Organize random online articles
January 26, 2009 5:53 AM   Subscribe

What is the best way to collect and organize random articles found across the Internet to read and reference later? I've started blogging a lot, and like to find articles at one time and read and post about them later.
posted by daf81289 to Computers & Internet (12 answers total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
I use to do this, with the Firefox plugin. Tag your articles appropriately, and they're very easy to find and further organize later.
posted by nitsuj at 6:00 AM on January 26, 2009

Evernote or Google Notebook.
posted by Macallister Vagabond at 6:11 AM on January 26, 2009

Delicious is cool, but even cooler is Instapaper and Evernote...
posted by ninthart at 6:12 AM on January 26, 2009

I use Instapaper and Delicious together, adding things to the former when I find them but don't have time to read, and then to the latter once I know the content (and so can choose useful tags) and have decided they're worth keeping.
posted by gregjones at 6:16 AM on January 26, 2009

1) Use Firefox; open a bunch of interesting and related articles each in its own tab.

2) Ctrl-Shift-D to create a bookmark folder of all open tabs.

3) later, go to the bookmark folder and choose "Open all in tabs"

I do this all the time when shopping for fonts. Very quick.
posted by amtho at 6:26 AM on January 26, 2009 [2 favorites]

This is what the Zotero extension does for Firefox.
posted by thijsk at 6:42 AM on January 26, 2009

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posted by cortex at 6:42 AM on January 26, 2009

Use tags based on subject matter + a general tag to remind yourself you thought it might be worth blogging. I call my tag "linkable," or you could use "bloggable," etc.
posted by Jaltcoh at 6:44 AM on January 26, 2009

Read it later is perfect for this. When you find a page you want to save for later, you click a small tick in the address bar and it puts it into a handy list.
posted by tumples at 7:44 AM on January 26, 2009 [1 favorite]

Evernote and Read It Later are perfect for this. Google Notebook is cool, but Google just announced they're no longer supporting it. It's still a live project, but may not stay that way.
posted by _Mona_ at 8:14 AM on January 26, 2009

I like to use It's a bookmarking service that lets you annotate your bookmarks or highlight parts of the web. I also backup all my bookmarks to my delicious account. Diigo also lets you run a job which will send all your bookmarks and annotations to your blog (if your blogging service is supported, I use Wordpress).

Diigo and bill itself as "Social bookmarking". Just ignore the social, though. Unless you're into that.
posted by Barry B. Palindromer at 10:06 AM on January 26, 2009

Oops. That last sentence should begin: Diigo bills itself as...
posted by Barry B. Palindromer at 10:35 AM on January 26, 2009

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