delicious is my twitter

Apologies to any readers who haven’t drunk the Web2.0 kool-aid and are puzzled by the title.
It’s just occurred to me why I don’t like twitter – It doesn’t fulfill any need that isn’t already fulfilled by del.icio.us. I usually post a note alongside each bookmark which lets me micro-blog (post short comments without having to think too much). If I want to signal to someone to take a look at the bookmarked item I just tag it for:[nameofperson] which I suppose you could loosely call ‘chat’. Since I gave up personal blogging, del.icio.us has fulfilled a need for short-hand blogging. Thinking about it – twitter is like del.icio.us but without the bookmarks – viewed in that light it really is hard to understand why anyone would use twitter.

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11 thoughts on “delicious is my twitter

  1. What do you use to post to delicious?

  2. sxoop says:

    Paul,

    I’m old-skool. I use a [sharp intake of breath] … bookmarklet.
    http://del.icio.us/help/buttons

  3. Does it send updates via IM and text message? ;-)

  4. ‘Cept I’m rarely “in” delicious, I just use the bookmarklet. So when I get sent links it can be weeks later before I see them!

    Both good, but different.

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  6. paulmwatson says:

    Old-skool is cool Sxoop but I find the bookmarklet even is slow for entry. It is multiple fields too and requires you to think about tagging. I also use delicious as a “read later” system and wouldn’t want to clutter up my micro-blogging with it.

    I think you are onto something though. A twitter-delicious mashup could work well.

  7. Jay Collier says:

    Yes!

    I want a service that automatically send my Delicious entries to Twitter!

    Then I get the folksonomy of Delicious and the distribution of Twitter.

  8. “it really is hard to understand why anyone would use twitter.”

    Thank goodness you re-evaluated because I’m thoroughly enjoying your tweets from Mix07. Microblogging in where twitter finds its niche IMHO.

  9. sxoop says:

    heheh. Tom Raftery and I had a “robust discussion” about twitter last night. I know I’ve begun using twitter more frequently but I still don’t see it’s usefulness. Someone last night called twitter “bebo for the slightly more mature” – they nailed it.

  10. Jay says:

    I said this 7 months ago …

    “I want a service that automatically send my Delicious entries to Twitter!”

    … and just found this again because I’m still looking. A service that would turn annotation into a tweet, adding a tinyurl for the bookmark. From there, Twitter distributes to Facebook, etc.

    Anyone?

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