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Bookmarking taken to the next level

del.icio.usThere came a time when bookmarking list of my browser got filled more quickly than I was able to create new folders. And subfolders. I looked at my “bookmarks” menu and realized that it was such a mess that it was no longer useful.

That’s when I decided to take a longer look at del.icio.us. It seems that everyone was using it, anyway.

Now I am bought as well. Given its popularity this may not be interesting for many, but if you haven’t tried it yet, maybe I can give you a picture what you are missing:

  • The idea is to store your bookmarks online instead of in the browser
  • Another idea is to let other people see what you bookmarked
  • Now it may seem a bit weird thing to do at first glance, but thanks to this you can see how many people bookmarked the same page as you
  • Also you can drill down to see who is in this group exactly and what else does he have
  • You can use tags to classify each link (tag can by any keyword), and of course you can use tags for searching

There is also possibility to integrate my links into the blog somehow.. but I’m not there yet.

Post del.icio.usNevertheless I felt it was a must to integrate it with Firefox – del.icio.us post works fine for me, simply adds an item to Firefox context menu. But you can find a lot more at Absolutely Del.icio.us – Complete Tool Collection.


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  1. November 25th, 2005 | 2:21 pm

    Since you are talking about taking bookmarking to the next level, I thought you might like to try our new service http://www.blinklist.com. No worries, you can just import all of your links from del.icio.us to give it a try. To compare BlinkList vs. del.icio.us you can just check out this page:
    http://about.blinklist.com/category/general/blinklist-vs-delicious/

    Whether you decide to go with us or not, I would really love to hear from you on your decision. We are working very hard to make our service better and better and I would love to hear from a passionate community member like you. Mike

  2. BOwczarek
    November 28th, 2005 | 4:33 pm

    Mike,

    Thanks for your note!

    I couldn’t ignore being called a passionate member of community, so I took a look at Blinklist and described my experience here.

    Even if I won’t switch to Blinklist altogether at this time, maybe you will find some feedback helpful,

    Best Regards,

    /B.

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