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Del.icio.us - Social Bookmarking

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What is del.icio.us?

del.icio.us is a collection of favorites - yours and everyone else's. You can use del.icio.us to:

* Keep links to your favorite articles, blogs, music, reviews, recipes, and more,
and access them from any computer on the web.
* Share favorites with friends, family, coworkers, and the del.icio.us community.
* Discover new things. Everything on del.icio.us is someone's favorite -- they've
already done the work of finding it. So del.icio.us is full of bookmarks about
technology, entertainment, useful information, and more. Explore and enjoy.

del.icio.us is a social bookmarking website -- the primary use of del.icio.us is to store your bookmarks online, which allows you to access the same bookmarks from any computer and add bookmarks from anywhere, too. On del.icio.us, you can use tags to organize and remember your bookmarks, which is a much more flexible system than folders.

You can also use del.icio.us to see the interesting links that your friends and other people bookmark, and share links with them in return. You can even browse and search del.icio.us to discover the cool and useful bookmarks that everyone else has saved -- which is made easy with tags.

All you need is a browser and an internet connection. Sound good? Here's how to get started. If you'd like to find out more, keep reading.
What can I use del.icio.us for?

del.icio.us is an open-ended system, so you decide how you want to use it. Here are examples of things you can do with saving bookmarks on del.icio.us:

* Research - Writing an article? Researching an industry? Slaving away on your
dissertation? Use del.icio.us to keep track of all the source materials and
commentary that you find online.
* Wishlist - Go to any commerce site, find what you like, save it to del.icio.us
and tag it as wishlist. Then you can tell people to check out your wishlist
bookmarks by giving them a link to http://del.icio.us/username/wishlist .
* Podcast - Want to hear some great podcasts? Visit the mp3+podcast tag
combination and start listening. Are you a podcaster? Start posting your mp3
files to del.icio.us and we will create an RSS feed for you.
* Vacation - Planning a trip? Save links to hotels, activities, and
transportation and use tags like "travel", "vacation", and "to-visit".
Collaborate with friends and family by using the "for:username" tag.
* Linklog - Save bookmarks to interesting websites and add a bit of commentary to
create a lightweight linklog. Then, use linkrolls or the daily blog posting
feature to include your del.icio.us bookmarks on your blog or website.
* Cookbook - Whenever you find a great recipe on a website, save it to
del.icio.us. Tag it with the recipe's ingredients or style of cooking, and then
when you're wondering what to make for dinner, you can use your saved bookmarks
to help you remember the perfect recipe.
* Collaboration - Friends, coworkers, and other groups can use a shared account,
special tag, or their del.icio.us networks to collect and organize bookmarks
that are relevant -- and useful -- to the entire group.

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