Idea: Bookmark Reminders

When I find something particularly interesting while surfing the web, I often del.icio.us it, or bookmark it in my browswer. The problem is that I’m really bad about referring back to these two places. If I’ve just bookmarked a new weblog or news site that will continue to have interesting content in the future, I rarely find myself returning. It’d be nice if either built into the browser’s bookmarks, or del.icio.us had an option to be reminded about a bookmark. Maybe it sends you a quick e-mail a month from now, mentioning the site again. Or your web browser could just open a tab with the site, on that day in the future.

It’s almost like an intermediate step before adding the site to a feed reader or a start page. I don’t have that much invested in the site yet, I just want to remember to come back and take a look in the future and reevaluate. If it’s still developing, I could reset the reminder. Or if I like it, I can add it to my regular browsing routine or feed reader.

Or maybe I just need to work on some more structured browsing/bookmarking habits and organize all these scattered bits. Nah, that’ll never work.

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