Just When You Thought That Social Bookmarking Was Dead

Remember when social bookmarking sites were the bomb and everyone was rushing out to set up their accounts? It seems that they don’t get quite the mention and create the stir and frenzy that they once did. I guess we can blame newcomers Twitter and Facebook for that.

I thought it’d be interesting to see what’s cooking with the social book marking sites these days ….

 

Pinterest to Disable Affiliate Links, Redirects and Tracking on Pins

http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/pinterest-to-disable-affiliate-links-redirects-and-tracking-on-pins/615517

The social bookmarking site sent its users an email notifying them that affiliate, redirects and trackers on pins would be automatically removed. The email also noted that users could still participate in paid social media marketing, but they would have to abide by the company’s acceptable use policy.

Soulmix Launches To Bring Back Social Bookmarking

http://techcrunch.com/2014/08/05/soulmix-wants-to-bring-back-social-bookmarking/Can social bookmarking make a comeback? In the web 2.0 era, services like Delicious and Diigo were at the height of their popularity, as sort of pre-cursors to the more specialized social networking platforms that later evolved as better tools to save and share specific kinds of media: Pinterest, for inspirational imagery and links; We Heart It for photos; Twitter for news-y links and public conversations; SoundCloud for music; etc.

Ad Experiments Come To Delicious As It Updates Social Bookmarking API With Authentication, Rate Limits | TechCrunch

http://techcrunch.com/2014/01/11/delicious-api-advertising/Delicious, the veteran bookmarking site that last year released a rebuilt version of its service, is moving into its next phase of growth: the company has announced a new version of its API that gives it more security and control over data that is passed through the platform; and it is going to begin to run advertising alongside content on the site.

As Social Bookmarking Reignites, Venture-Backed Clipboard Acquires Clipmarks & Amplify | TechCrunch

http://techcrunch.com/2012/02/17/as-social-bookmarking-reignites-venture-backed-clipboard-acquires-clipmarks-amplify/In 2007, TechCrunch reported Clipmarks may have been acquired by Forbes, during a time when Delicious still reigned in the social bookmarking space. But instead of improving on the original Clipmarks product itself, Forbes spun it back around as a new service called Amplify.

As you can see, social bookmarking is very much alive and well. It’s just that the newest kids on the block have sucked up more of the news and spotlight than the older internet tools. So if you have shied away from social bookmarking, then you need to reconsider.

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