del.icio.us/url

Del.icio.us is without a doubt my favorite place to put my bookmarks, but it’s also a pretty slick search engine, since its entire database consists of sites that other people (real living breathing non-robot people!) have found useful enough to save for later.

But did you know that you can also use del.icio.us to find out how the users of a site describe that site?

Go to del.icio.us/url and enter a URL to see all of the tags and descriptions that real users have assigned to that site. Here’s an example for the silly/funny/weird blog Oddee.

To me, this is so much more meaningful than reading a site’s own “about us” page. And, if you have your own blog or website, it’s a quick & easy way to get usage statistics from users who really do USE your site.

Check it out: del.icio.us/url