In the beginning there was digg. To get a story promoted on digg.com was to see your web traffic skyrocket. Community curated content. And now after several sales and rebirth efforts, I'm sad to declare that, for me, digg is done.
Tagging your own links provides one of the best ways I know of creating organized structures for disorganized content. Or putting a framework and recall system around all of your links. Long gone are the days where "bookmark this page" is enough. And while #hashtags are also, important for recall and discovery, your own private tagging system might be even more important, in the long run. And learning to use and research on delicious is part of my critical path to social media execution.
Pinterest has a few problems that you should know about as well. You might think that Pinterest is the greatest thing since Facebook. It's not. It's good. It's fun. It is continuing to capture the hearts and minds of consumers and social media pundits alike.
It is not how YOU want to index and recall the information that is important, it is how I want to do it. We no longer browse websites, travelling down some architected sitemap and taxonomy towards the goal. NOPE. Google is our index, and search is our rapid retrieval and navigation system. Except Google isn't all that good at remembering or organizing our stuff.
My point was this: if you spend two hours Googling a subject and tracking down ideas for a new project, someone following in your delicious path can get to the same primary research in minutes. And if you add notes and thoughtful tags, you can help guide the next person down your thought process.
Delicious is a powerful social bookmarking tool that's great for organizing your bookmarks and making them available online from any computer. Delicious can provide an unequaled collaborative research tool for business, and as a social networking tool, the service uses tagging to make it easy to find bookmarks that others have saved.