My Del.icio.us

http://del.icio.us/jemimus

I have been using this for a while now, and its just great. You know, its the first thing that has ever given me a reason to use Internet Explorer’s Links bar feature.. or Firefox’s for that matter:

Iebar_delicious

As you can see I also keep my two ultimate reference links on there aswell.

For those of you who havn’t seen this yet, Delicious is a free service, perpetually in Alpha, which is basicly a ‘social bookmarking’ tool. In other words, every bookmark I save is accessable to me anywhere, cause its web based, but more than that; its public and can be viewed and parsed by anyone, including rss support!

The great value of this, is that it can produce some really interesting metadata.. like how many people are linking to the same thing. I have spent hours browsing through other people’s bookmarks, people who link to the same things I do.. which is a good indication of their interests, and perhaps a good reason to seek contact (hence the word social bookmarking )

For a great demonstration of its power and usefullness, Jon Udell has a really good screencast of it.. (Flash)

I wish other people I knew used this, I have heard of none so far. I would love to follow their bookmarks via RSS, here is mine.


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