Because social media tools are a part and parcel of today’s online journalism (whether to find sources, promote your work, or listen to the community), many of our “weekend assignments” (see the syllabus for the explainer if you’re confused about those) will involve learning something new about the social web.
We’ll begin with social bookmarking—in particular, Delicious. If you need a refresher after my overview in class, try this:
1. Bookmark at least 10 articles of interest to you.
2. Use the “share” function to share some of those articles with others (e.g., via Twitter, or look for a Facebook integration)
3. Just experiment, explore, and have fun getting familiar with this tool.
4. Post a comment to include a link to your public Delicious feed.