Oh boy. I'm not sure if I'm feeling the pressure to finish the 27 Things by Friday (at midnight!) or if some of these things simply seem to have lost their shine for me. I'm at the Delicious thing today and, while I've never been a regular user (I did set up an account a few years ago that I promptly stopped using), I felt it would have been intellectually dishonest to not follow the instructions of this thing's discovery exercise. So, with that in mind, I watched the video (I like the Common Craft video on social bookmarking a lot more) and played around but was, ultimately, uninspired.
I'm sure that the lack of enthusiasm I felt for Delicious is at least partially due to what my work actually entails. I spend a maximum of two hours a week on a reference desk and not even that much, usually (I tend to work more on Circulation desks when I do get out to the branches) so I don't have the pressing need for a wide range of online ready reference resources at the tip of my mouse. Neither am I personally a very voracious web surfer; I definitely spend a ton of time online but that time is spent on a relatively few sites most of whose URL's are just waiting for me in the drop-down of my address bar.
One thing I thought would be of interest to try with Delicious was to search for sites tagged with "public administration". Hmmm. The results were similar to those I encountered in my LibraryThing search with the same term. Either my personal reading interests are abnormal or most folks interested in government management don't spend much time online. Or least they aren't into folksonomies. So there you have it. Thing #13.