Wednesday, October 25th, 2006

Yahoo! Bookmarks

Category: Showcase, Yahoo!

<>p>Yahoo! has got a new Bookmarks site at the ready in beta.

I imagine they spent a lot of time working out what people really want out of this service, and how it fits in with del.icio.us.

A nice part of experience is that it is extremely easy to import bookmarks from the old y!bookmarks, your browser, del.icio.us, etc.

The strange part is how you edit and move around bookmarks. Instead of allowing drag and drop, you need to follow the ‘select some, click on move, move’ pattern which didn’t jump out at me at first. The checkboxes seem out of place in the nice new design.

There are other nice touches such as the dynamic views and the clear messaging.

The choice between “Use folders” and “Use tags” is also an interesting one. In my mind a folder can be a heirarchical tag, so maybe these could all fit into one view.

Yahoo! Bookmarks

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“it is extremely easy to import bookmarks from the old y!bookmarks, your browser, del.icio.us, etc.”

What would be even better is the ability to sync del.icio.us with this new service. Spurl did that years ago, and it’s very useful.

Comment by Hashim — October 25, 2006

What would be even better is the ability to sync del.icio.us with this new service. Spurl did that years ago

Years ago? How long has delicious (screw those damn dots)
been around?

Comment by George Bailey — October 25, 2006

You can use drag and drop to organize bookmarks in to folders – just drag the thumbnail (or the bookmark detail itself).

Comment by Simon Willison — October 25, 2006

What about RSS/ATOM feed for the bookmarks?

And how I get a permalink to show somebody else my bookmarks?

Comment by Nir Tayeb — October 25, 2006

Lol George. What are you talking about? delicious has been around since wayyy back in the early Web2.0 era. Ah, those were the days.

Comment by Ryan Gahl — October 25, 2006

A discussion of the overall strategy is at the bottom of this thread:
http://digg.com/tech_news/Yahoo_Bookmarks_Enters_21st_Century

As for feeds, just sit tight. It’s all built on the MyWeb platform so all thos fancy things already exist, they just aren’t exposed in the beta release.

Comment by Tom Chi — October 25, 2006

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Trackback by uoebxbzikw — October 26, 2006

Seriously, drag and droppable or not isn’t the key of Ajax. The key is how useful the damn tool is.
I found myself in many situations where the clients want drag and drop on their page, and they can’t even define why. They only wanted them just because they are good show offs. The consequences are more complicated codes and horrible user experiences.
I personally found this bookmark tool of yahoo is pretty nice. I don’t want no drag and drop, all I want is click on my bookmark and able to edit it ro view it.

Comment by Simon Jia — October 26, 2006

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Pingback by Disquisiciones - El Blog de Batiburrillo.net » Yahoo! Bookmarks — October 27, 2006

Wow, I expected something like this, but I thought it would be Google acquiring del.icio.us. This being the case, I expect Google to introduce their own competing social bookmarking site soon. Probably Microsoft will jump on the bandwagon as well.

Comment by Macaenhancer — August 8, 2007

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