Are You Delicious? How Can You Tell? A Del.icio.us Primer

If you don’t use delicious.com perhaps now is the time to get started. Owned by Yahoo, delicious is the best way I know of to leave a bread crumb of your research for others to follow.

I have screen-grabbed a few searches I did this morning on delicious. The first one is for “healthcare” and you can see the most popular terms on the left upper corner and the overall “bookmarked” volume on the right. You can see things have been spiking in 09 on this topic. Easy to imagine why.

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delicious tag search: healthcare

The second term I delicious-ed. (As opposed to Googled.) Was “pharma.”

delicious search: pharma
delicious search: pharma

In this example I have excluded my own delicious bookmarks. Notice the Google-placed adds on the right hand side. So Google is getting some love on this process too.

http://delicious.com (do a search on anything you are looking for)

I have been using the service since 2006 when it was launched as del.icio.us. You can find my bookmarks at: http://delicious.com/jmacofearth I’ve gathered a few “healthcare” and “pharma” links as well as LOTS of other topics. I think you will find the links gathered and tagged by others are of significant value. It’s as if the members of delicious have filtered a ton of content for you.

A couple other interesting ways to explore content on delicious is to use their trending tabs. Here is the “Fresh Bookmarks” tab:

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delicious tabs: fresh bookmarks

And the “popular bookmarks” tab:

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delicious tabs: popular bookmarks

And the “explore tags” tabs:

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delicious tabs: explore tags

@jmacofearth
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