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Wednesday, July 19, 2006
Anti-Social Bookmarking?
Question of the day seems to be "When does the for: feature on Del.icio.us become a spamcatcher and not a recommendation tool?" Steve Rubel has featured a process by which a sales pitch, bookmarked to del.icio.us, might then be "pushed" to users of the service using the for: feature. Stowe Boyd responds that this risks turning Del.icio.us into a mighty crapcatcher, and I'd have to agree. Seems to me that any time a mass communication is pushed through a network that was developed for personal communication, both the message and the network lose value. The For: feature in Del.icio.us strikes me as one part of the system that is personal.

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Posted at 5:40 PM by John.
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