It all started back on July 12, 2005, the day I saved my first bookmark on delicious. delicio.us, as it was known back then, was the first Web 2.0 tool that really made my life easier. Saving bookmarks to the cloud instead of individual computers was a huge time saver and the ability to tag entries added much needed efficiency to my research.
I’ve also been able to use delicious to share what I think is important. I’m humbled by the number of people who have mentioned they use my delicious feed as a way to keep up with the latest trends. I was thrilled to learn that the fine folks at ReadWriteWeb subscribed to my delicous feed as part of their research as well.
So here I am over 6 years later with 4,999 bookmarks. I want to make bookmark #5000 a memorable one so I’m reaching out for suggestions. Please add your suggestion in the comments to this post.
As someone with a long history of higher education work, it was a pleasure to discover your commentary in the twitter stream today.
My 2 cents: Curation seems to be the current and next thing. Scobler has been interviewed about it and has provided his experience to defining the term, still a moving target, at this time. @ScoopIt is a new simple tool I’ve recently been using, along with the evolving Delicious, acuration classic using the new “stacks” added function. Pearltrees is a more sophisticated tool. Even a mind-mapping open source tool like the elegant, Vue, could fit within a broad definition of curation. –D