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One (novel) approach in managing bookmarks.

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by socraticquest, Apr 21, 2010.

  1. socraticquest

    socraticquest Flightless Bird

    I've found that a rather “novel approach” as one of many (often
    mundane) ways in managing over 700 links of bookmarks divided into 50
    categories.

    One of several means applied in managing bookmarks is to determine the
    average number of links per category (by dividing 734 (links) by 50
    (categories) to equal and average of (14.68 to be exact)), or rounded-
    off to 14, and 15 as the average number of bookmarks per category.

    The specific categories that have 14, and 15 bookmarks are analyzed,
    and even (more often than not) contain overlooked links, which are
    found to tie into current interests. I find that a few of these links
    are best moved into other categories, or deleted entirely.

    With the average number of links at 14, and 15, it can also be
    determined that each category is best maintained at under 30 links (15
    links multiplied twice to reach the number 30 links criteria). Again,
    a few links are best moved into other categories, or deleted entirely.
    Periodically, whole new categories are added (as subcategories) e.g.,
    to divide say 40 links into two categories of 16 to 24 links each.

    In the case of categories containing fewer than eight links (15 links
    divided in half to reach 7.5 or (the eight links) criteria), I usually
    add more links, sometimes move links to other categories, of delete
    links; as categories containing too few links may no longer be of
    interest. On occasion, whole categories are deleted.

    Bookmark lists only display the quantity of bookmarks (links and
    categories). Are there bookmark utilities that record the frequencies
    of how often links and categories are clicked-on? To do averaging
    based-on time frequencies can also yield potentially valuable data.

    As said at the beginning of this post, averaging (regardless of what
    types of bookmark statistics (quantity of links, or time frequencies)
    are applied) is only one of many criteria for managing bookmarks. At
    times, averaging may serve as a guide to those bookmarks that may have
    gotten “lost in the shuffle.”

    Mathematics guides our intuition.
    "Arno Allan Penzias" 1978 Nobel Prize in Physics.
     
  2. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    [Got a lot of time on your hands or what? <wink>]

    socraticquest wrote:
    > I've found that a rather “novel approach” as one of many (often
    > mundane) ways in managing over 700 links of bookmarks divided into 50
    > categories.
    >
    > One of several means applied in managing bookmarks is to determine the
    > average number of links per category (by dividing 734 (links) by 50
    > (categories) to equal and average of (14.68 to be exact)), or rounded-
    > off to 14, and 15 as the average number of bookmarks per category.
    >
    > The specific categories that have 14, and 15 bookmarks are analyzed,
    > and even (more often than not) contain overlooked links, which are
    > found to tie into current interests. I find that a few of these links
    > are best moved into other categories, or deleted entirely.
    >
    > With the average number of links at 14, and 15, it can also be
    > determined that each category is best maintained at under 30 links (15
    > links multiplied twice to reach the number 30 links criteria). Again,
    > a few links are best moved into other categories, or deleted entirely.
    > Periodically, whole new categories are added (as subcategories) e.g.,
    > to divide say 40 links into two categories of 16 to 24 links each.
    >
    > In the case of categories containing fewer than eight links (15 links
    > divided in half to reach 7.5 or (the eight links) criteria), I usually
    > add more links, sometimes move links to other categories, of delete
    > links; as categories containing too few links may no longer be of
    > interest. On occasion, whole categories are deleted.
    >
    > Bookmark lists only display the quantity of bookmarks (links and
    > categories). Are there bookmark utilities that record the frequencies
    > of how often links and categories are clicked-on? To do averaging
    > based-on time frequencies can also yield potentially valuable data.
    >
    > As said at the beginning of this post, averaging (regardless of what
    > types of bookmark statistics (quantity of links, or time frequencies)
    > are applied) is only one of many criteria for managing bookmarks. At
    > times, averaging may serve as a guide to those bookmarks that may have
    > gotten “lost in the shuffle.”
    >
    > Mathematics guides our intuition.
    > "Arno Allan Penzias" 1978 Nobel Prize in Physics.
     
  3. Michael T

    Michael T Flightless Bird

    socraticquest wrote:
    > I've found that a rather “novel approach” as one of many (often
    > mundane) ways in managing over 700 links of bookmarks divided into 50
    > categories.


    I prefer the IE Favorites over Bookmarks.

    I am not trying to be sarcastic, but what is it about Bookmarks that you
    find so useful or convenient - absent being able to use them on multiple
    computers?

    Even though I have been using the Microsoft OS since Windows 95, I am always
    open to learning about a 'convenient' feature I may have missed.
     
  4. Tom Willett

    Tom Willett Flightless Bird

    We shall alert the media.

    "socraticquest" <socraticquest@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:2cded388-7d7e-4c28-8b73-550c299acce4@x23g2000prd.googlegroups.com...
    I've found that a rather “novel approach” as one of many (often
    mundane) ways in managing over 700 links of bookmarks divided into 50
    categories.

    One of several means applied in managing bookmarks is to determine the
    average number of links per category (by dividing 734 (links) by 50
    (categories) to equal and average of (14.68 to be exact)), or rounded-
    off to 14, and 15 as the average number of bookmarks per category.

    The specific categories that have 14, and 15 bookmarks are analyzed,
    and even (more often than not) contain overlooked links, which are
    found to tie into current interests. I find that a few of these links
    are best moved into other categories, or deleted entirely.

    With the average number of links at 14, and 15, it can also be
    determined that each category is best maintained at under 30 links (15
    links multiplied twice to reach the number 30 links criteria). Again,
    a few links are best moved into other categories, or deleted entirely.
    Periodically, whole new categories are added (as subcategories) e.g.,
    to divide say 40 links into two categories of 16 to 24 links each.

    In the case of categories containing fewer than eight links (15 links
    divided in half to reach 7.5 or (the eight links) criteria), I usually
    add more links, sometimes move links to other categories, of delete
    links; as categories containing too few links may no longer be of
    interest. On occasion, whole categories are deleted.

    Bookmark lists only display the quantity of bookmarks (links and
    categories). Are there bookmark utilities that record the frequencies
    of how often links and categories are clicked-on? To do averaging
    based-on time frequencies can also yield potentially valuable data.

    As said at the beginning of this post, averaging (regardless of what
    types of bookmark statistics (quantity of links, or time frequencies)
    are applied) is only one of many criteria for managing bookmarks. At
    times, averaging may serve as a guide to those bookmarks that may have
    gotten “lost in the shuffle.”

    Mathematics guides our intuition.
    "Arno Allan Penzias" 1978 Nobel Prize in Physics.
     
  5. socraticquest

    socraticquest Flightless Bird

    On Apr 21, 11:01 pm, "Michael T" <no_spam_1...@cox.net> wrote:
    > socraticquest wrote:
    > > I've found that a rather “novel approach” as one of many (often
    > > mundane) ways in managing over 700 links of bookmarks divided into 50
    > > categories.

    >
    > I prefer the IE Favorites over Bookmarks.
    >
    > I am not trying to be sarcastic, but what is it about Bookmarks that you
    > find so useful or convenient - absent being able to use them on multiple
    > computers?
    >
    > Even though I have been using the Microsoft OS since Windows 95, I am always
    > open to learning about a 'convenient' feature I may have missed.


    "Laughing"

    To make a long story short: It's said that wisdom is the art of
    looking at the "same old, same old" in new (fresh) ways!
    "Never take anything for granted bookmarks, favorites, etc. etc."

    Averaging may be a "convenient" feature to add to bookmark managers.
    Averages are peridically noted on some Interent forum sites e.g., a
    user's average number of posts per day. Hence averaging statistics can
    sometimes demonstrate importance.

    In short, averaging is a one of many rough benchmarks which may or
    (may not) provide useful trend data on bookmarked content.
     
  6. Robert Aldwinckle

    Robert Aldwinckle Flightless Bird

    "Michael T" <no_spam_1974@cox.net> wrote in message
    news:ZCRzn.156612$y13.50363@newsfe12.iad...

    > I prefer the IE Favorites over Bookmarks.



    I thought this was about Favorites. Now that's not clear. ; ]


    > Even though I have been using the Microsoft OS since Windows 95, I am
    > always open to learning about a 'convenient' feature I may have missed.



    Right-click, Properties is supposed to show us the number of visits but
    since IE7 that feature has been broken (e.g. incorrect counts).

    Yikes. In W7 it is now worse? E.g. General tab shows "Visits: Unknown"
    even for .URL files I know I used today. I wonder if that's why column
    label "#" in a shell:Favorites view is always empty? ; )

    Well, anyway, assuming that # actually did represent the an accurate number
    of visits we could give the OP what is being asked for by sorting descending
    on that column. FWIW I have just added # to my Favorites view. (And put
    a checkmark beside it--whatever that means.) Perhaps it will some day do
    something useful? <eg>


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