There is a somewhat lesser known feature in del.icio.us: you can send sites to your friends/colleagues…etc feed readers by using the for:username tag. I’ve been using it for a while, when I want to point to articles relevant to my friends’ businesses; it’s a real timesaver, I don’t have to wrap the URL in courtesies and make it an email.
But Steve Rubel is proposing something that smells SPAM to me:
“You could send the message to several people all at once, including all of the most prolific bookmarkers on the site.
Open letters are just one possibility here. What if PR pros used this methodology to pitch reporters and/or bloggers who frequent del.icio.us regularly? You could pitch 10 reporters at once in an open way. “
I normally like Steve’s ideas, but this is just wrong. Del.icio.us will be spammed, with or without Steve, but at least don’t welcome it…