or text posts. Users can then vote on each submission ("up" or "down") to determine its popularity.

Pinterest
Visual discovery tool/website that allows users to create and share collections of visual bookmarks that can be used for planning trips, organizing events, or creating projects.

StumbleUpon
Discovery engine, in the form of a web search engine, that finds and recommends web content to its users. Web pages, photos, and videos will be displayed based on the user's personalized tastes and interests.

Digg
Internet and social news website and aggregator aiming to select stories for audiences in science, trending political issues, and viral Internet issues.

Delicious
Social bookmarking web service geared towards storing, sharing, and discovering web bookmarks.

Diigo
Social bookmarking website that allows users to bookmark and tag web-pages

 

Annotation Tools

Diigo
In addition to bookmarking and tagging web-pages, Diigo also allows users to highlight any part of a particular website and attach sticky notes to specific highlighted sections or to a whole page.

A.nnotate
Web service for storing and annotating documents. These documents can be uploaded by the user or found from other websites determined by the user. PDF, Microsoft Word, and formats supported by OpenOffice, as well as common image formats, are accepted.

 

Information and Resources

 

Support

UW Bothell does not provide technical support for this tool. Instead, users may be able to obtain support through the third-party that provides the tool or public information on the internet. UWB LT provides pedagogical support for the use of this tool in classes.

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Uses

  • access your links from any computer
  • collaborate and do research
  • share links or documents with others
  • comment on online content
  • more effectively find online resources