21 October 2005

What's fresh and delicious?

David Wiley brings us oishii, a site that tells you what's fresh and delicious on del.icio.us -- which is fitting, because oishii is Japanese for delicious! (If you're wondering what de.icio.us is, read about it here.) David explains:

"One of the main purposes of social bookmarking systems is allowing people to see what other people are bookmarking. I frequently find things that people are linking to very interesting, and thought it would be nice to slap together a system that could tell me, automatically, what lots of other people have just bookmarked.

Thus, oishii was born. Oishii is kind of a del.icio.us mini-zeitgeist. oishii! polls the del.icio.us front page every 5 minutes, and returns all sites bookmarked by at least 30 people. In the spirit of facilitating self-organization, oishii is a kind of pheromone trail allowing me and others to find the resources other members of the hive found useful, interesting, humorous, or for some other reason worth visiting again. "

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