The sharing and co-operative commenting of bookmark-like links is
a very interesting idea. It takes the slashdot/scoop idea
to the extreme because everybody can dump what they find
interesting and sort other suggestions by keywords aka tags.
Popular implementations such as
are nice and well, but they are centralized, easy to flood
and a bit too open for my taste. So I was happy to
see that Ricardo Signes wrote
a free implementation of a del.icio.us work-alike, and
Steve Mallet at de.lirio.us
adapted the interface to make it look like del.icio.us.
I'm testing it right now and would like to run my own
tagged bookmark store, integrate part of them with this blog
and share the links with friends.
The Rubric code depends on loads of Perl modules and
it takes some few minutes to configure it. Ricardo
provides scripts to import existing link-lists quickly,
without going through the web interface. The input
format is a YAML
dump of a reference to an array of hashes with certain keys.
I wrote a little script
to convert Lynx's bookmarks
to that format.
Stay tuned …
Update: the script
now works for "DOCTYPE NETSCAPE-Bookmark-file-1", i.e. Firefox,
Mozillas as well.