Tuesday, February 23, 2010

It's yummy, no it's Del.icio.us!

So I finally got around to setting up my Del.icio.us account after spending a few days trying to remember what my yahoo email address was.

As an aside, who else is annoyed when they have to create an entirely new address just to sign up for one of these things? I can barely remember the user name and password for the e-mail I check everyday; now I have to create a new one on a different provider to sign up for new social networking sites which need yet another user name and password! Ugh!

Ok, back to Del.icio.us...it too me a little bit to get used to it and I was having a hard time figuring out how to tag something with a two-word tag like readers' advisory without it separating the tag into two different words. To let everyone know, you can't use spaces. You either have to smoosh the words together, readersadvisory, or add a hypen between the two words, readers-advisory, or abbreviate it, RA, to get the full effect. And whatever you do, don't use commas - I'm totally good at that! I'm queen of the run-on sentence! Really though, if you use a comma it will show up attached to the word before it so you'll have readers, or advisory, and that's just silly.

It's going to take me some time to get used to Del.icio.us and really feel it out, but I'm guessing it's going to be a good tool to save sites without having to write everything down or clog your favorites buttons in Internet Explorer.

Now I just need to figure out how to make categories so I can separate my whites from my darks...