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Placating the cool kids

Wed 28 Jun 2006, 03:27 PM



by Ben Langhinrichs
I've never really been one of the "cool kids", but there are those who read this weblog who use the web in a more advanced way than I do.  (OK, I'll admit it, I liked the Internet just fine before the Web "happened" and liked Lynx before IE or Firefox.  I'm just an old fogie.)  Therefore, to placate these "cool kids", I have copied Volker Weber and added buttons so that you can "Digg" or "Bookmark" or "E-mail" a post you find interesting.  For those even more clueless than I am (an unlikely scenario):

Digg - This allows you to post a "story" to digg.com with some comments and categorization, and others can see that you "digg" the story and maybe they will too.  Eventually, lots of willing sheep will make popular stories very popular, but it is also an interesting way to find stories you might not otherwise encounter.

Bookmark - This allows you to bookmark a link on del.icio.us, a popular site that both keeps track of your links for you (assuming you bounce from machine to machine and can't just keep them in your browser's bookmarks) and, like digg.com, allows you to see what is "hot", and presumably skip what is not.

E-mail - This is for the old fogies, but it allows you to e-mail a link to somebody.  I pretend that the aforementioned somebody is a friend, but if you send too many links, they might not think you are a friend, so go easy on this one.

Well, there you go.  Have at it... or not.

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What has been said:


476.1. Owen Anderson
(08/04/2006 12:55 AM)

Even 'links' now has a graphical mode (under X11)!