Trying del.icio.us

Tuesday, December 28th, 2004 @ 9:15 pm | Site

I’ve decided Buzz is very persistent. I’ve never been able to get into any of these community web services in the past, but Buzz’es writings on the development of Cocoal.icio.us have piqued my interest. I created a del.icio.us account and I’m slowly adding links.

I have to admit, I’m more excited about the idea and development of Cocoal.icio.us than I am the idea of social bookmarks. I’ve only posted three links so far, but with each one, I’ve thought “do I want to share this with the world?” It’ll be interesting to see how long I stick with this and what I end up posting.

Up until now, whenever I came across an interesting articles in an RSS feed, I flagged it in NetNewsWire. When I came across interesting web pages, I bookmarked it in Safari. Since I’ve had a distinct lack of free time lately, all that accomplished was generating a backlog of flagged articles and bookmarked web sites.

Now, I’ll try to post everything interesting to del.icio.us whenever I come across it. Later, I might use this space to ellaborate on a particular link.

Well, that’s the plan at least. We’ll see how it works.

I keep wanting to come up with a new design for this site. I’d like to incorporate the del.icio.us feed into the site as a sidebar. In the meantime, you can access my del.icio.us page or feed.

I’ve actually got a few ideas for Cocoal.icou.us features, so perhaps I’ll try and make a contribution. Of course, that brings up the whole “free time” thing…

4 Responses to “Trying del.icio.us”

  1. Buzz Andersen Says:

    I think del.icio.us tends to be something of an acquired taste. It takes awhile to get into the idea of tagging, and to appreciate the ways social bookmarking can help you find new and interesting things.

    That said, I’m really going to be moving Cocoalicious into the direction of being independent of del.icio.us. The thing I’ve had in mind is that Cocoalicious should be to del.icio.us what VoodooPad is to Wikis.

    Contributions are definitely welcome–I’d be curious to know what you have in mind…

  2. Scott Says:

    I’ve been a bit bummed because the del.icio.us “Inbox” feature has been down for several weeks while the host redesigns the database. To me the Inbox was like my own personal Blogdex of things related to my interests. I’m eager for it to come back.

    I would also recommend delicious2safari which brings your del.icio.us bookmarks into a folder of Safari’s bookmarks, arranged by tags. Once setup it just takes an occasional run to reimport things and keep the folder up to date.

  3. Eric Blair Says:

    Buzz and I have already been chatting about what I’d like to contribute to Cocoalicious and it seems pretty doable, which is cool.

    Scott, thanks for the delicious2safari link. I actually subscribe to my own feed in NetNewsWire. I’m not a complete narcissist, but I find it a convenient way to keep my personal links along with the various link blogs I read.

    I started using del.icio.us after the Inbox was disabled. I’m kind of confused about the usefulness of the Inbox when I can just download the individual RSS feeds.

  4. Scott Says:

    Funny, as much as I use NewNewsWire, I don’t use it with del.icio.us much. Certainly one could use an aggregator with a bunch of del.icio.us/rss/tag/[keyword] links. I guess I just got used to being able to surf to my inbox and see a mishmash of interesting stuff (tags and users you like) all chronologically ordered. Like I said, it replaced my daily blogdex’ing. If the Inbox stays gone much longer, I may go with your approach, especially since NNW could collapse the items into a folder of feeds.

    BTW, my del.icio.us links are here.