When saving or editing a bookmark, there is a field for tags .
In this field, enter as many tags as you would like, each separated by a space.
You may notice lists of tags underneath this form. Popular tags are what other people have used to tag the page, and recommended tags are a combination of tags you have already used and tags that other people have used.
Think about what tags or words will help you remember this page a few years from now? That is a good place to start.
Bookmarks saved with your buttons are public by default, but i mported bookmarks are private by default. If you see "not shared" next to a bookmark, that means it is a private bookmark and only you can see it. Note: if you're logged out, you won't be able to see your private bookmarks either.
To change a private bookmark to public (so that everyone else can see it), click the " share " link next to it.
To change a public bookmark to private, first enable private saving in your settings . Then edit your bookmark, check the do not share box, and save it. While saving a new bookmark, you can also check the do not share box to make that bookmark private.
Search a specific tag. For example, to take a look at all the bookmarks saved recently that are tagged with your favorite topic, go to a page like del.icio.us/tag/ semanticweb or del.icio.us/tag/writing .
You can also see relevant items bookmarked by a lot of users by visiting del.icio.us/popular/ semanticweb or del.icio.us/tag/writing .
How Do I Explore Other User’s Bookmarks? (continued)
The del.icio.us search engine may also be helpful to you: it searches users' descriptions, notes, and tags. There's a search box on the top right corner of most pages on del.icio.us - type in your favorite keywords to see what people have bookmarked about them.
Most of the bookmarks on del.icio.us are public, which means you can look at everyone else's bookmarks -- try visiting the usernames associated with bookmarks that you find while browsing. If a person has a lot of interesting bookmarks, you can add them to your network to see more of them in the future.
Subscriptions allow you to watch all your favorite tags in one place. After you add a tag to your subscriptions, del.icio.us watches for everyone's bookmarks saved with that tag and delivers them to your subscriptions page. It's a tag aggregator, good for watching what people are bookmarking about a favorite topic (or a bunch of them).
You can view your subscriptions by clicking subscriptions at the top of any page of del.icio.us, or by visiting del.icio.us/subscriptions . To add a new subscription, visit the edit link on the right side of the page. Labels, which you can also create on the edit page, are an optional way to group together related tag subscriptions. You can delete an unwanted subscription from the edit page, or by clicking the X next to a subscription on the right side of your subscription list.
After adding a new subscription, bookmarks may not show up on the page immediately - wait a little while, and the right bookmarks should appear. There is no way to delete items from the page, but they disappear after a length of time.
Your tag subscriptions are public, and you can explore other people's subscriptions by visiting del.icio.us/subscriptions/username .
Your network connects you to other del.icio.us users: friends, family, coworkers, even new people you run across while exploring del.icio.us. It is a people-aggregator, collecting your favorite users' latest bookmarks in one place for you to view and enjoy.
You can view and manage your network by going to your network at the top of the page, or by visiting del.icio.us/network . Your network is visible to other users by default . If you do not want others to see to whom you are connected, you can make your network private by following the network settings link on your network page.
To add a person to your network, you can type their username into the add box on the right side of your network page, or you can use the add username to your network link in the grey bar at the top of other people's bookmarks pages.
If the person is already part of your network, you can click that for:username tag provided for you when saving a bookmark , and the bookmark will show up on their “Links for You” page .
You can also type in for:username , and the link will be sent to that person.
Sending a link within del.icio.us can be easier and quicker than email or instant messaging, and your friend or coworker will have a permanent copy of the link that is easy to add to his or her own bookmarks.
When you tag a bookmark with for:username , only you will be able to see that tag, even though the whole bookmark may be public.