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Sunday, November 13, 2005
I Love del.icio.us
This has got to be my best web discovery of the past couple of years. An instant cure to all the bookmarks I had squirreled away over the past 11 years of web reading (ever try to find your old bookmarks?) And I'm barely even scratching the surface of del's "social" aspects. At a recent tech forum, del.icio.us founder Joshua Schachter explained his 5 second elevator pitch "it helps you remember things" which is a much more succinct view of the purpose behind his creation than everyone else's definition of it as "folksonomy" (a terrible conjunction.)
He clarified this as, “I don’t use the word ‘folksonomy. Tagging in delicious is about 1/3 classification and 2/3 functionality. Something easy to do that let's you recall the item. The goal isn’t to classify, it’s to remember.” (thanks to Beth Kanter for blogging his discussion.)
That said, the popular tags section of del.icio.us is how I discover most of my new web sites, and it has a very good signal-to-noise ratio.
Tags are the future of the web (and information management in general) I can't wait for the first "true" search engine incorporating tag technology.
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