Mar 20 2008

pickinjavas bookmarks on

Published by at 6:38 am under networks,social media

Pickinjava’s bookmarks
Late last month I picked up a trackback from a user, pickinjava. Pickinjava is exploring social networks on This morning I went to find a bookmark and could not resist clicking on the “my network” link. Visiting this page for me is like a time/world travel hole into which I love to slip — and usually lose several hours.

At the top was a bunch of bookmarks about Africa from Pickinjava. I started clicking on links, going back to the list and seeing what tags were there, and who else had bookmarked the link. Now I think I have a tiny taste of why Pickinjava is doing this exploration of bookmarking networks. It is addictive.

It is fascinating is to look at someone’s bookmarks and for a moment, try and imagine what they are looking for, what they are interested in, why the bookmarked any particular link. A novel full of ideas spring to mind. It is like a nano-second of slipping into someone else’s skin. Not long enough to really KNOW anything, but a ghost of a sense.

I can’t explain it, but it is touching me deeply this morning. So Pickinjava, thanks for noticing my tagstream which led me to you.

3 responses so far

3 Responses to “pickinjavas bookmarks on”

  1. Sue Waterson 20 Mar 2008 at 12:50 pm

    I find a really cool way to check out what another user is interested in. Amazing stuff I’ve learnt that I never knew. Like one of my friends was really into motorbikes (which I didn’t realise) and another into BBQing. Wondering if chocolate would be high in your tag terms?

  2. Nancy Whiteon 20 Mar 2008 at 12:55 pm

    Wow, Sue, what a cool tool! Sadly, I must tag more chocolate sites. I’m falling down in that if you look at my tag cloud! (choconancy)


  3. pickinjavaon 26 Mar 2008 at 3:54 pm

    Thank you so much for your kind words.

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