Get More Out of del.icio.us

If you’ve not signed up yet, you seriously need to get over to del.icio.us and create an account to start tagging the web. If you’ve already started, you may enjoy Sean Tierney’s post on “6 ways to pimp your del.icio.us.” I’ll provide a brief summary:

  1. Create a “toRead” tag that you can access offline (software like Avantgo can cache these to your phone/pda).
  2. Use the “Private Saving” feature to conceal bookmarks you don’t want to share with the world (in settings > experimental>private saving).
  3. Follow what you’re “mentors” are tagging. In the del.icio.us world, a mentor is a person that writes and thinks like you do…you can subscribe to an RSS feed for these tags to see what they’re finding that’s interesting.
  4. Expose your tags through your blog or other online media
  5. See what other people have bookmarked.
  6. Create an open public dialog (freedbacking) on your site.

To practice what I preach, I just started an account for techview at del.icio.us. So check us out (ok, wait a little bit so we can get some stuff in there first).

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