Andrew Connell

Social bookmarking... it's delicious!

Social computing is one of the coolest and interesting things to me. I’ve always followed what the Microsoft Research Social Computing group is working on. Yesterday, a co-worker turned me onto this new site that’s keyed around social bookmarking. In short, this is one of the new killer apps I’ve come across in a while. del.icio.us (delicious… get it?) is a social bookmarks manager. After creating your own free account, you can add bookmarks through a online form. You can tag your bookmarks for organization, but what’s cool is you can see who else has added the links to their site. So you could see how many people link to your site. Two other pieces really caught my attention: [1] all your bookmarks are published as RSS feeds as are each of your tags and [2] people have built utilities that install into the right-click menu in IE (and Mozilla, Safari, FireFox, etc) that will submit a bookmark to your account just by right-clicking a page! I’m in the process of adding all my links on my blog -> my delicious account. In the next update of my site I’ll change my links pages to consume these RSS feeds. VERY...

Social computing is one of the coolest and interesting things to me. I’ve always followed what the Microsoft Research Social Computing group is working on. Yesterday, a co-worker turned me onto this new site that’s keyed around social bookmarking. In short, this is one of the new killer apps I’ve come across in a while.

del.icio.us (delicious… get it?) is a social bookmarks manager. After creating your own free account, you can add bookmarks through a online form. You can tag your bookmarks for organization, but what’s cool is you can see who else has added the links to their site. So you could see how many people link to your site.

Two other pieces really caught my attention: [1] all your bookmarks are published as RSS feeds as are each of your tags and [2] people have built utilities that install into the right-click menu in IE (and Mozilla, Safari, FireFox, etc) that will submit a bookmark to your account just by right-clicking a page!

I’m in the process of adding all my links on my blog -> my delicious account. In the next update of my site I’ll change my links pages to consume these RSS feeds. VERY SLICK.

» My feed: http://del.icio.us/AndrewConnell

Andrew Connell
Founder & Chief Course Artisan, Voitanos LLC. | Microsoft MVP
Written by Andrew Connell

Andrew Connell is a web developer with a focus on Microsoft Azure & Microsoft 365. He’s received Microsoft’s MVP award every year since 2005 and has helped thousands of developers through the various courses he’s authored & taught. Andrew’s the founder of Voitanos and is dedicated to delivering industry-leading on-demand video training to professional developers. He lives with his wife & two kids in Florida.