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How to Use Delicious to Share, Store, and Find Online Bookmarks

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What is Delicious? Here's a brief intro to what Delicious is:

"delicious is a social bookmarks manager. It allows you to easily add sites you like to your personal collection of links, to categorize those sites with keywords, and to share your collection not only between your own browsers and machines, but also with others."

"When you find a web page you'd like to add to your list, you simply select the delicious bookmarklet, and you'll be prompted for a information about the page. You can add descriptive terms to group similar links together, modify the title of the page, and add extended notes for yourself or for others. You can access your list of links from any web browser."

What this boils down to for me is I get to see what sites are getting good word of mouth on the Web, what's most popular, what's interesting, or what's just fun. I check my delicious bookmarks every day, and I constantly am bookmarking new sites as I come across them with the handy toolbar bookmarklet tool.

  • Sign up, give it a try. Think of a good user name that you won't forget, like HappySquirrel or BananaPhone. Be creative.
  • Install the Delicious buttons on your browser so you can easily bookmark or share sites with your fellow Delicious users.
  • Go out and find some sites, then "tag" those sites as you post them to Delicious using your new handy dandy browser button. How do you tag sites? Simply put in a series of keywords that you feel best describes the site that you're at. For instance, some good tags that would describe this site would be:

    web searchengine searchengineoptimization technology internet

    Usually, I've found Delicious will come up with great keyword suggestions for me, but there have been some unusual sites that I've found that Delicious comes up empty on.

  • How do you get back to your bookmarks? Simple. Go to "http://delicious/username", and replace "username" with the name you've chosen.

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