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Most Popular How-To Geek Articles According to del.icio.us

After figuring out yesterday how to tell how many times an article has been bookmarked on del.icio.us, I started wondering how many times readers have bookmarked all the articles across the entire site, and which articles are most popular on del.icio.us.

So I used my handy coding skills to write a small application to loop through and figure out the amount of times that each article has been bookmarked.

Grand Total

   9296 bookmarks

Most Bookmarked Articles

427 Use Your Mac Mini as a Media Server Part 1
416 Set Gmail as Default Mail Client in Ubuntu
406 Create the Ultimate Firefox Web Development Profile
245 Use Your Mac Mini as a Media Server Part 2
236 What Kind of Memory Does My Computer Have Installed?
205 Add Copy To / Move To on Windows Vista Right-Click Menu
197 Dual Monitors: Use a Different Wallpaper on Each Desktop
181 Registry Hack to Disable Writing to USB Drives
174 Use Outlook Rules to Prevent “Oh No!” After Sending Emails
131 Assign Custom Shortcut Keys on Ubuntu Linux
67 Keyboard Ninja: 21 Keyboard Shortcut Articles 

There were actually a number of articles that I removed from the list, since they were about Ubuntu Edgy or other software that is no longer current.

Unfortunately, I can’t distribute the application yet as it will probably get your IP address blocked by del.icio.us temporarily, because of the large volume of requests that it sends to their servers. (I got blocked for a few hours)

I’ve got an email in to ask them if I can resolve the problem and distribute the application.

Lowell Heddings, better known online as the How-To Geek, spends all his free time bringing you fresh geekery on a daily basis. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 09/20/07

Comments (3)

  1. jambarama

    Hey, I think this list is actually useful for something. This is a pretty good indication of what people like from this site, and probably a good indicator of what they’d like to see more of. Remember that big discussion about too many Vista posts or not? I think this is your answer!

  2. The Geek

    That’s a really good point… seems to be a fairly even distribution of topics in there.

  3. NonToTechiePupe:)

    Since I read “How-To-Geek” I have learn a lot about my computer.
    I want to thank you for the super good work you do.
    This is like a “vocation”more than work as I see you teaching us so many
    interesting things in computerland.

    Thank again Pupe :-)

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