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69.a.licious

Sometimes I revert to "college guy" mentality. 🙂

Porn.A.Licious

I still have no idea why I'd want to use del.icio.us. Shared bookmarks? Uhm, okay. I already have bookmarks in Safari, and they're synced with .Mac. Why would anyone else care what I'm bookmarking? No idea.

10 Responses to "69.a.licious"

  1. Del.icio.us is useful - because you can store bookmarks against several tags - whereas Safari can only store bookmarks in a filesystem-style folders hierarchy.

    Also, seeing what other people are bookmarking is interesting - because you get stuff that they don't think their blog's audience will like (e.g. overly technical stuff)

  2. You went to college?!?!? 🙂

  3. Besides the tagging features, I could not live without anymore, the beauty of delicious is the inbox with its subscription to other people's links and/or tags. So you can create your own little meta-link-blog with people and topics you are interested in.

    It's a bit strange having to explain that to a guy selling an RSS feed reader...

  4. It's not strange. I don't like linklogs. I have a filter in PulpFiction that removes an occasional "link dump" from feeds. I have enough to do in a day: looking at someone else's bookmarks isn't something I wish to add to my routine. If something is worthy enough of attention, it warrants a full entry.

  5. It's use is not so much in storing your bookmarks for personal use, but for sharing them with others, watching the trends, seeing what others find interest, and learning new ideas.

    When I realized that was what del.icio.us was all about, I began to use it constantly.

    Buzz Andersen's Cocoalicious client didn't hurt too much either 🙂

  6. I thought it was useless when I first saw it, but I find it very usefull finding info that I would not have found otherwise. Give it a try and subscribe to the popular feed. I bet you change your mind.

  7. I think Justin and Diggory hit the nail on the head. The .Mac-like web-based bookmarks are only one benefit (although I would argue that del.icio.us web bookmarks are far easier to use due to the lack of login and easy-to-remember account URLs). There are really two ultra-compelling things about del.icio.us, as far as I'm concerned:

    1. The use of tag classification instead of folders. Hierarchical categorization is difficult and often arbitrary. If I bookmark a San Francisco restaurant, should it go under "San Francisco" or "Restaurants?" The correct answer would really depend on what frame of mind I'm in later when I'm looking for that page. With del.icio.us, I can easily tag the link with both of these "facets," plus I can later do tag intersection querys (I could look for San Francisco restaurants by looking at the intersection of "San Francisco" and "Restaurants"). This is a simple but surprisingly powerful idea.

    2. The social component of del.icio.us is an incredibly effective way to get plugged into the alpha geek zeitgeist. Because del.icio.us can tell how many people have bookmarked a given link, interesting new things bubble up to the popular links very quickly, well ahead of the rest of the weblog world. Furthermore, since I can see when someone bookmarks a link I have bookmarked, I often find new and interesting things simply by browsing the bookmarks of other, like-minded users (in this respect, del.icio.us works a lot like Amazon.com's lists, which I'm also a big fan of).

  8. I'll look into it when I have the time, but given the choice between "Carey time" and "bookmarks time" I'll choose the former.

  9. If you're a person who computers from various locations and computers it can be useful as well (as in my case.) "Crap, what was that link I wanted to check? Damn, it's on my work computer." A lot more seamless than the old "email link home" trick.

    Also, I don't think every link deserves a full blog write-up.

  10. I don't see much use to this either.. but then again, I don't go looking for random stuff on the web much, and I don't bookmark much either. Synching my Safari bookmarks through .Mac is good enough for me.


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