my bookmarks are a mess. at some point years ago i tried organizing them neatly into folders and subfolders and subfolders but given some time and a couple of hundred web pages later my bookmarks have transformed into an even bigger organized mess. its like leaving cheese in the fridge for five and a half months — it evolves and takes on a life of its own. time to reorganize again.
version 3.0.x of firefox added tags to their bookmarks which i started playing with for a couple of hours now. its really not new — del.icio.us has been at it for some time now but in this version the tags and the bookmarks are in your computer not on the internet. what i like about tags is that you are able to use your own words to associate with the bookmarks that you save. in a sense, its not really sorting things in an ordered — ascending/decending/numbered/alphabetical — manner but organizing things so that my brain (what’s left of it) can easily access it via word association.
now the problem that i face is to add tags to the hundreds of bookmarks that i already have. that will take some time, i’m sure, but there is a way to add a tag or two to several bookmarks at once. tagging for multiple bookmarks is an add-on to firefox which performs exactly this. a word of warning though, as of this writing, the add-on is still marked as experimental so it may be buggy. so far it hasn’t given me any problems.