The website del.icio.us (pronounced as "delicious") is a social bookmarking, social software web service for storing and sharing web bookmarks. The site came online in late 2003 and was developed by Joshua Schachter.
This is a great tool to keep track of research and news coverage on your industry, or for a paper you are writing. We use it to track links to Savvy's Best Online Resources related to Internet marketing.
The public aspect of del.icio.us makes it easy to share information with our clients, and to find what we need much faster. What a relief to get rid of those bits of paper, notes, bookmarks in different browsers, links in Outlook Contacts, etc.
del.icio.us can be used by the sales department to keep track prospects news and industry coverage, or as an internal communications device to easily update employees on the most relevent corporate coverage. Social media leader, SHIFT Communications, is using del.icio.us as a thought leadership/media relations tool for their clients.
You can use del.icio.us for personal favorites as well. Setup an account to track your favorite travel destinations, build a wish list of anything you desire, track restaurants you've visted or would like to, organize recipes you find across the Web. Uses for del.icio.us are only limited by your imagination.
Everything posted to del.icio.us is publicly viewable by default, although you can mark specific bookmarks as private. It is not intended to be a tool for storing private bookmark collections or passwords.
Unlike a browser-based bookmark list, you can access your del.icio.us favorites from anywhere.