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Khaber said ...

I can totally arpepciate the effort that Google is making to penetrate the social media sphere/crowdsourcing . There might be some traction with this latest attempt although the way it's being executed could be detrimental to the whole campaign. Just a couple of things.1: "+1" is hard to relate to. I noticed the Google has the Microsoft problem. They have brilliant engineers but they lack the coolness/connection factor. I think the coolness/connection factor is integral to the success of facebook and apple. When you use apple's and facebook's technology you feel like you connect with something deeper than the technology itself. There is a feeling associated with using the technology. For some reason it seems that Microsoft and Google don't put as much emphasis on design and how it "feels" to interact with their technology. I don't have much time so I'll get to the point I want to make. "+1" has no emotional appeal. Where in your life have you ever "+1ed"something. I like stuff all the time whether I do in internally or express it externally. +1 has no meaning outside of the Google context. So my first point has to do with what they named the technology. They could have come up with something that was already a part of the common lexicon and something a little richer . A synonym for like, Or something cool like sweet , hot , value , love . These might be a little corny but not as corny as +1 Secondly, I know they will be adding the +1 to pages on the web. They need to release that function right away. It should have been released for the pages before it was released for the SERPs. Right now it seems like Google is asking you to like how a SERP result looks. Because of how it's positioned it seems as though it's not asking how much you like the content on a page. For instance, to like something I'll have to run a query in Google. Visit the page. Rerun the query or hit the back button a couple of times and then hit the +1 button. That's a lot of work for a lazy guy like me and unfortunately I'm not getting paid by Google to do this work so instead of going back and +1ing a result I'll just continue onto my business. Great Idea. Poor Execution. Please Fix. I want you guys to stay around.

--Khaber 04:49, 26 June 2013 (CEST)

Said said ...

In IT 780, Dr. Yuen created a group in Diigo for our class. That is how I have eanerd my firsthand experience using Diigo. I agree with Dr. Yuen that Diigo is a powerful research tool and a tool teach students how to share knowledge. Diigo stimulates knowledge sharing community between teacher and students. I have learned so much from Dr. Yuen and my classmates' bookmark in our group. To be honest, I have learned a lot more about technology from Diigo community as well. Even though I already received my grade for our class project, I still use Diigo and share my bookmark almost every day. I believe I addict to Diigo because I found myself finding time in my busy schedule to bookmarking and sharing information to others and learning from others. In addition to my class Diigo, I create my own group with another people to share important or interesting website about art and craft. Diigo has opened a new way for me and my friends to share and communicate our interest. I think Diigo is easy to use because the Diigo toolbar that can be install in any browsers. I like its highlighting and annotated features. In my opinion, both tools facilitate knowledge sharing in Diigo. Also, Diigo allows user to share their bookmark through other social media tools such as Twitter and blog. Although I have experienced using Diigo, I still learn from Dr. Yuen's presentation. For example, I now learned that Webslides allows Diigo’s users to convert bookmarks, RSS feeds, and blogs to slideshare. I think Websildes is a wonderful idea that I need to explore more.

--Said 05:08, 26 June 2013 (CEST)

Sandile said ...

I actually hate trinyg to annotate without an external multi-buttoned mouse or my magic touchpad now. Bettertouch tool lets me set gestures per program, so for Skim I use left and right tip-tap to select my two most frequent annotation tools (highlight and underline), three finger tap to select the arrow line (which i use to draw my attention quickly to main points).I use two finger tip-tap for anchored notes (I usually put one at the very top of the paper to add random notes or a brief summary of the paper) and to undo (if I highlight the wrong thing etc a peeve about Skim is that you can't just keep enlarging a highlight like in preview for when you miss a word or two).Because annotating is mainly a mouse related activity (in terms of highlighting, markup not adding notes) I find it easier and much quicker to bypass the keyboard when I can so having the hotkeys work as gestures (or mouse buttons- which is what I used to use) just makes the process seamless for how I work I don't have to move my hand over or think about pressing key combos so it's a fraction of a second in switching between the different tools. It may not seem a lot but it does add up.

--Sandile 06:24, 26 June 2013 (CEST)

Aris said ...

Only fairly rtnecely I made my peace with Skim and now use it along with Papers. It took me a while to figure out how to edit the text in highlighted sections and how to add a comment to it. For me these are the most important things of the annotation process. I rarely highlight a passage without having the urge to add a few words as a comment to it. In Skim you have to double click on the highlighted section and then you will be able to add a comment or to correct the OCR where necessary! Maybe it is only me but it took quite a while to figure that out. ps. How do you use Bettertouchtool?

--Aris 11:48, 26 June 2013 (CEST)

Jayson said ...

Many thanks evoyrene for their comments. Perhaps Papers should indeed further improve its annotation capability. However, the way I deal with annotations (i.e. transferring them to my notes and eventually to my writing) the ability to copy highlighted text and notes (Copy Annotations) to the Clipboard is pretty sufficient. When reading an article I usually don't want to get distracted with writing an elegant review at the same time. Thus I do not really care whether my highlighting is accurate, spelling perfect etc. I just want to make very quick messy notes. If they go further I will edit.

--Jayson 13:43, 26 June 2013 (CEST)

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