Thanks to one of our UBC whiz kids, Enej Bajgoric, for developing and sharing some code that lets me render not only my del.ico.us tagcloud, but to navigate it for resources and related tags — all within my site, maintaining my own look and feel.
I’ve added a link to my blog’s del.icio.us page on the sidebar. I should note that I’ve only dabbled with del.icio.us in the past. I was an early adopter of Furl, and stuck with it for its file caching and full-text search of bookmarked items. But the momentum is clear, and I am finally prepared to make the move to del.icio.us. I’m loathe to give up the superior archival features of the old service, so for a while I’m going to try using OnlyWire, which allows me to submit bookmarks to multiple services, with tags, from a single interface.
So my del.icio.us bookmarks and tagset are nothing too impressive at the moment. There’s some goofy stuff flagged in there — consider yourself warned.
Does anyone know a good application or approach for importing Furl bookmarks into del.icio.us? My explorations left me all aghast and agog. (It appears I am not alone in this.)
Enej has graciously agreed to share the code he developed for this feature. (Note to self: buy this gifted fellow a beer, or perhaps several.) I’m hoping to tap some of the work he and others in the office are doing on this stuff for an EduGlu (or whatever it’s called) prototype of some kind — hopefully something good will be in place for spring semester.