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Item-blogging and social bookmarking

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It occurred to me a couple of times recently that rather than try to find time to sort the vast flow of URLs I encounter into small thematic groupings so I can post tightly constructed sets of Items, I ought to do some kind of URLs-only blog. I kinda like how TNH and PNH do it: list of links over in a sidebar, and when you hover over one of them you get a brief comment. I was also considering trying out del.icio.us, kind of the ultimate extrapolation of the old bookmarks pages that people used to post in the early days of the web.

But who am I kidding? I don't think I'm capable of being as brief as TNH and PNH are in their sidebar. And I don't really like how del.icio.us looks.

So for now, I'm gonna stick with my old approach: entries with a long list of bullet items, perhaps themed or perhaps not.

But it does mean that there's a long gap between my encountering a URL and my posting it, unfortunately.

Anyway. Tonight's items are mostly a hodgepodge, but a few themes emerged, so I'll post them in (far too many) separate entries.

But while I'm talking about social bookmarking, here are a couple items from Wired:

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