OK. I've got as far as creating a
Heidi del.icio.us account and have populated it with two links which I have also put in to two 'bundles', all tagged and ready for action.
I didn't download the Extensions thing today because our system wouldn't allow it and I haven't worked out where I go back in to do it were I to do it from home in order to "make it easier to access your del.icio.us account and add new bookmarks." Without the Extensions it seems easy enough to do so how much easier can it get? Maybe I'll investigate and report back on that one?
After the blogs and Flickr and YouTube and the likes, del.icio.us seems very plain and pedestrian. Where's the bit where we get to put in pictures and stuff? I can see how it can be very useful in the library environment. The National Library del.icio.us page was interesting and a great resource for reference. Do we use it, or start our own internal one, or a bit of both?
On looking at the Cleveland Public Library site, I thought del.icio.us would be a great way for us here at BMCL to get around having to inform our IT department when we come across a great site we want to add to the Recommended sites pages of the BMCC website. But then I noted that each link went to a different CPL site - that just seems counter-productive to me.
I'm not keen on the tagging at del.icio.us. In Blogger tags are separated by a comma so multi-word tags are possible, eg. Books and Reading in Readers in the Mist. In Flickr you put your multi-word tags within inverted commas ("Springwood Colquhouns"). I don't like the underscore that some people are using, (United_Kingdom) so I have taken to running words together (BooksandReading). It'll have to do.
Now, which of my myriad Internet Explorer Favourites do I want open to public scrutiny? Hmmmmm.
Am feeling a bit overloaded at this stage and will look at the networking bit after lunch - or perhaps even next week.
And there's still Technorati to look at. Luckily I've been using LibraryThing for a while now (love it) so that cuts down the work a bit. What a full on session Week 7 is.