Popsugar: This Bookmarking Tool Completely Changed the Way I Browse Online

Popsugar: This Bookmarking Tool Completely Changed the Way I Browse Online. “I never used to bookmark anything online. I was someone who just kept way too many tabs open at one time. That is, until a friend of mine showed me this amazing ‘better than bookmarking’ tool called Toby. It’s completely free for individual use, and I now have it set as my front page so that every time I open up my browser, I can see everything I’ve saved organized into neat little categories. It is a complete game changer.”

How to Manage Years of Browser Bookmarks: 5 Steps to Tidiness (MakeUseOf)

MakeUseOf: How to Manage Years of Browser Bookmarks: 5 Steps to Tidiness . “If you’ve used the web for any amount of time, you’ve probably built up a huge collection of bookmarks. It’s easy to fill up your bookmarks bar with your most-visited sites, and before long you’ll have an overflowing list of favorite pages that are impossible to navigate. Now is the time to sit down and make your bookmarks more manageable. Let’s look at a process containing tools and tips to clean up, organize, and manage your bookmarks so they’re no longer a nightmare.”

Gizmodo: Rediscover the Magic of Browser Bookmarks—And How to Keep Them in Order

Gizmodo: Rediscover the Magic of Browser Bookmarks—And How to Keep Them in Order. “Between read-it-later services, social media feeds, and the unbelievable speed at which a Google search can find the exact information you’re looking for, browser bookmarks have become a forgotten a relic of a previous internet age. But the basic bookmarking tools built into your browser can still be hugely useful in the modern web era, and we’re going to explain exactly how to make the most of them.” The comments remind me of me screaming whenever someone claims RSS is dead.

Harvard: Major upgrade for TagTeam, the open-source tagging platform

Harvard: Major upgrade for TagTeam, the open-source tagging platform. “We’re happy to announce a major upgrade to TagTeam, the open-source tagging platform developed by the Harvard Open Access Project. TagTeam allows users to manage open, tag-based research projects on any topic, provide real-time alerts of new developments, and organize knowledge for easy searching and sharing. Unlike other tagging platforms, it lets project owners guide the evolution of their tag vocabulary in a process it calls folksonomy in, ontology out.”

BetaNews: Twitter is working on a ‘save for later’ bookmarking system

BetaNews: Twitter is working on a ‘save for later’ bookmarking system. “The company’s head of product, Keith Coleman, made the new bookmarking revelation on Twitter, saying it is a frequently requested feature. The new ‘read it later’ option came out of Twitter’s HackWeek, and while no launch date has been announced, it is coming “soon” and an early design has been previewed.”

Finer Tech: How To Archive Your Internet Likes With Day One

Finer Tech: How To Archive Your Internet Likes With Day One. “A long time ago, I had an app called Favs that collected everything I liked/hearted/bookmarked/whatevered across a ton of services (it was sadly abandoned). We’re talking Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, Pinterest, newsreader services, Pocket—probably over 20 services. It was a one-stop journal to find that thing I know I liked somewhere, and it made me happy. I miss Favs, so I recently decided to try and recreate it using apps and services at my disposal.”

Delicious Drops Delicious Premium

You’re more used to hearing about online services adding feeds, but Delicious is actually discontinuing its premium service. “While we appreciate the passionate users who paid to use our service, the bottom line is that there have not been enough to support the resources required to maintain separate functionality.”

Alan Levine Hearts Pinboard

Do a lot of bookmarking? Miss the old school Del.icio.us? Alan Levine really likes Pinboard. “I’m a bit lagging behind some of my other colleagues, meaning my price went up a little, but I just moved my freight cars worth of social book marking links to pinboard. I will color myself lame old tired fried sepia-toned and nostalgic, but the simplicity and deftness of pinboard remind me of the original at del.icio.us (as those who were part of it P.Y. Pre-Yahoo).”

Bookmarking Apps and the Wish Economy

Diana Kimball on Medium has a very thoughtful essay: Save for Later: Bookmarking Apps and the Wish Economy. “The Bookmark represents what we wish for. It’s the earliest indicator of intention, and the most vulnerable; by definition, the act of saving something for later means that whatever we hope for hasn’t happened yet. Bookmarks are placeholders for the future. By thumbing through them, we can start to see what might happen next.” Also she wrote this entire essay and never once used the word “curate”.