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Del.icio.us Bookmarks

September 21st, 2005 Leave a comment Go to comments

Like bloglines, I took a while to come around to the idea behind del.icio.us. Social bookmarking? Nifty idea, but it just didn’t seem worth learning a new web interface for something I’ve done for years in a local browser.

As with flickr, the real benefit of del.icio.us is the tag service. When using flickr, if I want to search for a picture I don’t have to run a standard search query like you would with Google. Users assign tags to their pictures as they upload them, so if I search flickr tags for Lansing I get every picture on the site with tagged with Lansing.

With del.icio.us the system works the same. Unlike your local favorites/bookmarks del.icio.us allows you to see bookmarks being posted by other users using tags similar to yours. The interface probably couldn’t get any simpler, though it will take you some time to get used to the layout.

There is another, slightly more selfish reason to use the service. I added Freeware Freak as the first bookmark in my account, and within a couple hours the hits on FF had tripled the previous daily record, which was a complete surprise. Anyone who has started a blog and watches their stats will tell you that’s not easy to do with one little post.

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  1. September 22nd, 2005 at 00:35 | #1

    I found something that you may want to link… actually, I request that you link it because I want to see how you describe it on your blog hee hee hee:
    http://www.milkandcookies.com/links/26951/details/

    love!

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