marshallkirkpatrick’s blog post on NetSquared yesterday is a perfect find for those hunting for a bookmarks manager: “Tips on choosing a social bookmarking tool” starts with del.icio.us (owned by Yahoo now – did you know?), and includes Furl, Ma.gnolia and MarkaBoo.
I started with del.icio.us yesterday, imported my bookmarks from Firefox, took one look at the mess it made and spent an hour trying to delete and reorganize. I ended up deleting the account and starting over – this time importing no bookmarks.
marshallkirkpatrick speaks highly of the brand new MarkaBoo in his post and has become a new user so I’m thinking I’ll give that a try next. (though the site is not responding – looks like everyone else has the same idea). I like that it’s open source and licensed under Creative Commons. At least for awhile there will be interest in keeping it current. He’s also right about Magnolia – it’s beautiful.
For now I just need something for my own purposes but I can see a need to share research bookmarks in the near future.