I’m going to sing the praises of del.icio.us again, so forgive me.
Yesterday del.icio.us went down. I don’t know how long the service was down for, but when I tried to send a bookmark to my del.icio.us account I was unable (del.icio.us is a social bookmarking site, read “Musicbrainz, Audioscrobbler and del.icio.us” post for more info). I didn’t know what to do with myself. I could bookmark it in my browser, but that left me with some unsearchable and unlabeled, bookmark that I would most likely never look at again. I’m amazed at how quickly del.icio.us has become an essential part of my internet experience. I use it every day to keep track of sites, both for work and personal use. I label future research I may be interested in covering as well as sites I just find interesting or amusing. It has moved into the essential category for me, which also includes Google and Bloglines. Other than that the only internet tool I use every day is email (and fantasy football tools, now that the season is getting under way). It’s worth a try if you haven’t used it, you won’t go back to those browser bookmarks any time soon.