Wow! great read. Saved to raindrop.io
Wow! That looks cool. I am still using Delicious. Have to give this a try.
Funny joke about how I saved it to the bookmark product I use.
Great comment. Bookmarked!
The shitposting on DN is getting overwhelming.
me too thanks
I decided to only use Chtome bookmarks but keep 5 bookmarks at a time, I first read/adress them before I add new ones. It helps me a lot from cluttering them by bookmarking everything I encounter.
Interesting theory, I have tried to use the top bar for important links. But the dropdown for the "one day i'll read this", do you move the read links to an archive folder?
Nope, if I don't read the links within a week I remove them, because I'm probably not gonna read them anyway. There's just too many interesting stuff out there, and we kind of have this urgence to keep up with everything.
Short answer: I delete them afterwards.
My fear is that some day I'll want to refer to that old link, and despite my years of Google-fu training, I won't be able to find that resource again. So I'm a proponent of Pinboard from a data retention standpoint.
I super admire your discipline with this approach, though. My Instapaper/Read Later lists are a mile long... :)
@Zeh I think you are using the chrome bookmarks plugin. I find that quite frustrating to use too.
I actually prefer using the default chrome bookmarks. Everything is accessible from the keyboard and it takes me around 2-3 seconds to save.
Yeah, I tried the default version too, but I have the same problem to organize link in folders: spend time saving and thinking how folder/tags apply.
Waiting for tomorrow's Medium article: "Zeh is wrong. Bookmarks aren't dead!"
yes. me too :)
Good article. I also faced a lot of issues regarding bookmarking and managing my knowledge. Too much of pain in managing and retrieve when it required . Me and my friends making a tool to do better management and content retrieval. Right now we are in alpha stage and doing and observing user.
Speaking of Delicious, bookmarked!
I don't like Evernote, but it's the best tool I've seen for the job. Hit cmd+B, tab, add a few descriptive tags, then hit enter to save it out.
Everything sits in a massive archive, search by the tags you added at the time, or if you're searching generically Evernote indexes the content of the page you bookmarked...which is pretty useful
If you disable all of their UI, it's slightly more usable
I'm not convinced the problem statement is a big enough barrier to say bookmarks are dead for everyone.
It's not ideal having to figure out which folder to store things in and click a couple of times to save a page to it but I personally think I'd find that trade-off worth it when if I'm looking for a page about Sass tools I know I can just look in my organised Chrome folder called /web/sass resources/ and find it rather than perform a fuzzy search for something that might need a little more than just "I'm looking for something that .. err .. Sass .."
I can see how it would be useful for things like images but at least in my personal case, I find the up-front organisation required to categorise something when I save it helps to find it quickly and easily down the line.
But imagine you don't need to think about save a link. What sass tool are you looking for? (for example, one that you saw on Github)
In your search, you type links about sass that I visited in Github.
"Chrome's bookmark system has many usability problems, the main one being that you need to click three times to save one link in a specific folder"
It depends on how you organize your bookmarks bar, in my case, I just drag them to the specific folder (desktop, of course).
Also: " They have already failed, becoming weird, accumulating useless features, prioritizing recommendations rather than helping users collect and save links." Not this one: http://www.pinboard.in. It´s an old model, boring page, but lighting fast, love it!
But imagine you don't need to think about save a link, every time will remember some content that you read or GitHub repository you want to find again. Boom it's already there!
It´s an interesting discussion. First there are some privacy issues, but let´s put that aside.
Google already has something like this if you are a heavy user of their services and products. It´s a little burried in your settings. Here is the url: https://myactivity.google.com/myactivity.
In this page you can search, browse, filter by product and range of dates of all your activities including navigation.
I fully understand the concept and I think it´s useful in some situations. But I really prefer a more controled way of organizing my bookmarks.
Both concepts can easily cohexists IMHO..
I must have missed something. I didn't see a useful solution in his critique of bookmarks.
I only use bookmarks for sites that I need to access really fast (like 3 or four), for the rest I am saving in the gmail inbox with a chrome extension. Really useful and really fast.
I guess that's why products like https://www.bookmark.com are now a web design company and not anything to do with bookmarking websites.