This very useful, and quite simple, on-line tool has become a permanent part of my everyday web usage. Here's what it is/does:
- Lets you store links (URLs) you like in a database
- Lets you associate as many category tags as you want with each link
- Lets you add additional descriptive text about the link
- You can view all your links
- You can view your links by tag
- You can view your links by tag combinations
- You can see everyone else's links by person or by tag, or both
Fortunately, Brad Choate has posted a simple del.icio.us tutorial, which taught me how to combine tags. If you are going to register and use del.icio.us, it is a must read.
When I come across a web site that I want to visit again, I just click on the "Post to del.icio.us" bookmarklet in my bookmarks bar of my browser (you'll learn more about these bookmarklets when you register). The del.icio.us entry page is then displayed for the URL, where I can enter tags (many of my posts get the tag "readlater") and an additional description. Once I hit the return key, the link is stored in my del.icio.us database, and I'm returned to the web page I was previously viewing.
The "PAUL FREQUENTLY VISITS" area in the right margin of Lunch with George is the result of an RSS feed of my del.icio.us links (yep, del.icio.us publishes RSS feeds, too).
I think you should try it. It's yummy.