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December, 2004

del.icio.us Thoughts

In Mitch Wagner's new article on del.icio.us, titled "It's Delightful! It's del.icio.us!", he made the mistake of ending with this:
I'm interested in learning more about del.icio.us. If you're using it, or if you're one of the developers, or you have developed an add-on or plug-in, or you're Joshua Schacter, drop me a line.
Now I can't possibly not respond to an offer like that when we're talking about one of my very favorite things on the net. As a result, Wagner has quite a long email to read and I've got a post for today. Here's what I wrote to him (and for those of you not using del.icio.us yet, go do it and if you have any questions, just ask me, I'm happy to help just email me at nb@noahbrier.com):
I'm sure you've gotten a ton of emails from people who use and love del.icio.us, but here's one more. I've fallen in love with the service in the 6 months I've been using it. As a journalist I found that it was a great place to get ideas and bookmark future ones. As a blogger it was a great place to find new links and new things to think about. It also became the bookmark bar on the right side of my site ( https://www.noahbrier.com ). It's amazing just how essential the service has become for me. I find myself frozen when the site goes down. I don't know what to do with this new fascinating page I've found. It has also changed the way I think about everything I read. Now when I find something new I think about it in terms of whether or not its del.icio.us worthy (and I know that I'm not alone in this). I subscribe to 10 or 15 RSS feeds from different del.icio.us users and I love the inbox (which, if you haven't messed around with, allows you to add tags or users feeds to one page and subscribe to the feed). The service is so simple and yet so useful. I've gotten lots of people hooked on it (including my mother who uses it to create annotated bibliographies for her research). I'm currently working on implementing it at my new company as a way for people to share links in a better way.

Anyhow, just wanted to get that off my chest. I expect I'll put this up on my web site as well, now that I think of it (maybe even bookmark it too).

Finally, if you're interested, here are a couple things I have written mentioning del.icio.us: https://www.noahbrier.com/archives/2004/08/delicious_relia.html ("del.icio.us reliance")
https://www.noahbrier.com/archives/2004/10/content_creatio.html ("content creation and organization")

Thanks for the interesting piece and the invitation to give you my thoughts.

Best regards,
Noah Brier

PS - Writing del.icio.us over and over again is kind of fun, no matter what anyone says

December 21, 2004
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