Tag Archives: social bookmarking


What’s Next For Delicious?

Hey, remember Delicious? It’s the social bookmarking web service that guest author Derek Bruff praised this time last year. Unfortunately, just a few months later, it became clear that Yahoo–which had acquired Delicious in 2005–was planning on getting rid of the service. (Mark Sample then explored a few “alternatives to Delicious.”)

Well, today we learn via the New York Times that Chad Hurley and Steve Chen–founders of YouTube, before they sold it to Google–”are trying to inject new life into De…


Keeping Bookmarks and Annotations Handy with the Diigo iPad App

Diigo iPad AppIn the past few weeks I’ve been writing about various ways to interact with the social bookmarking service Diigo. Last week I highlighted Diigo’s Power Note app for Android, and before that, Diigo’s Web Highlighter annotation and bookmarking tool for the iPad.

Here’s one more tool to complete the Diigo suite: it’s Diigo for the iPad. Unlike the Web Highlighter, which is a Javascript bookmarklet you install in Safari, the iPad app is a standalone program. You can’t add bookmarks from it or create…


Diigo’s Android Power Note App

Diigo's Power Note App for AndroidTwo weeks ago I described the Diigo bookmarklet that lets you annotate websites directly within the iPad’s browser. Android users will be happy to know that Diigo also has an Android app called Power Note.

Power Note is full-featured note-taking tool for Android, similar to EverNote or Catch (formerly known as 3Banana). Like these other apps, Power Note lets you save text notes, voice recordings, and snapshots.

Where Power Note distinguishes itself is its integration with Diigo. Any notes, recor…


Alternatives to Delicious

A beautiful bookmarkLast month Yahoo announced that it would be “sunsetting” Delicious, the social bookmarking service that many ProfHacker readers use for research, teaching, and collaboration. “Sunsetting” was taken to be an industry euphemism for “killing off,” although the Delicious team announced the following day that they were “not shutting down Delicious.” Rather, Yahoo is looking for a third-party to buy Delicious, which ideally, would continue to operate without any interruption in service. The Delicious …