With practically only one image on its siteâ€”the curious logo of white, blue, black, and gray squaresâ€”del.icio.us is all about them words*, unencumbered numbered words over numbers, hundreds and hundreds of pages full of words…
…Words describing a site that a user bookmarks and stores online so that he can easily retrieve it by summoning the very words he associated them with.
Once upon a time known as keywords, they take on a new form and purpose, and are dubbed tags. It’s all the rage today, dearie: the newest services feature a way to tag their content, while the blogs file their posts into multiple categories.
Maybe it’s the trauma of high school biology, and of having to remember everything in a certain, fixed order. Now we take refuge in the Web, where everything is becoming a big cool cloud of words.
At the very least, this bookmarking site has taught us that even if all the cool domain names are taken, an exercise in creativity can bag even cooler ones.
Belongs to Circle Number
2, The Metaphor
None, in a class of its own. (see Coinage)
The .icio.us URLs and names of related plugins
Now a Yahoo! company
Most Unlikely Techie Lesson It Can Teach
DNS: The Domain Names System
Web 2.0 Validator Score
Footnote: Apologies to the quirky Jason Mraz and his fangirls for appropriating verses in the most unlikely of places. Maybe it’s post-concert envy. Nevetheless, this song is a small sign of things to come.