This is all happening so fast that I don’t really have time to check it all out and blog it.
A while back I (November 05, 2003 to be precise) I blogged about the sorry state of universal bookmark access.
My main beef is that my bookmarks should be available on any and all computers in a quick, easily accessible manor. I had taken for granted the Yahoo! companion toolbar for IE but found that moving to Firefox made accessing my bookmarks and keeping them in synch a real hassle. I tried and paid for several services since then but nothing really worked for me.
Syncit died then became Sync2It. They improved some things but it never really worked for me on both IE and Firefox.
Color me cynical but didn’t they kind of miss the boat on this one? Bookmarks have gotten social and acquired tags which exponentially increases their usefulness.
I’ve since taken the time to import my Yahoo! bookmarks and merge my Furl.net bookmarks into Spurl. I only have to merge the categories to make it all complete.
My favorite part of del.icio.us is that I can subscribe to other people’s bookmark lists. There are lots of other smart, tuned in folks out there that have discovered excellent sites for my many diverse interests.
This rather serious looking guy has some excellent comments on the social bookmarking concept. As I Google the topic I see an increasing level of commentary and tutorial on it.
This is all really powerful stuff that makes the web much more useful and exciting to me. It just goes to show, if you ignore a problem long enough, someone else will fix it for you.