2007-06-18 16:44:54 UTC
Some time this Spring, I ran across a bookmark (I can't remember
whose) that was tagged with via:
Since I was already interested in tag systems, this caught my eye. It
was easy to infer that via: was intended to be a corollary to the for:
tag, albeit an unofficial one.
I started using via: to credit the sources of my own bookmarks;
intermittently at first, then more consistently as I found the
strategy to be useful.
Now that I've been using via: for a few months, I have a nice record
of who my links are coming from. This has even helped me to select
people to add to my network.
The thing is that it's a bit of a pita to type via:username out by
hand each time I save one of someone else's bookmarks. So I have
written a bookmarklet to do it for me (I also made a version that adds
in the other person's tags as well).
I thought I would share the bookmarklet with this list (see the link
above). I've learned much useful information while lurking here ~.^
so I hope that this bookmarklet will be a contribution that someone
else finds useful.
For those who are interested, here are two articles which I have run
across recently, about the use of via:
and here is my previous post regarding tag systems: