I have set up an account at del.icio.us. I have looked through other social bookmarking services (SBS). Hatena::bookmark and Spurl.net are the other two I had on mind, but I decided to start off with del.icio.us. Although I like the idea of tagging, I do think the good old way of “categorising” is still a useful way to keep things. So if I feel after a while, del.icio.us`s “maily tagging” style is not for me, I will consider, probably Spurl.net. But then of course, there might be a cool and new SBS service out by then.
The other popular Web2.0 service I am going to fiddle is Flickr. I did make an accout long time a go, but I never used it, and I have forgotten the ID and Password for it. Checked around my mail boxes at varous places (yahoo UK, yahoo Japan, goo, etc,etc), but couldn`t find any mails related to it. So, I clicked at “Sign Up Now!” icon, then you jump to “Sign int to Yahoo!” page ! Ah… I read somwhere that Flickr has been bought by Yahoo!, but I wasn`t expecting to set up a new Yahoo account. Nothing wrong with it, nor there is a problem. Just that I had “lets setup flickr account !!” feeling, but saw “Yahoo ID” and the excitent went downwards a half.
Anyway. I tired out with Yahoo! Japan ID first, but it didn`t work. Yahoo!Japan ID never do outside Yahoo!Japan. A bit sad, really. Then I try my Yahoo!UK ID, and see “Wellcome back!” page. Right. I have never logged in to Flickr with Yahoo!UK ID, but its “Wellcome back!”. Later I have found that, you can log into UK account from US Yahoo!, and send you to UK site.
The problem for me with using UK account is that I don`t really use that mail address anymore. Its full of trash. Though I have missed a very very important mail before, simply because I did not bother to check the mail. I do want to transfer the important bits to elsewhere really, and perhaps close the uk account.
I will have a more fiddle around with Yahoo account and Flickr. I wish they enable to use Yahoo!Japan ID in other Yahoo! site.