19 January 2006

Kids and del.icio.us

We've already talked about how you can use Flickr tags to create slideshows for your kid. Alison does something similar at del.icio.us, the yummy social bookmarking service:

I use del.icio.us to keep track of interesting websites, and create a 'sidebar' for my blog. A couple of months ago, I realised that when I spotted websites that my daughter or son would like, I could add 'marianne' or 'jonathan' tags to del.icio.us, and then give the kids a single bookmark to click (eg http://del.icio.us/BohemianCoast/marianne). They get a continuous stream of interesting new sites with content they'll like, and I don't have to perpetually fuss with their bookmark lists; I can add sites from home, from work, from internet cafes.

What a great way to be involved in your kids' Web exploration.

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