My wife finally convinced me to get a "big boy phone" a couple of springs ago, and, while I never thought I would need one, I now don't know what I would do without it. I added the Flipboard app, and used my Twitter feed and the people that I followed to get whatever news I needed. When I received my tablet for Christmas a year ago, Flipboard was one of the first apps to be downloaded, and is the first thing that I check in the morning, when I get home from school, and before I go to bed at night. I suppose that this is a little bit obsessive, but with so much good information floating around, it is hard not to try and get as much information as I can.
Diigo is certainly among the greatest web 2.0 applications that has certainly come along. It has become the repository of just about everything that I find useful for my classes, and with its connection to my Twitter account, anything that I favorite on Twitter ends up there as well. I love that I can create any number of tags for my bookmarks, making them much easier to find. I can save anything that I find interesting for and tag it for use later.
I did try to use Diigo with my classes a couple of years ago, but found it hard to have my students keep up with it in the way that I wanted them to. I may go back to this in the future, but I am asking them to do so many things, it may take a while for me to get back to it.
As I read people's posts this week, I was interested to see how many people were not using any kind of bookmarking site. I guess I was so familiar with Diigo, that I just assumed everyone else would be in a similar position. It does give me more confidence that I can help people with their learning curve when it comes to tools like Diigo and that, by doing things like creating a group for our course on Diigo that will be used not only by this class, but, hopefully, courses in the future.