As with most new things, it takes a few different exposures to something before I decide to take a look at it. I heard about bloglines several times before I started using it, and the same is true with Delicious. Now I use both of them on a daily basis.

The final two times that pushed me over the edge were Phil’s post and Cameron’s discussion of migration. After reading those, I decided to give it a whirl.

In short, it’s a way to have your bookmarks accessible from anywhere, in any browser. It also allows you to see what other people are bookmarking. I had been keeping a collection of links (I had more than 200 entries) so I used Cameron’s migration script (tweaking it fairly heavily and spending a half hour getting all of the required Perl CPAN modules) to upload all of my links.

Now when I run across a site I want to bookmark, I just click the bookmarklet and up pops a window with the link and title in it. I then modify the title to my liking, add a few tags, and save it. It’s very efficient and later on I can easily retrieve those links by tag, chronologically, or by searching for it.

If you’re interested in trying it out for yourself, you might find John’s explanation us.ef.ul.


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  1. Have you been seeing the quicklinks posted daily on my site? They’ve been there for a couple of months now. They’re powered by

    Comment by Meredith on November 19, 2004 @ 4:03 pm
  2. Been seeing? Of course I meant to just say seen!

    Comment by Meredith on November 19, 2004 @ 4:04 pm
  3. I’ve seen the quicklinks, but I had no idea they were powered by That’s cool. I may be doing the same thing pretty soon.

    Comment by dan on November 19, 2004 @ 4:06 pm
  4. Yes, delicious is really a cool tool to make a linklog.
    But, you can do the same with your blog, but delicious is so quick.

    Comment by Indranil on November 21, 2004 @ 9:50 pm
  5. But the nice thing about delicious is that I can view similar links bookmarked by others. Plus, the bookmarklets really make it convenient to do from anywhere.

    Comment by dan on November 21, 2004 @ 10:25 pm

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