[buug] bookmarks

John Withers grayarea at reddagger.org
Sun Feb 28 12:39:48 PST 2010

Delicious. Everything supports it, it works. Been using them for years
and they are always up. 

john withers

On Sun, 2010-02-28 at 11:37 -0800, Ian Zimmerman wrote:
> It's time to revisit this painful subject.  What to use for remotely
> accessible, synchronized bookmarks?  Cross-browser support is not
> important, I use firefox/iceweasel everywhere, but remote availability
> and ease of use is.
> I use Google bookmarks for a time, but I have now come to accept the
> view that they're the new Microsoft and when "Don't be evil" becomes
> less than top priority, they may use all the information available to
> them in unexpected ways.  So I am trying to find alternative non-Google
> ways to do things.
> Mozilla Weave looks like a possibility, but 1. it doesn't seem stable
> yet (especially if I use my own server) and 2. it still follows the
> paradigm of storing the bookmarks locally (in the browser), _then_
> synchronizing with the server.  To me this looks like an unnecessary
> extra step.  The bookmarks are useless anyway without net connectivity,
> so I see no reason not to store them directly on the server.
> What do my esteemed BUUG friends use?

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