Tagged Links – like a “blog this” that auto-loads into SharePoint lists

It took me a little while to understand what this plug-in was trying to do and how it was adding value, and then it dawned on me – it’s like a "Blog this" button on your browser! I love the ability to just click on a browser button and have a Windows Live Writer window open up pre-populated with the page name and a link. It’s awesome! That’s how I created this blog article…

So this SharePoint feature installs on the server and gets called from a link in your links list. It then retrieves information about the last page you visited in that window (from your referer browser property) and pre-populates some fields in the list. You can then "tag" the link with topics, like "SharePoint" or "Shopping" or "Christmas" or "Maxed Out Credit Card"… or whatever other topics you think are relevant.

It’s quick, it’s easy, and it’s a great way of having a range of link lists that are then searchable by others. Like blogging about an article you just saw that may be useful in the future, but you are not sure when… or a list of personal bookmarks.

I’m always on the lookout for ways to get information into WSS / MOSS without effort – the more information you have, the easier it is to make informed decisions. This looks to be a great one! Grab it here – http://community.zevenseas.com/Blogs/Daniel/archive/2008/11/22/free-solution-tagged-links-–-social-bookmarking-for-sharepoint.aspx – and have a look at how it’s used here – http://community.zevenseas.com/blogs/daniel/archive/2008/07/19/tagged-links-%E2%80%93-walkthrough.aspx

Brad

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About Brad Saide

I'm a SharePoint consultant. I'm also slowly going bald, seem to have a permanent spare tyre around my waist and enjoy socialising with friends over a beer or 10. The last 2 may possibly be related. Started working with SharePoint when the first version was in limited beta release (participated in the Technology Adoption Program while at Woolworths) and have been committed to the adoption of the technology as a business enabler ever since.
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