This Article Was Written By Josh Dimino of The College at Brockport SUNY.
Contact Josh at JoshDimino@gmail.com

I was just recently turned on to the website Delicious.com – a “social bookmarking” page that will come in handy for any student or professional who uses two or more computers on a regular basis.

THE PREMISE: Log into your account on Delicious.com from any internet accessible computer, and save web pages to your account instead of the traditional “Bookmarks” or “Favorites” menu of your browser. You can then pull up your favorites on the site from any computer – any time. They also incorporate the ever increasingly popular  Social Networking concept by allowing users to see popular sites that are being added by other users. You can also add friends and follow their favorites as well.

THE UP-SIDE: Being a college student with a PC Laptop, a Mac desktop, and using several different computer labs on campus, the premise of keeping my favorites with me no matter where I am is a life saver for assignments of any kind, and the same would be true for any professional going between the office computer and their home computer. The option of their Browser ad-on lets you ad sites to your Delicious favorites with only one click. The display of “Freshest” and “Popular” bookmarks are a great way to get introduced to other interesting and useful websites.

THE DOWN-SIDE: Not much. You have to have a Yahoo account to use delicious, and that becomes your account on the site. Thankfully, signing up for a Yahoo account is pretty easy – only taking about 5 minutes – but it is still another service you need to register for. If you are already a member of a work e-mail client, gmail, aol, etc., it is just another thing you’ll have to keep track of. Also, your favorites list is public to other users – so you don’t have much privacy in your list.

OVERALL RATING: Overall I give this site 5 out of 5 gigs for its easy use, easy navigation, good organization, and a concept that is sure to make any computer nerds life more organized and more efficient. Truly a must join!! To learn more check them out at Delicious.com.

This Article Was Written By Josh Dimino of The College at Brockport SUNY.
Contact Josh at JoshDimino@gmail.com

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