Marc Moss’ top Ten del.icio.us tags
Over the course of the past few weeks, regular visitors to my site have noticed that I’ve been auto-posting using a title Marc Mossâ€™ yummy del.icio.us bookmarks for [ date ]. I wanted to take some time to explain that, and also to provide you with a structure of how I’ve been organizing these bookmarks, which are all art related.
Del.icio.us is a social bookmarking site that allows users to keep an online repository for their bookmarks. Users can discover other sites that may be of interest to him based upon trends of bookmarks he saves in relationship to the bookmarks others are saving. Bookmarks are described by user defined “tags”.
Del.icio.us describes tags this way: “A tag is simply a word you use to describe a bookmark. Unlike folders, you make up tags when you need them and you can use as many as you like. The result is a better way to organize your bookmarks and a great way to discover interesting things on the Web.”
The top ten tags I’ve been using are listed below, along with a short description of their function.
1. art – General tag
2. artist – Deals primarily with one artist and his technique. often comes with the “eyecandy” tag, but can also be considered to by default have the “inspiration” tag. See also “illustrator” tag.
3. artists – Deals with multiple artists and their technique or projects.
4. eyecandy – Beautiful images. May also have the “inspiration” tag.
5. photography – Items dealing with photography across a broad spectrum – tutorials, advice, types of photography.
6. photoshop – Items dealing with Photoshop and photo editing.
7. toolbox – Resources for the artist. Usually online tools to help one make art, but also a repository for online catalogues and resources.
8. tutorial – One tutorial is featured.
9. tutorials – Multiple tutorials are featured.
10. WebDesign – many artists are realizing the importance of having an online presence beyond Myspace, but cannot afford to hire a web designer and are learning how to make their own webpages out of necessity. Here are tips and tricks to keep in mind as you hone your programming chops.
Check out my del.icio.us bookmarks and use them as your own.