Lists can be made with lots of web 2.0 tools, eg. wiki, office 2.0 (eg. word processor, spreadsheets, database), notes/to-do, search result lists (eg. Zingboxx), OPML outliners…I guess you could even use a blog (each blog post/list can have tags, and you can access lists via the previous posts on the sidebar, or by tags/category, or calendar).
I suppose you could even use social bookmarks like del.icio.us, the problem here is that the tag label is the heading, leaving you nothing to describe the list with.
Some social bookmarks, such as, Spurl, Netvouz, and clipmarks also have folders…this enables you to tag bookmarks and also keep them in a folder. In these cases the folder can act like the list heading, each bookmark has tags…but the folder (title of the list) does not have tags.
The key is to have a social bookmark service where you can add bookmarks to a list, and even the list can have tags…each user has 2 tag clouds, one for the bookmarks, one for the lists.
The way I see it each bookmark could have tags, you could also assign a folder (category) to each bookmark, and you could also make lists from your bookmarks, and describe each list with tags.
eg. a bookmark about an RSS Reader could have the tags: rss, reader…it could belong in a folder called “RSS”…it could be featured in lists called “Best desktop RSS Readers” (tags: desktop, RSS, Readers), “Mobile RSS Readers” (tags: mobile, phone, RSS, Readers), “RSS Readers with personalisation”, (tags: RSS, Readers, Personalisation, attention) “RSS Readers from France” (tags: RSS, Readers, France), etc….
The tags for these lists could be filtered to one list or across all lists (within one user or all users)…anyway I didn’t find a service that tagged both bookmarks and lists, the closest I found aggregated all the tags for the bookmarks within a list, but clicking on a tag would just display all bookmarks with this tag (for one list, or across all lists).
In saying this, I did find services that tagged lists, but the bookmarks within these lists lacked tags.
As you can see this post is more focused on a del.icio.us type tool for lists, here are various types of lists anyway:
Squidoo (although this is more topic guide)
Fanpop (more than just lists, also includes other modules)
Trailfire (view the actual bookmark from within Trailfire, then jump to the next, and so on.)
The lists that interest me are:
Tag bookmarks, but not lists
- Fanpop…filter bookmarks within a list by tag, every list of bookmarks has a tag set (aggregates tags from all the bookmarks in the list)
- Otavo…aggregates all the tags for the bookmarks within a list, basically a tag set for the list (only when you click on a tag it does not a filter for the list, it shows you all bookmarks from all users with this tag, and each bookmark labels the list it belongs to)
- Wink…same as above, but it seems you can select tags for the list (but clicking on these tags will show bookmarks from all users…it doesn’t show you lists with these tags)
Tag lists, but not bookmarks
- H2O Playlist
- ListerLister…seems and looks exactly the same as Listible
- Jeteye …lists are called “Jetpacks”, the bonus is a bookmark within a list can be a Jetpack
Fanpop is more than a list, it is more of a topic portal…along with a list of links that you can filter by tag, you can have an announcement blog, re-syndicate headlines, a forum, etc…
Hubpages is very similar, Zimbio is also a topic portal, but Fanpop and Hubpages are more based around links as the main feature.
Anyway, I’m yet to find a service like del.icio.us that allows you to make lists from your bookmarks, and tag these lists.
[ADDED 2/02/07: Gubb : lists that come to you]
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[ADDED 22/05/07: Listigator]
[ADDED 26/06/07: OnMyList]