Since I have just added an ace site to my Delicious page, I thought this would be a good opportunity to point out a few things about both sites.
What is Delicious and what is it for?
As we know, Delicious is a website where you can save your bookmarks. This means that if you are working on a few computers you will always have access to your favourite sites. It is also good if you want to share bookmarks with others (like your class) as the will only have to remember one URL.
How is it organised?
Once you have added a bookmark, you enter tags which allow you to find it again. These tags appear on the right-hand side of the screen in a truncated list with your top ten on top and a complete list below it (just click the arrow to expand). Because you add the tags these can be very personal. If you are creating a Delicious page to use with your students you can get tips on how to organise it here.
Don’t leave me hanging, what’s the other great site?
I have just added Google Directory to my bookmarks because it is like Google but if Google were run by humans and not robots. Take a look at it by clicking the link above or entering the not-very-helpfully-named URL: http://www.google.com.au/dirhp?hl=en
The front page is very similar to regular Goolge but below the usual search box is a list of topics and, by selecting one of these topics, you will be taken to a page with more specific topics about the parent topic. Great for assignments!
And then everybody died. The End.
You can keep track of the stuff that I am bookmarking by taking a look at the Delicious Widget on the right-hand side of this page. It’s the one with the heading ‘delicious.com/tmh1136’ and is wedged between the Aitken Library Twitter feed (labelled ‘Aitken Library’) and the search box. The widget displays my five most recent bookmarks.