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Thursday, March 16, 2006

Yahoo MyWeb better than del.icio.us, rollyo, et.al. for Personal / Group Learning

I've been a user of del.icio.us and have spent time experimenting with quite a few of the different social bookmarking and search tools. Certainly, there are some interesting tools out there including: Rollyo, deli.sear.ch, Magnolia, and the list gets really long. Check out these lists for a bunch more:

http://www.econsultant.com/web2/social-bookmarking-services.html
http://www.econsultant.com/web2/search-engines-software-services.html

But, I've come to the conclusion to move from del.icio.us to Yahoo's MyWeb 2.0. It provides all of the features I'm currently looking for in a personal learning, social search solution:

  1. Searching within the contents of my bookmarked pages
  2. Page caching (so I don't lose the pages I've bookmarked)
  3. Control on sharing of bookmarks (private, friends or public)
  4. Categories of Friends (so I can have family, work, etc.)
  5. Web Badge for Integration into my Blog

And there's the little fact that Yahoo acquired del.icio.us and so to me it seems that I can trust Yahoo to continue to build in this space and they likely are not going away.

My only problems are:

  • My Web 2.0 is still beta and is a little buggy
  • I need more people to use it so I get more value (but we'll probably all be using it soon when del.icio.us gets sucked in)

By the way, if you decide to give it a try, drop me a message and we can link up as friends.

Note: while Yahoo also offers a blog, an RSS reader, social networking, I'm not planning on switching to those Yahoo services anytime soon. Instead, I'll continue to use:

  • Bloglines as my RSS Aggregator/Reader. I just like it better than Yahoo's current version.
  • Blogger as my Blog engine. I like it better than the current blog engine.
  • LinkedIn as a networking tool. Has critical mass for me to get value.

Oh, and I already also use Yahoo Groups as my Group front-end, so no need to switch there.

3 comments:

SuezanneC Baskerville said...

In the sentence "I've been a users of del.icio.us", there should not be an "s" or "users".

Your link to LinkedIn has an extra "m" on "com", i.e., it says "http://www.linkedin.comm/"

SuezanneC Baskerville said...

The links to the comments aren't working, the intial parts of the urls are dupicated.

Example:
http://elearningtech.blogspot.com/2006/03/http://elearningtech.blogspot.com/2006/09/personal-and-group-learning-using-web.html

doesn't work. Remove the duplicated portion "http://elearningtech.blogspot.com/2006/03", leaving "http://elearningtech.blogspot.com/2006/09/personal-and-group-learning-using-web.html" and the links work.

Tony Karrer said...

Suezannec - thanks for the edits. Appreciate it. I can't duplicate the error around the comments. Which link are you clicking?