Last night at our first unhangout Dave Cormier admitted that he hadn’t much cottoned to Diigo as a digital tool. I think Jaap must’ve been surprised too because he responded in our Rhizo14 Diigo Group, a screenshot taken with Diigo below.
I have rarely been able to get people to play with me on Diigo. For example, in line with our topic this week of cheating I suggested to Jaap above that we find a post or article to share (via Diigo) and highlight and annotate it as our Diigo Group Rhizome14. After we had done the group annotation we would extract them (one click with Diigo) and then write up an individual post where we would not attribute each others notes. All for one and one for all. When we had completed our individual posts we could then debrief and describe how it felt to ‘steal and cheat’. (My guess is that it would feel pretty satisfying.) Then we could mark up our work with color highlights to indicate who ‘owned’ what and see how that felt.
I live in constant fear that Diigo will go under. It is a multi-tool of the mind. The more I use it, the more I find uses for it. Classic sign of a good tool. So…
I suggest we take a close look at Dave’s 2008 article on rhizomatics here and annotate it. Then we can share our notes in common, write a post/poem/digital object/video/podcast in response, and then reflect separately (posts with twitter hashtag) and together (google hangout on air). I am happy to provide resources and help to prime the pump here.
In the spirit of play, any givers, any takers?