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Written by Alex Iskold and edited by Richard MacManus. The social bookmarking market is in a steady state with two dominant players - del.icio.us and StumbleUpon . The rest of the pack, including Yahoo MyWeb, appears to be substantially behind. Will they catch up? In this post we attempt to answer that question.
I am not a big fan of Web annotation services that let people add their own virtual Sticky Notes or comments to Web pages for others to see. But Web annotation is back with the launch today of Google’s Sidewiki . To be honest, I don’t have high hopes for Sidewiki.
San Francisco startup RocketOn , the company behind a virtual world platform that bares the same name, has more tricks up its sleeve and is today showing off the second product it created. The web application it’s introducing today is dubbed Blerp , and its ambition is to turn the Web into a giant interactive message board by making it possible for visitors to add text comments and multimedia to existing web pages and share them with their friends.
Social bookmarking and annotation service provider Diigo has acquired web page clipping and archiving service Furl from publicly listed search advertising network company LookSmart in exchange for equity.
The idea of annotating the Web has been around for a long time.
I believe we’ve all experienced some of the repercussions that have come from having so much information at our fingertips.
The idea of leaving sticky notes on the Web for others to find has been tried many times, but has never really taken off. Third Voice dotbombed with the idea in the late 1990s, then Activeweave tried it with Stickis (only to abandon the idea in favor for an app called BlogRovr, which was recently acquired by BuzzLogic ).
We got word last night that Diigo will be releasing version 3.0 of its social bookmarking and webpage annotation service today.
I see Louis Gray has posted a list of his 10 top new web services for 2008 .
Scoble says in the comments that Diigo saw nice growth in 2008 by Jul 28
I was impressed by the preview I got in September of the bookmarking and Web annotation tool Diigo 3.0 . It's taken the company until this morning to release this version to the public.
Website annotation tool Diigo will officially announce its new WebSlides feature next week.
Diigo.com announced their re-launch today with an information network unlike any we have seen in scope or capability. The new Diigo network being unveiled at DEMOfall 07 creates global communities around data, information, interests and knowledge. These new communities engage and connect people around the content they collect and use.
In 1999, Eng-Sion Tan and two friends launched Third Voice, a browser plugin that would let anyone make annotations on webpages. The intent was to encourage freer speech on the internet, but many slammed it as “Web Graffiti.”
I just looked at the new research megatool Diigo and though several bloggers have covered it in the past and in previous incarnations (including our charming leader ) I think they really missed the boat when many called it an unexciting entry into the crowded social bookmarking space.
Diigo , known for its social annotation, finally went public yesterday.