T4T Scribe- Week #2
This week we as a class focused on the topic of social bookmarking. In a nutshell, the idea behind social bookmarking is that it allows people to save the links to interesting websites on a virtual server for future referral. Besides allowing us to save websites in a readily accessible location, social bookmarking also gives people the ability to categorize the links in a flexible and searchable manner by using tags that collaborates with other people.
To broach this new subject, we were instructed to create our own personal accounts on a website called Diigo. Upon doing so, we were introduced to the concept of tagging which allows users to classify their finds based on key words. We also were taught how to join social groups tied Diigo. This allows us as users to interact and share material with other people who have similar interests.
As an added bonus we got to watch the music video “Welcome to the Future” by Brad Paisley. We took a few minutes to briefly discuss our takes on the video and then moved on to the video “Cry of the Dolphins” which brought up the issue of leaving constructive feedback when commenting on the blog posts of other people. This was important because much of our assignments this week were tied to our commenting on several blog posts other than our own. A final point that Wesley Fryer touched on in class was on how to embed videos directly into our blog posts. He used the video, Digital Youth Portrait: Nafiza to demonstrate this new method and then allowed us to work on the week’s assignments on our own.
We have embedded the Nafiza video for easy viewing.