Diigo, A Tool For Highlighting And Adding Sticky Notes To The Web, Gets A Facelift

Few people realize it, but the concept of annotating the web helped Google to its path to success. In a 2003 talk by Google Founder Larry Page, a note taker captured this quote (highlighted on a Diigo page, which demonstrates a key Diigo sharing feature):

“It wasn’t that we intended to build a search engine. We built a ranking system to deal with annotations. We wanted to annotate the web–build a system so that after you’d viewed a page you could click and see what smart comments other people had about it.”

The system they built was called PageRank, and Page said “only later did we realize that PageRank was much more useful for search than for annotation.”

TechCrunch

The social bookmarking, web annotation and research tool Diigo is launching a redesign and refresh today. The site has 7 million registered users, but the boot-strapped company is seeking a path to profitability. The founder tells TechCrunch the simple fact Diigo is alive and kicking, while many players in the space have failed, reveals some important lessons.

Diigo (pronounced Dee’go) launched in 2005 as an online bookmarking site. It soon added the ability to annotate and collect the web by highlighting and adding sticky notes to webpages. At the time, TechCrunch Founder Michael Arrington wrote that he liked Diigo but questioned how many of these sites “can make the cut”.

Eight years later, we have the answer. Not many. A survey by Hypothes.is shows that of 56 companies that tried to build annotation tools, most are either Defunct, Living Dead, or have Limited Use. The five that remain in wide…

View original post 828 more words

About plerudulier

Primarily interested in interacting and engaging with people about issues related to profession but also charity, environment, ... you get the idea.

Trackbacks / Pingbacks

  1. Weekly blog posts (weekly) | Lelapin's Weblog - September 1, 2013

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Me & My SharePoint [FrontEnd]

© Christian Stahl - All about SharePoint branding & customizations

La Petite Espagne de la plaine saint denis

L'immigration espagnole à Saint-Denis / La emigración española a Francia

Valeurs de la culture

Carnet de recherches de Dominique Sagot-Duvauroux

Papilles en Balade

Dans ma cuisine, dans mes balades, en Bourgogne et ailleurs... Suivez mes papilles !

J'ai pris parti

A gauche toute!

dominik schachtsiek

My website more focussed on expertise - less opinionated as www.opinionated-alchemist.com

The Travelographer and Me

He does photos, I do words

Pensée positive, Un peu de sens ...

Positiver , nuancer, se decupler.

panta rei

les dits de la clepsydre

Pogoer 2.0: Wes Eichenwald's blog

Testing the limits of optimism against a bucketful of tragedy

a fresh drawing everyday

since october 2010, I´m posting a sketch per day

Le Comptoir

« Le comptoir d'un café est le parlement du peuple » Honoré de Balzac

Rapid Innovation in digital time

Accelerating Innovation in harmony

Bibliothèque de combat

Amassez des trésors dans le Ciel (Mt 6, 20)

Le coin lecture d'Arsène

La sélection du CDI décortiquée pour vous !

%d bloggers like this: