For a while last year it looked like we might lose Delicious, the King of online bookmarking and my favorite curation tool, as owner Yahoo did some strategic re-arranging. Delicious was bought by the founders of Youtube and is now rocking on as good as ever.
So what is Delicious?
Think about how you arrange files on your computer: perhaps that MS Word document is filed in a sub-sub directory of my documents like C:\….\MyDocuments\business\correspondence\john_smith_ltr.doc. Delicious allows you to organize Internet content in the same way. If you find a blog post you want to save, you simply paste the link into delicious, assign one or more keywords and the article is saved to a specific URL – for example: http://delicious.com/joespake/socialmedia/ will take you to the articles I think are interesting enough to save. There are lots of possibilities for sharing with this simple format, and as a bonus, Delicious lets you generate an RSS feed for the sub-directory. Wanna subscribe to my social media saves? just go to http://www.delicious.com/v2/rss/joespake/socialmedia. Watch this screencast to see how easy Delicious is to use.