It seems the Twitter favorites function is rapidly replacing Delicious as a bookmarking utility for me and several of my fellow Twitter users. (If the idea of “favoriting” a tweet is new to you, here’s a primer on the favorites function.)
Back in the days before I
became so addicted to relied so heavily on Twitter, I would post useful, interesting or bloggable links to my Delicious site. But I haven’t done that since January. Worse, I haven’t added any links to my blog-fodder category since last August. (That’s how I’d tag stuff I’d discover that I found worthy of a future blog post. Now I’ve got 91 items languishing there, and I’m pretty sure I’m not going to get around to blogging about any of them anytime soon.)
These days, I use my Twitter favorites category to bookmark sites for later reading.
A lot of my fellow tweeters do, too. @MasonDyer has amassed 618 favorites as of Tuesday. (“Hoarders” episode, anyone?) @nathanayres, @DebraSanborn and @mikepetroff all collect links with their favorites function. Even Delicious Super User Mark Greenfield, whose social-bookmarking prowess was the subject of a post on this blog last September, uses Twitter to store links that he later transfers to his Delicious site. This leads Mike Petroff to wonder whether a web app exists that synchronizes Twitter favorites to Delicious.
Sounds like a web app whose time has come. I wish Mike (or someone) would build it. I would use it. It’s just too bad the name Twitterlicious is already taken. Twitter favorites + Delicious bookmarks sounds Twitterlicious to me.