Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Tagging, folksonomies, and online applications

This blog post comes from Google Docs, which I had used for the first time very recently in the spreadsheet format, which is a bit more difficult to manipulate than the word processor I'm using here. "Publish to Blog" worked fine too.

Using del.icio.us was a new experience for me. I'd actually signed up for a del.icio.us account when I'd first heard of it last year, but I'd never tagged any sites because I wasn't entirely sure what it was all about. I think the process of tagging is a little cumbersome if you don't use the "post to delicious button," which I didn't install because I'm on a work computer, and I didn't know if I'd have the correct permissions to install it. You can check out my del.icio.us bookmarks. (I've just realized one problem with this, which is that I have been trying to keep my last name off my blog, but it appears in this link.)

Does anyone else find typing "del.icio.us" with all the periods to be very tedious?

I have been using LibraryThing for about a year now. I don't tag the books I own, but the books I read so that I can remember what I've read recently. However, the librarian in me likes to keep my reading list private. I notice that the Blue 2.0 assignment makes LibraryThing optional, so luckily, you can just take my word for it.

1 comment:

Sarah Glassmeyer said...

I am so sick of typing del.icio.us! And unfortunately all of my friends live in my computer, so when I complain about it, I have to type it some more!