I’ve looked at most of the “cool” social boomarking sites…even tried a few…[Furl](http://www.furl.net), [BlinkList](http://www.blinklist.com), [Shadows](http://www.shadows.com)…I’m sure there are more I’m not thinking about. Most have really pretty “Web 2.0 goodness” interfaces.
But when you get down to it, it’s about what you reach for before you think about the fact that you’re reaching for something. When a tool goes from “gee, isn’t this neat” to being about getting something done in a way that’s better/easier than the way you did it before without it being all about the tool.
So after trying and playing with all the social bookmarking sites…what’s the one that I reach for when I just need to be sure that I can retrieve a page later? [del.icio.us](http://www.del.icio.us). In its native form, it ain’t the prettiest. However, it’s the quickest and easiest way to save a page and have the tags suggested for you. The interface doesn’t get in the way. It just works. Simple. Fast. If you want to make it more complicated or visual, [there are tons of options](http://pchere.blogspot.com/2005/02/absolutely-delicious-complete-tool.html).
I love the new [tag bundles](http://blog.del.icio.us/blog/2005/10/bundle_up.html). Makes it easier to separate the work-related tags from the play-related ones.
Technorati Tags: social bookmarks, del.icio.us, tagging
2 responses to “Social bookmarking: simple just works”
Actually, delicious’ problem is that it’s retrieval features aren’t very good. Poor search. It’s nice for filing links, but not for retrieving them, and the whole point of filing is the idea that you will need to retrieve it later.
I know they’re working on that. I’ve never had a problem finding anything in my collection.