I had a different post in mind for starting off the New Year, but that one is going to have to wait until next week, because I’m sick enough to have very limited brain function at the moment.
For those of you not familiar with it, del.icio.us is a social bookmarking service. That means that instead of creating bookmarks (a.k.a. favorites for those of you using Internet Exploder) that live in your browser, you create bookmarks that you can share with other people, and you “tag” (label) them according to subject or any other scheme that makes sense to you.
I started using del.icio.us (http://del.icio.us) a couple of months ago, though I had known about it for years. (You just have to memorize that wacky URL–or bookmark it in the old-fashioned way.) One thing I’ve been using it for is collecting useful articles about backup that turn up in my Google alerts. So far I’ve tagged 74 items as potential source material for this column, and made use of a handful of them.
Today I’m going to send you over to my del.icio.us account to read some of those articles for yourself. (They’re public, so you don’t have to create an account or log in to see them.) If you’re curious, you can do a search of the site to see who else is tagging items “backup.” If you’re not curious, just get on with backing up your data, and I’ll see you next week.