For a while I’ve toyed with the idea of building an application to track my browsing. Something along the lines of del.icio.us, but with files saved to my server.
I do a lot of reading online, and hate it when I can’t remember where I read something. Browser history isn’t enough for this, partly because it doesn’t go back that far, partly because it isn’t centralized, and partly because it stores everything, not just things I consider worth saving.
Some things I want it to support:
* Saving the HTML
* Storing metadata in a database
* Ease of use—probably through a bookmarklet
* RSS or other feed technology for recent additions
I have two key use cases: easily finding something I don’t remember clearly, possibly from years ago, regardless of whether or not the original site/pages has disappeared; tagging things I read as “recommended” and then linking to a list of recent recommended articles from my blog.
It doesn’t appear that difficult. The bookmarklet part seems easy, and the backend looks feasible.