January 23, 2004

Furl Link Blogging

Furl is a Filing system for URLs. It's a way to keep track of the URLs you've been browsing.

It's also a way to share the URLs you're browsing. When I first created Aces Full of Links, my intention was to have a simple link blog to just pass along links I'd found. But I've come to realize that I like telling people about the goofy stuff going on in my life, and it makes a nice place to vent regarding political frustration, as well as a place to share fun and interesting links. But I'd like to pass along more links without cluttering up the blog entries -- even when I don't have a blog comment.

Furl is a like a mini free blogging service. They give you a bookmark for your browser that takes the page you're reading and just tosses it into your link archive. Once it's there, it's shared with the world (though you can also have private entries).

Here is my full link archive FURL can be searched, but I've also included the content on the left as a sidebar blog for the time being. When you visit, look to the sidebar to see what URLs I've been browsing. I'll reserve the main blog for when I have something more substantial to say about a link (which is why a link may show up in both places, once I work out something to say!)

Folks with news aggregators can use the sideblog RSS feed.

You don't have to be a blogger to use Furl, just someone who reads a lot of internet content and wants to keep track of it. If any of you sign up to Furl and start collecting links, let me know. (Blatant attempt at stealing link content for my weblog).

Posted by James at January 23, 2004 9:41 AM
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This is awesome! I actually tried writing just such a program for my site about 9 months ago, so I'm glad someone with a good work ethic actually did it. If I ever get my computer working I'll definitely be using this.

Posted by: Bil at January 23, 2004 4:28 PM

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