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Monday October 02, 2006
07:05 AM

Perl on del.icio.us

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Here's a link to all URLs on del.icio.us tagged "perl". It's a sobering experience to watch it for a few days. It gives you an idea of the information about Perl that people are finding out there on the web. A lot of it is out of date and contains information that was, at best, dubious when it was first published.

For example, today I saw that someone had bookmarked the homepage for cgi-lib.pl - which hasn't been updated since 1998.

Is there anything that we can do to help people find current and useful links to Perl information - rather than the dodgy old links that they seem to be finding?

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  • It's not directly intended to improve the quality of Perl-related links on delicious, but I use it to collect the links I post every week on Perl.it's blog. Each of these links is tagged both with perl and perlit tags.
  • I use del.icio.us heavily and I want to point out that bookmarking something there is not necessarily an indication of approval or value, sometimes, I bookmark things for reference.

    That being said, if you want to improve overall quality of perl-tagged links on del.icio.us, I have a few suggestions:

    - Bookmark good Perl links.
    - Recommend those you know to bookmark them.
    - Follow those people who find and post good Perl links (make them part of your network) and copy their better links.
    - Bookmark the BAD Perl l
    • The first three suggestions are natural, the last one (bookmark bad links and tag them with bad_perl_pratice ou decrepated_perl_practice) is not. So may be the last one is the one we should pay more attention to.
    • Keep it simple: use the tags "badperl" and "goodperl".