Monday, November 6, 2006

Wired review of social bookmarking sites

Wired “attempts” to review social bookmarking sites: Social Bookmarking Showdown. I say attempt because of things like this in their review of del.icio.us:

Bad: You can tag entries, but there are no folders or other sorting mechanisms.

So what are tag bundles?

I expect better of Wired. The review missed the most important aspect of selecting a social bookmarking site: who else is using it? What I like most about del.icio.us is who bookmarks there. If another site can convince all those people to migrate to another service I‘ll happily move. It‘s not about the technology, it‘s about the people. This review was too much about the user and software features. You can‘t review these sorts of sites and ignore the social.

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