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Tech Talk Thursday: Organize Your Internet Bookmarks

Today’s Tech Talk Thursday also comes with a bonus Toss Challenge. Is the Bookmarks menu on your internet browser overrun with links to sites with long, complicated titles that you rarely (if ever) visit? Is it virtually impossible to quickly find and access the sites you need on a regular basis? If you answered “yes” to one more more of these questions, then it may be time to clean up and clean out your bookmarks!

Begin by pruning links to sites you don’t need. Toss anything you haven’t visited in years, or that you only visit occasionally; these can be searched again if needed. Then, rename your existing links with succinct, relevant names rather than the long default that autofills when you hit the “Add Bookmark” button. Move links that you visit daily or weekly to the Bookmarks Bar of your browser.¬†Lastly, identify the top-level categories of your links and create folders to make them easier to find in the future.

Do this once or twice a year and you’ll always be able to find what you need, when you need it! Tell us, when was the last time you purged your internet bookmarks?

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