I’ve been meaning to take a look at del.icio.us for a while now as my bookmarks have (once again) become unwieldy and have been increasingly frustrated about having stuff bookmarked “to read” at work but not at home.
Prompted by zool’s del.icio.us in RDF posting I decided to sign-up and have a play. My first impressions are that it’s really cool, and I’ve quickly decided to switch to using it as my main bookmark manager. You can see the few that I’ve added already.
I really like the fact that I can subscribe to particular topics and people using the RSS feeds provided. And any service that doesn’t appropriate my data, allowing me to export it in various ways gets a big thumbs up from me.
Incidentally if you want to point to your del.icio.us RSS feed from your FOAF description, then you can do so like this, being sure to amend the details where appropriate:
<foaf:Person rdf:nodeID="me"> <foaf:name>Leigh Dodds</foaf:name> <rdfs:seeAlso> <rss:channel rdfs:about="http://del.icio.us/rss/ldodds"> <foaf:maker rdf:nodeID="me"/> </rss:channel> </rdfs:seeAlso> </foaf:Person>
I’m currently debating building a local RDF store containing my bookmark related data, probably via zool’s RDF version of the API to pick up any additional context it exposes. In fact I can feel another mini-project looming already…
If you’ve not used del.icio.us yet then take a look. It’s tasty!