e-tivity 03

Social bookmarking is a nice way for a research group like ours to store, organize, share and search bookmarks of web pages related to our research topics. Instead of keeping your research private (saved on your computer only), you can make it public, sharing it with the group and other people interested in the same topic. That’s why it is called social bookmarking: because you can share your bookmarks with your collaborators and explore the bookmarks that they and other people have added to del.icio.us, the bookmarking application we will be exploring (yes, there are many others!)

more here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_bookmarking

Purpose: To start social bookmarking at del.icio.us, search the web and the blogosphere for critical thinking on contemporary art and media, choose the best examples, summarise (notes) and categorise them (tags)

1 – Explore del.icio.us: go to the site and click around to get an idea of how the site works and of what people are bookmarking.

2 – Log in. If you didn’t register yet, you will have to register to use del.icio.us. Please use your lulu username.

3-Set up del.icio.us tools.

Either by (a) installing firefox del.icio.us extension or (b) by installing bookmarking buttons on your browser;

In Firefox, install the del.icio.us extension. If you didn’t install it when you registered, you can get it from here

(b) install two buttons into your browser.
They are an easy way to post and view your bookmarks in del.icio.us. read this to learn how to install and use them

(c) a third alternative is to bookmark manually (more on this below)

4- Add bookmarks related to tiip:
Search for critical thinking on contemporary art and media. You can use keywords in google or other search engine or look for the websites of the projects we discussed in class, and during classmates’ presentations.

If you need some direction, you can start by looking at my tiip bookmarks in del.icio.us. they’re here:

After you found some interesting projects, you need to bookmark them, making sure you add some notes on the project. Bookmark at least 3 of these projects that may be of interest to our current research (tiip-topic2)

How do you do it?
When you are on the page you want to bookmark, click the button at the top of your browser labeled TAG or post to del.icio.us (depending on which kind of button you installed).

a window opens with the url already added
you only need to add:

name: this is the title, what other people will see, can be the title of the website or a title that you make up.

notes: make a short sentence summing up the website’s content

tags: use tiip (mandatory) and or tiip-topic1 (if it relates to topic 1) tiip-topic2 (if it relates to topic 2, and so on) , plus any other tags you choose to but tiip is mandatory so that we can all find our course bookmarks.

you can also add bookmarks without installing the buttons. in this case choose post from the top bar
you need to enter the url manually and next
window you will need to add
description required
tags space separated

To see your saved bookmarks, click the button with the square del.icio.us logo or labeled my del.icio.us — or the your bookmarks link at the top of any del.icio.us page.

5. make an entry in your blog, with a linkroll to your photopublishing2 links
go to
to learn how to do it.

You can also check out the link rolls for an easy way to put your bookmarks on your blog. Here’s a guide to other ways to share your bookmarks.

respond: go to a classmate’s blog and leave a comment with a linkroll to your del.icio.us photopublishing2 bookmarks

Timeline: Friday, November 23rd (task),
Tuesday, November 27th (respond).

have fun bookmarking!



About paula roush

I am a Lisbon-born artist based in London, UK. I am the founder of msdm, a platform for art practices that are mobile-strategies-[of]-display-[and]- mediation. It is a platform for both individual and collaborative work, shown in the context of exhibitions, publications, conferences and teaching/seminars. I work with photography, archives, found material and performance through editing strategies that investigate notions of authorship, authenticity, history and memory. I am interested in publishing as artists’ practice and as platform to explore the intersections between the roles of artist, editor and curator. My current projects look at ideas of (re) production in the work of art, resulting in publications in several formats that encompass the hand-made, the print on demand and the ebook.
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