10 thoughts on “Bookmarks Are Dead. Long Live Bookmarks

  1. Sarah

    I couldn’t agree more. These days I think of my del.icio.us account as the place where ‘favourites go to die’. I was simply clogging it up and never going back to it.
    Now I use a combination of Bloglines for keeping up with the blogs that I watch and Personal Brain for logging resources that I will return to. That’s it!

  2. Alek Davis

    Google halted development of the Browser Sync extension, and I lately had problems using it (my bookmarks went wacko all of a sudden). So I switched to Foxmarks which work pretty much the same, if not better. I also considered the Mozilla’s Weave project, but is seems to be in the early stage of beta and apparently not open to the general public.

  3. Nova Spivack

    You might want to play with Twine. We will have delicious import very soon. And we’re working on sharing and tracking interests — and learning, making recommendations and enabling discovery. Bookmarking is not what it used to be. The semantic graph inside Twine is going to enable us to do some cool things. Still in beta, but lots in the works. Come play around with us.

  4. mattbg

    I still use bookmarks, and don’t even use any sync mechanism. I use IE and save my bookmark with some meaningful keywords in the title, and then use Vista search to locate them like I do with every other file. You can’t do this with Firefox because it doesn’t store bookmarks as individual files that can be indexed, as IE does.

    I do use RSS a lot, but obviously not every page has an RSS feed, nor is every page important enough to be tracked via an RSS feed.

    I’m so bloody tired of “sharing” everything. Something like Twine might push me over the edge! I am obviously not a hipster.

  5. Jeremy Wagstaff

    Thanks Matt. Good point on the Vista/Favorites thing, though I believe Launchy does the same thing with Firefox bookmarks–type in the name and it’ll find it for you and take your browser there..

    Nova, thanks for the suggestion. I’ve played a bit with twine, but found myself a bit lost. Maybe it’s time for a tenminut.es review.

  6. Keagan

    Good post. I have way too many bookmarks (should I say, “I had too many”) and atleast 60 percent of them I never went back to them again. Now I use Google bookmarks and just upload them to that and wipe them from my computer. Google does not accept duplicates, which saves alot on trying to organize them in any way. I have 2 desktops and 1 laptop and I had duplicate bookmarks everywhere. Now I just have one place for them and do not have to them on a thumbdrive or spread out between 3 computers.
    Using RSS has also cut down on saving bookmarks, everything in one place.

  7. Ohiit

    Yeah but I am so sick of many website that offers bookmarks. So I don’t know which to stick to it so I just bookmark the url whenever there is RSS icon. Save the trouble but your insight is quite interesting. But my favourite is stumbleupon. It is so great and I can stumble at random website. If I like it I just bookmark it and return next time.

    1. Bruno Herrera

      I don’t like to rely on 3rd party applications like Evernote, Pocket, delicious, etc.

      Yet I migrated all my bookmarked articles to Pocket.

      I’m still searching for easy way to access and keep visible my old bookmarks . If someone knows about this please email me. It’s one of the biggest problem in my tech life.


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