Posts Tagged ‘sharing’

Sharing links

June 24, 2008

Because I am a librarian and sharing information is what we just do I wanted to start a list of tools that help the easy sharing of links and clips with colleagues and clients. So here it is. The trouble is that I have been working on this for days and I keep finding ones that I didn’t know about and new ones keep getting released. I was going to expand it out into the features, pros and cons of each etc but it is a much bigger project than one blog post. Maybe I should start a wiki for it but maybe it already exists??

I have broken the list below up by the source of the original information.  The first list is just the ones that I have tried.

From Browser ie Web Page/Link

From RSS Reader- sharing a post or link

  • Feeddemon
    • send to
      • email
      • delicious
      • digg
      • blog
    • clip to clippings folder then share via RSS
  • Google Reader
    • star
    • share
    • share with note
    • email
    • tag to a public folder

Sharing journal articles

  • Connotea
  • CiteULike

John over at Library Clips has had a series of posts about many more sharing tools that he has tried:
http://libraryclips.blogsome.com/2008/05/08/google-reader-notes/
http://libraryclips.blogsome.com/2007/12/19/a-quest-to-discovering-a-private-text-and-link-sharing-service/
http://libraryclips.blogsome.com/2007/09/21/google-shared-stuff-and-other-common-ways-to-share/
http://libraryclips.blogsome.com/2007/09/21/siphs-link-blogging-and-sharing/
http://libraryclips.blogsome.com/2007/05/30/link-sharing-with-sharethis-and-others/

These are others I have found (some in the last day or two) but have yet to try:
Furl
Spurl
Diigo
Simpy
Mister Wong
Mento
Zigtag
ma.gnolia
Awesome Highlighter
Citebite
Shareaholic
SharedCopy

If I do expand this out to a wiki I want to limit it to the type of sharing that can be directed to people of groups of people so I didn’t want to include social news aggregation sites like Digg, Mixx, Newsvine or reddit. Or personal clippings and links management tools that don’t have sharing features or at least an RSS feed.

What is your favourite tool at the moment? Opinions, additions ….help???

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