Kurt McKee

lessons learned in production


Hey there! This article was written in 2006.

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A shift in bookmarking

Posted 28 March 2006

Have you ever noticed how bookmarks aren't very useful? They're impossible to organize as their number increases, and you can't access them from anywhere but your personal computer, in the same program that you used to bookmark them (such as Firefox or Opera...or even Internet Explorer, I guess).

One day a new site opened: Del.icio.us. Delicious is a great site which employs the latest method of information organization: tagging. You bookmark a site using their service, add a description and some tags that in some way identify the page, and your bookmark will be accessible not only to you, anywhere, but to everyone.

The problem I found with Delicious was that it was closed-source, a fact I didn't consider until I discovered an open-source clone: De.lirio.us. Thus far I've been pointing to Delirious on my entry page, but their service is being acquired by Simpy, a site I have no experience with.

The solution now appears to be to move my bookmarks to Sa.bros.us, which is not a service, but rather software that I can run on my own web server. Sabrosus appears to do everything I would want, including offer a feed so that other people can easily get updates as I find interesting websites. There's even a need for better English translations and minor bug fixes, which would be fun! So be on the lookout for a new link and feed on my entry page!