FOCUSED INTERNET SEARCHES


Goodbye Google, Hello Diigo!

Recently, in staff development workshops, I’ve been sharing “FOCUSED SEARCHING” with teachers. Instead of doing internet searches using Google, I’ve been searching for the same topics in Diigo and getting focused and relevant results.

For instance, during a workshop demonstration, I searched for “ Six Traits” in Google and got over 11,000,000 results.

The same search in Delicious found 247 results and Diigo netted 22 results.

With the advent of popular social curation tools like Pinterest, eduClipper, and Livebinders, finding relevant and useful resources has never been easier!

The main point here is that “Focused Searching” through social bookmarking tools reveals sites that actual people are using, versus just searching for the occurrence of a word or phrase regardless of context.

Another reason to celebrate Social Bookmarking!

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From my blog at: http://digigogy.blogspot.com/2009/03/focused-internet-searches.html