Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Tasty Goodness ...

Some time ago, I decided to try out the bookmark site del.icio.us. Or, is it a social bookmarking network? A social network of bookmarks? Web 2.0 is beginning to confuse me.

My bookmark list at the time was growing like mildew in a humid basement (don't ask how I know about such things). I tried del.icio.us (which is hell to type over and over) and found it lacking. At least for some purposes.

Call it an overly hierarchical mindset. Call it a Windows zombification. I make no apologies. I want my bookmarks in nested folders. del.icio.us just doesn't cut it for my bookmarking needs.

This is not to say I stopped using it.

Over at del.... over there I've got dozens of bookmarks for research on stories and novels. I don't need to refer to them often, but when I do it's relatively painless. And they don't clutter up the more important bookmarks in Firefox.

And the social networking thing is working as well.

I received an e-mail from Andreas Grunewald (who has an airship blog). He uses ... that site's subscription option to keep track of airship tags and bookmarks. Seeing mine he got in touch, pointing me to other links and websites. Useful.

In addition, I have a fan, at least as ... that site terms it. It goes without saying, I am her fan too.

And, despite all the work I put into my website, it comes up third in a Google search, behind this blog and ... that site.

No, not literally the third link on Google. But the third page isn't bad. Someone else seems to have a lock on the very first search result.

Maybe, someday, I'll run into Deb Todd Wheeler. Too bad she doesn't have an account on ... you know.

7 Comments:

Blogger Steve Buchheit said...

Never tried... those sites. Just I oughta, get my head out of Web1.0, Bearskins and flint knives computing.

There are worse things than not being on the first page of google.

October 17, 2007 at 11:26 AM  
Anonymous Ian Rose said...

"There are worse things than not being on the first page of Google"

Yeah, for a long time, I tied my self-worth to my Google rank along with certain keywords, but I'm a geek. It happens.

Man, everything seems to be coming up "social networking blog post" today. Huh.

October 17, 2007 at 7:00 PM  
Blogger Todd Wheeler said...

Steve, I'd be happy if Web 2.0 could make browsers render HTML and CSS in a consistent way. I mean, it is the year 2007, right.

Apparently funny little videos are a higher priority.

October 17, 2007 at 7:15 PM  
Blogger Todd Wheeler said...

I like to ride the wave, Ian. I'd say it was a conscious effort, but I'm behind on surfing.

It must be some kind of Jungian hang-ten mind-meld.

October 17, 2007 at 7:17 PM  
Blogger russell said...

i like funny little videos.

October 31, 2007 at 2:25 PM  
Blogger Todd Wheeler said...

Hi Russell!

Hey, where's the link to your blog?

October 31, 2007 at 6:40 PM  
Blogger russell said...

i have not blogged in awhile. i'm still searching for the "next great thing".

November 1, 2007 at 12:27 PM  

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