Deliciousing

I’ve mostly caught up with my email. 177 answered today.

But now I have hundreds of interesting things to blog. While I’m listening to Bruce Sterling talk about spimes.

Anyway, I have a folder with hundreds of interesting things in it. How do I get those things to you? I’m playing with Del.icio.us. It’s a little faster and keeps my blog cleaner. Anyway, you might watch my Del.icio.us feed over the next day. By the way, I’m using Flock because it has Del.icio.us built in. So, I go to a site that someone emailed me. If I think it’s interesting enough to share with you I just click on the star button in Flock, fill in a description, and post.

Anyone got a better way to quickly share URLs with others?

Comments

  1. There’s an official del.icio.us plug-in for Firefox which you may find preferable to using Flock just for its del.icio.us support. del.icio.us has some nice JavaScript bookmarks bar buttons for other browsers.

    blinklist.com seems to be new competitor to del.icio.us—it has some nice features, but isn’t nearly as established (and doesn’t, as far as I know, provide a migration route from del.icio.us)

  2. There’s an official del.icio.us plug-in for Firefox which you may find preferable to using Flock just for its del.icio.us support. del.icio.us has some nice JavaScript bookmarks bar buttons for other browsers.

    blinklist.com seems to be new competitor to del.icio.us—it has some nice features, but isn’t nearly as established (and doesn’t, as far as I know, provide a migration route from del.icio.us)

  3. Oh yes, sorry, just checked: blinklist allows importing bookmarks from del.icio.us and furl, and from your browser (well, it detected Firefox as my default at least).

  4. Oh yes, sorry, just checked: blinklist allows importing bookmarks from del.icio.us and furl, and from your browser (well, it detected Firefox as my default at least).

  5. Hi Robert,

    You may not have had time yet but you should tag your bookmarks on del.ico.us, it will be easier for people (and you) to go through it when the number of bookmark reaches 100s (which should be soon for you)

    Regarding the del.ico.us plugin to post bookmarks, there is one available for most browsers (http://del.icio.us/help/buttons) and the IE one is also working on IE 7 beta 2. I personnaly use this convenient plugin all the time

  6. Hi Robert,

    You may not have had time yet but you should tag your bookmarks on del.ico.us, it will be easier for people (and you) to go through it when the number of bookmark reaches 100s (which should be soon for you)

    Regarding the del.ico.us plugin to post bookmarks, there is one available for most browsers (http://del.icio.us/help/buttons) and the IE one is also working on IE 7 beta 2. I personnaly use this convenient plugin all the time

  7. I have a “make it del.icio.us” link right next to the comment and trackback links for each post. So all you have to do is click it and you are tken to the del.icio.us UI with URL and Title of the post already filled in.

    Since I put that link up, more of my posts have been showing up on del.icio.us.

    Something simple that works with all browsers.

  8. I have a “make it del.icio.us” link right next to the comment and trackback links for each post. So all you have to do is click it and you are tken to the del.icio.us UI with URL and Title of the post already filled in.

    Since I put that link up, more of my posts have been showing up on del.icio.us.

    Something simple that works with all browsers.

  9. I’ve enjoyed using del.icio.us to create a mini-blog on the sidebar of my blog by posting the RSS feed from one of my tags on del.icio.us. It’s a nice way of highlighting interesting articles/websites onto your site without needing a full blown blog on each entry. I call it my “worth noting” column and I’ve noticed a few other bloggers doing something similar.

    I’m not sure how you would set it up with a wordpress.com account, but with the regular wordpress, it was no problem at all…

  10. I’ve enjoyed using del.icio.us to create a mini-blog on the sidebar of my blog by posting the RSS feed from one of my tags on del.icio.us. It’s a nice way of highlighting interesting articles/websites onto your site without needing a full blown blog on each entry. I call it my “worth noting” column and I’ve noticed a few other bloggers doing something similar.

    I’m not sure how you would set it up with a wordpress.com account, but with the regular wordpress, it was no problem at all…

  11. I prefer the myweb2.search.yahoo.com over del.ici.us, mainly because del.icio.us is too slow, and the search is bad because it takes time to index your new added url. myweb2 from yahoo is really great, I would like to see the same with Windows Live Favorites.

  12. I prefer the myweb2.search.yahoo.com over del.ici.us, mainly because del.icio.us is too slow, and the search is bad because it takes time to index your new added url. myweb2 from yahoo is really great, I would like to see the same with Windows Live Favorites.

  13. Software Humor

    Why don’t we see any Seahawk fans in Detroit?
    Seattleites don’t want to spend any more time in Detroit than they have to.

    Why do we see Steeler fans in Detroit?
    Coming from Pittsburgh, they think that Detroit is an Upgrade.

  14. Software Humor

    Why don’t we see any Seahawk fans in Detroit?
    Seattleites don’t want to spend any more time in Detroit than they have to.

    Why do we see Steeler fans in Detroit?
    Coming from Pittsburgh, they think that Detroit is an Upgrade.

  15. I hate Flock – and I don’t see why it is necessary when you can have Firefox customised exactly how you want it. Flock seems to me to be trying to fil a gap in the market that just isn’t there.

    I really struggled with finding a point to del.icio.us for a while – I just didn’t have the necessary amount of stuff to put in it. Anything I wanted to bring to people’s attention, or fix in my memory, I just blogged. Then, as I got more stuff to mention, I started having lists of links in a single blog post. Now, I have that for the more interesting stuff and the rest gets shunted to del.icio.us.

    In a way, del.icio.us is the way weblogs are meant to be: just a list of the sites one visits, with maybe a brief description. Perhaps by making our content more and more lengthy and personal we are making blogging something else – and ‘social bookmarking’ fills the gap it left behind.

  16. I hate Flock – and I don’t see why it is necessary when you can have Firefox customised exactly how you want it. Flock seems to me to be trying to fil a gap in the market that just isn’t there.

    I really struggled with finding a point to del.icio.us for a while – I just didn’t have the necessary amount of stuff to put in it. Anything I wanted to bring to people’s attention, or fix in my memory, I just blogged. Then, as I got more stuff to mention, I started having lists of links in a single blog post. Now, I have that for the more interesting stuff and the rest gets shunted to del.icio.us.

    In a way, del.icio.us is the way weblogs are meant to be: just a list of the sites one visits, with maybe a brief description. Perhaps by making our content more and more lengthy and personal we are making blogging something else – and ‘social bookmarking’ fills the gap it left behind.

  17. Oh, and needless to say (so why I am?!) – your del.icio.us feed was an automatic subscription. Didn’t even have to think about it.

    Oh, and while I am here – FeedDemon 2 Beta has a del.icio.us button, very handy.

  18. Oh, and needless to say (so why I am?!) – your del.icio.us feed was an automatic subscription. Didn’t even have to think about it.

    Oh, and while I am here – FeedDemon 2 Beta has a del.icio.us button, very handy.

  19. Robert, combine the ‘daily blog posting’ setting in del.icio.us (as mentioned in comment #11), with some notes (not only tags) when tagging a site, and you have ‘ez-posting’ enabled :) .

    You’ll get a post everyday automatically with all links, tags and notes (think of notes in this context as the ‘body’ of the post).

    I use it daily, feel free to drop by and check how it looks (I believe Steve Rubel does the same thing).

  20. Robert, combine the ‘daily blog posting’ setting in del.icio.us (as mentioned in comment #11), with some notes (not only tags) when tagging a site, and you have ‘ez-posting’ enabled :) .

    You’ll get a post everyday automatically with all links, tags and notes (think of notes in this context as the ‘body’ of the post).

    I use it daily, feel free to drop by and check how it looks (I believe Steve Rubel does the same thing).

  21. Yep, I keep a great running commentary about notable Web 2.0 material on my del.icio.us feed.

    Wow. All in little own world, del.icio.us is only something a buzzworded-juiced-out geek could ever much use, or appreciate. Share your bookmarks, weee, poin.t.le.ss. Now with some Yahoo editors, taking a gander at something like that, and ranking it more than just social-softwareish and blogger-popularity games, ok, you might have something, something that was lost once Google and the automational noise-generator kicked in, like the web in 1998.

  22. Yep, I keep a great running commentary about notable Web 2.0 material on my del.icio.us feed.

    Wow. All in little own world, del.icio.us is only something a buzzworded-juiced-out geek could ever much use, or appreciate. Share your bookmarks, weee, poin.t.le.ss. Now with some Yahoo editors, taking a gander at something like that, and ranking it more than just social-softwareish and blogger-popularity games, ok, you might have something, something that was lost once Google and the automational noise-generator kicked in, like the web in 1998.

  23. It’s great. A little world of it’s own, del.icio.us is only something a buzzworded-juiced-out geek could ever much use, or appreciate. Distributed your bookmarks, point. With Yahoo editors, taking a gander at something like that, more than just social-softwareish and blogger-popularity.

  24. It’s great. A little world of it’s own, del.icio.us is only something a buzzworded-juiced-out geek could ever much use, or appreciate. Distributed your bookmarks, point. With Yahoo editors, taking a gander at something like that, more than just social-softwareish and blogger-popularity.

  25. “Wow. All in little own world, del.icio.us is only something a buzzworded-juiced-out geek could ever much use, or appreciate. Share your bookmarks, weee, poin.t.le.ss.”

    What do you think bloggers have been doing, when not actually writing new essays and such? Sharing bookmarks maybe? Either way, if you don’t like it, it’s less effort to just steer clear of it than to grouse about it to the rest of us.

  26. “Wow. All in little own world, del.icio.us is only something a buzzworded-juiced-out geek could ever much use, or appreciate. Share your bookmarks, weee, poin.t.le.ss.”

    What do you think bloggers have been doing, when not actually writing new essays and such? Sharing bookmarks maybe? Either way, if you don’t like it, it’s less effort to just steer clear of it than to grouse about it to the rest of us.