I wasn’t so keen on, the social bookmarks manager, to begin with but after browsing through it last night properly for the first time I’ve found it to be a mine of cool links and other miscellanea organised by tags and descriptions. The more people who link to a certain page the more ‘popular’ it becomes. The only downside to this being that it can seriously eat your time so possibly not a good thing to be looking at right now for me!

Even the BBC are interested in the idea and have a prototype site which allow tags to be added to any article thus allowing your to find stories based on these. This can give a good overview of whats popular and what related. It’s good to see the BBC allowing people use their back-end content to innovate, I hope they keep up the good work.

(See here for a cool example of how your bookmarks can be visualised)

  • For those revising for exams right now: 50 Strategies For Making Yourself Work. I might find this useful if I actually get round to reading it!!


Originally from the UK, David is designer and wanderer currently based in Kamakura. Prior to this, he lived in China and longs to explore more of this vast and varied land. He started Randomwire in 2003 to chronicle his travels and occasional musings. Feel free to drop him a line.

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