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SlashLinks is a tool developed by Eyebeam R&D for automatically mirroring links from the popular social-bookmarking service del.icio.us to your personal or institutional website. Posting, tagging, and management still occur within the del.icio.us interface, but design and layout can now be fully customized on your mirrored site. The tool also adds blog-like year/month/day archives (similar to Kottke.org's remaindered links) to the typical del.icio.us or flickr style tag browsing. SlashLinks was motivated, in part, by the desire to keep the intuitive URL navigation provided by del.icio.us and common with blogs while allowing for design/layout custimization to suit the user's taste. Additionally, when republished on your own site, all of your links become accessible to search engines—effectively casting your vote for what other sites or pages deserve top placement in search results. SlashLinks is written in Ruby on Rails but built to plug into existing sites that are not.

Project Created: 
January 2006
 
Projects: SlashLinks
People: Ben Engebreth
Research: Open Lab
Project Type: Software, Web