I’ve been playing around recently with del.icio.us, an extremely useful and simple RESTful application. Years ago, I had an idea to come up with a collaborative filtering shared bookmark service. Something to help me manage my ever growing unmanageable bookmark repository. The friends I had talked to about it attempted to build one, however it never became too popular. Matter of fact, bookmark services are now a dime a dozen, but I think it’s used sparingly. Anyway, del.icio.us is so simple that it makes me wonder why in the world didn’t I think of this years ago!
I’ve got two bad habits that need a fix. One, I bookmark using several different browsers on several different computers. Two, I don’t even bother to categorize the entries. So, now I’m going to get a bit of discipline by always using del.icio.us. I’m hoping del.icio.us will automagically take care of the hard part ( i.e. organizations). Of course, that might be wishful thinking, but hey, it’s a start!
Now, I realize that a lot of people have too little time to even do their own bookmarking. Fortunately, through the wonders of “integration-at-the-glass“, I’ve put together my very own “linkblog” (coined by Erik Thauvin). So, if you can’t wait for the latest blog entry, you can now take a peek at what I’m looking at right now.