Friday, February 6, 2009

Thing 13 continued

Whew! I think I bit off more than I could chew with Delicious. I went back to it last night and imported all my favorites and bookmarks from my work computer, my laptop, and my old desktop and craziness ensued. Over 800 favorites and over 100 different tags! I was up till midnight trying to reorganize and rename the "tags" and get rid of the duplicates.

Is there a way to automatically get rid of duplicates or dead links? That would be very handy. I also seem to be having a personal issue wrapping my head around the concept of organizing by tags. I'm so used to organizing my files and favorites using Windows folders (with a strict naming convention and filing system) that the tagging system seems a bit too willy-nilly and unstructured. I'm sure I'll get used to it but it was surprisingly frustrating.

Is anyone else having trouble adjusting to a more relational model of data organization?


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  2. You might give this a shot to see if it'll remove duplicate links & this should clean your dead links.

  3. My question is: Do you have to reorganize this way using delicious or do you just want to? If you're just doing it because you think it's the "new age" or something, why bother going to all that trouble if you're already doing something that works for you? Just because something new comes along doesn't mean you have to use it or that it's the best way. Now I'm sounding like my parents used to (and I've said this too),
    "Gary, if everyone is jumping off that bridge, would you have to do it, too?" ;)