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Fri 23 Dec 2005

About del.icio.us

Category : mac and the internet

lekowala wrote: Okay I figured out this delcious thingy. But what is its function really?

Dude!?

So I replied,

"Dude,

  1. Web based bookmarking: so your bookmarks are web-accessible.
  2. What are others bookmarking - especially via RSS. E.g. I posted the note on extinction in 800 spots after seeing inertiaisasin's delicious feed. It can be a form of abbreviated blogging for people who only highlight interesting links!
  3. Collaborative data mining. If we agree to a common tag that we add to relevant entries e.g "mangrove-reforest" for articles about mangrove reforestation, we can review our collective effort and that of others at http://del.icio.us/all/mangrove-reforest
  4. View all tags - see what everyone has posted under a certain tag, e.g. http://del.icio.us/all/history
  5. What's popular? Examine popular bookmars under a specific topic, e.g. see what's popular in history
  6. Find good articles faster. As we tag bookmarks, del.icio.us suggests tags as well. This leads you to popular links, by people who often are linking to relevant text. Follow those tags to find really good stuff, e.g. well written or comprehensive articles. So you from the data mining efforts of a community.
  7. Provide specific links for others - you can tag relevant links specifically for others, e.g. Keenneeth has taged some articles or pages with "for"sivasothi" and I see these in my http://del.icio.us/for/sivasothi (I think only I can see this, when I am logged in)
  8. Search. Variable results. E.g. "bangladesh 1971" revealed a single entry (cf. Google): Chapter XXI. The Tilt: The India-Pakistan Crisis of 1971. By Henry Kissinger in the "White House Years." [Boston: Little Brown, 1979, pp. 842-918]
  9. Archive bookmarks - for later - I find this useful in the midst of specific searches. I often find lots of unrelated but intersting material and nowadays, I simply tag it for later. I am distracted but I don't lose anything.
  10. Append notes! You can add a note to each bookmark you tag. I use this when identifying potential material for general biology-type of lectures. I add specific notes about each promising page I encounter throughout the year, e.g. "has mp3 resources of whale sounds". If I eventualy find myself using their text, images or video, I am able to find the source webpage easily to get permission, figure out the citation and thank the content provider - they are always delighted to hear from a user!

There are many tools that will help you use del.icio.us more effectively; see this regularly updated list. For starters, I installed the del.icio.us - Firefox Extension, and on the mac, have begun using cocoalicious to manage bookmarks!

Posted at 2:53AM UTC by N. Sivasothi | permalink | , .