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This is the wiki page for the Social bookmarking: project.

1. What is social bookmarking? “Social bookmarking is the practice of saving bookmarks to a public Web site and “tagging” them with keywords. (…) To create a collection of social bookmarks, you register with a social bookmarking site, which lets you store bookmarks and add tags of your choice. Visitors to social bookmarking sites can search for resources by keyword, person, popularity and see the public bookmarks, tags, and classification schemes that registered users have created and saved.” – (From: 7 things you should know about Social Bookmarking - EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative - ) You can watch a short three-minutes video that introduces the advantages of social bookmarking in general and the npk4dev tag project in particular: [1]. You can also view a slideshow on tagging for knowledge sharing and collaboration by Beth Kanter [2] A nice screencast, also by Beth Kanter can be found here [3]

2. The history of tagging npk4dev Several people started bookmarking online resources related to knowledge management for development. To make each other aware of possibly valuable resources and to collectively build a public, searchable set of these resources, a few members of the KM4DEV community started a small initiative. They are bookmarking the resources they want to collect and share via, tagging the items ‘npk4dev’. When you subscribe to the npk4dev tag (link / rss), you can monitor everyone’s contributions. By capturing the RSS feed in Suprglu (link / rss) a list of searchable resources is built. You can find out more about the start of this experiment by following this link: [4]

3. How to join? You can join this initiative and help us collect and share your online bookmarks! Please read some guidelines on how to contribute in the following paragraph. You can also decide not to tag, but to make use of the online bookmarks to stay up-to-date with interesting resources.

4. Getting started for taggers How to start bookmarking? Open an account at and tag relevant bookmarks with npk4dev. View an intro to using at [5] Read more about using from Beth Kanter’s cheat sheet. If you want to explore more information you will find some pointers here [6] or here [7]

5. Getting started for tag users How to keep track of new entries tagged with npk4dev?  Subscribe to the npk4dev tag via your inbox, by going to ‘settings’ (top right of page) and then click ‘subscriptions’. Fill in npk4dev in the tag field. New bookmarks tagged npk4dev will appear in your ‘inbox’ (top of page).  Or subscribe to (link / rss) via an RSS reader such as Bloglines (link) or via email (link). Subscription links are also provided on our weblog:  Or subscribe to or Suprglu (link / rss) via an RSS reader.  Read more about RSS in this article from Marnie Webb  Read more about Bloglines at the Bloglines FAQ.

o Learn more about np-tagging at the N-Ten Tagvocates community.

o Learn more about knowledge management for development and the KM4DEV community at need to intro how to become a npk4dev tagger - guidelines etc; and why

5. What and how to tag? Some guidelines for npk4dev taggers Tag npk4dev • Use the tag ‘npk4dev’ to mark online resources related to knowledge management in the context of sustainable (international) development. This could be case studies, success stories, toolkits, events, but also examples of communication tools that provide opportunities for online knowledge sharing. Below are a few examples of resources we have tagged. Use other tags • Besides the npk4dev tag, attach tags describing the content of the resource. Consider using tags for topic (e.g. blogging, monitoring, radio) country/region (e.g. asia, south_africa), language (e.g. dutch, spanish) and type of resource (e.g. blog, wiki, event, freeware, publication). • In the case of tags that consist of multiple words, we recommend you use the underscore_ to connect the separate words, like knowledge_sharing or action_research. • We collected a set of tags you could use as a starting point. Take a look at [8]. Describe your resource • Try to add a short narrative description of the resource in the ‘description’ field. Here are some examples that show how you can tag and describe your npk4dev bookmarks. Knowledge Sharing Tool Box (CGIAR) "This toolbox, presents a selection of KS processes that can improve your everyday work experience with peers and partners." npk4dev knowledge_sharing knowledge_management howto learning meetings km4dev .

Global Voices Online

"Global Voices is your guide to the most interesting conversations, information, and ideas appearing around the world on various forms of participatory media such as blogs, podcasts, photo sharing sites, and videoblogs." npk4dev world africa asia europe latin_america blog podcast culture news

Suprglu – Searching for resources To go beyond notifying one another and capture the collected resources and make them searchable we combined the feeds of several group members at Suprglu.

need to intro how to understand what the tagging show us - the cloud; the cloud over time

it does not seem to be possible to insert an actual rss feed here to show the latest npk4dev content - perhaps we need to modify our blog page so it has the basic info, and some feeds.

It's possible to see that latest additions through the following feeds:

we could make some more, and even some combinations [advantage is we see some stats on views etc]

people can also make their own at: http:/// eg: