del.icio.us extension

Are you using del.icio.us yet? Are you using Firefox? Good. Now, are you using the latest version of the del.icio.us extension for Firefox? If not, you should think about installing it.

The integration of the del.icio.us extension is nice. It provides a sidebar that gives you access to all your bookmarks. The sidebar allows you to select a tag and it shows you all the bookmarks that are associated with that tag. You can also select multiple tags, right click, and query the selected tags. Neato.

Perhaps the best feature is the context menu for del.icio.us. It lets you post the current page to your del.icio.us account. A separate window pops up and gives you the opportunity to enter the metadata about the tag (e.g. description, title, etc.). Of course, you also get to specify the tags that you want to associate the bookmark with. This is the good part - it tries to guess which tags might be appropriate and it shows not only your current tag set but also what other people have tagged the mark with. VERY nice.

Does this kill the folksonomy? Does this make you more sheeple like if you are using someone else's tags for your content? I don't know. Personally, I think it makes it easier to come up with new ways to tag your bookmarks. Ways that are sometimes much more intuitive than what you come up with on your own.

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