One of the great things about del.icio.us is subscribing to watchlists. A friend of mine got hooked to it when he discovered that with the RSS feed of all links tagged “gtd” (the incrowd acronym for “Getting things done”), new productivity-boosting tips started flowing in. There is one issue however: del.icio.us doesn’t filter out duplicates.
Even with an RSS reader like Bloglines (that treats recurring URLs as one RSS item) the same URLs will show up as new again when submitted by another user with different tags. A frustration that obvious, it just had to be tackled by someone sooner or later, so today I stumbled on “del.icio.us filtered” (via). Now I have subscribed to an rss feed of unique links on php frameworks, instead of the unfiltered del.icio.us php+frameworks linklist. Talk about a productivity booster ;-)
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