I don’t know why we didn’t think of this sooner but we have just started a Make Use Of account on Del.icio.us (update: the page no longer online) and we are looking for YOUR contributions!
The purpose of the account is to encourage reader participation in submitting website links to Make Use Of. One part of Make Use Of is the MakeUseOf Directory – which is a huge enterprise in its own right. But to keep it going, it needs a continual stream of new sites added to it.
So have you started a new web service or web tool which you would like inserted into the MakeUseOf directory? Maybe you found a website and thought “wow, I’d love to see Make Use Of cover this one!”. Well using the Del.icio.us account, you can now tag it and send it along to us.
Being obsessive internet surfers, we would probably eventually find the sites you submit ourselves but our thinking is that if you want to submit a particular site to us then it will get into the directory faster.This would be good if you are developing say an open-source project and you would like your site to get some quicker search engine attention.
To submit a site to us, you first need your own Del.icio.us account (which is free and very easy to set up). Then go to the Make Use Of account and at the top, you’ll see a link that asks if you want to add us to your network. Click on that.
Then when you have a link which you want to submit to us, you will see in the Del.icio.us “submit link” box a tag which says “for:makeuseof”. Click on that and as long as the link is tagged with “for:makeuseof”, it will end up in our Del.icio.us inbox where it will be looked at by one of the Make Use Of staff.
*** UPDATE *** Thanks to Stobe, I have run the previously private Del.icio.us feed through Yahoo Pipes and now I can make the feed publicly accessible to anyone who wants to see it and subscribe to it.
Just go here and click on your feed reader of choice. The feed should then load in your feed reader as a new subscription and you will see every new site that comes into us from a MUO reader or MUO writer.