25 June 2008

Pretty Del.icio.us

After all these years I finally decided that being a KM and web 2.0 guru I really HAD to sign on to del.icio.us, the social tagging site that now has it's four quadrant icon () appearing on every site on the web (or so it seems).

I have recently upgraded to Firefox 3.0 and decided to run the downloaded plugin for that which proceeded to upload all my bookmarks (from both Firefox and IE) to the site marked as "Do not share".

Concurrently, I found another site http://www.wordle.net that converts blocks of text or your del.icio.us tags into a tag cloud. Click on the thumbnail below to see the result. I thought this was quite cool and it forced me to do a bit of a clean up of my bookmarks and to add a few that were missing to balance out the tag sizes to be more proportionate with who I am and my priorities in life. Still a lot of work to do. I haven't cleaned up my bookmarks in at least 5-6 years, probably longer.

Anyway, if you are reading this, I encourage you to start an account on Del.icio.us and let me know so we can link up. Just being able to access my bookmarks from both Notebook and Home PC at the same time is pretty cool, and changes update between the two quite fast. I also like the left-hand toolbar which allows you to search and manage your bookmarks. Now I just need to link to some other people I know and start sharing bookmarks with one another.

Note: the Wordl site seems to be having problems at the moment. Looks like I'm not the only one to come across it.

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