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January 28, 2001
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This is pretty damn cool: your bookmarks, napsterized. A new app (windows only, sorry) to let you share your favorite sites with everyone and allow others to search for them. If they add a hotlist, ala napster, this could be one killer app.
posted by mathowie (7 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
A new app (windows only, sorry) to let you share your favorite sites with everyone and allow others to search for them.

Not to be snide, but isn't that called a weblog?
posted by mikewas at 2:18 PM on January 28, 2001


Mike, you blog nothing but your bookmarks? I was thinking this was like the old deepleap user bookmarks, but with search capabilities thrown in, and better sharing tools.
posted by mathowie at 2:27 PM on January 28, 2001


This is all too technical for me--I am old. I don't give my bookmarks to anyone. I would sooner share my wife than my bookmarks. Plato said: you can not judge a man by his aparell but his bookmarks give him away to the agora.
posted by Postroad at 3:05 PM on January 28, 2001


Not to be snide, but isn't that called a weblog?


Considering that a large number of blogs do little more than blog other blogs and recycle the same material (via this, via that), I think this could be particularly more far-reaching in variety of content -- not to mention much less sanitized in nature. Bring on the dirty laundry...
posted by lizardboy at 6:23 PM on January 28, 2001



Click2.com and Backflip also mine this particular vein. I've also used another service whose name I've forgotten that imports bookmarks into a big database. It was .... rather interesting what sorts of things people leave in their bookmarks. And their names and everything were associated with 'em!

A weblog is generally links with commentary. These other services sort of provide a large number of quasi-private Yahoo!s.
posted by dhartung at 7:04 PM on January 28, 2001


I wonder if this application will let you choose which bookmarks you make available to people? What if you want to share some bookmarks but you have others you want to keep private?
posted by Tin Man at 1:51 PM on January 29, 2001


I fail to see how it could be half as useful as a good search engine, you're searching by the title of the bookmark (as far as i can tell?), which is often a very small description of the content (and more often useless).

To me the more interesting thing was the actual 'InForm' project of a modulised peer to peer sharing system which could be adapted to share anything in anyway (with the plugin architecture). The bookmark sharing plugin only seem to be a clever example for people to base their ideas on.. its definitely clever mind you.

And... its more gnutella-rized than napsterized ;)
posted by aki at 5:28 AM on January 30, 2001


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