Google Does Bookmarks

It seems that Google is probably gonna take my idea to a new level. They’ve got the majority of the web searches (although, not mine).

I’ve gotten about 1/2 of the bookmarking service I want up and running, but unfortunately, I’m getting stuck at the synchronization part. If there’s anyone out there who has some great ideas on how to retrieve the bookmarks of Firefox and IE users (quickly, easily and as seemless as possible – ie, something easier than making them export and then upload the file), I’d love to hear from ya.

If I can’t figure this one thing out, it is going to be tough to compete. Simplicity will gain userbase. Otherwise it might just be looked at as another delicious/magnolia/whatever but with the added search engine. Good, but not really a competitive barrier. Anyone could do that pretty quickly….. which leads me to the next thought.

I did see a great little bookmarking service out there that is well built, independant (one owner/developer), and seems to be pretty solid. If I can, I might just think about purchasing it and then going after some financing to fund finding a developer to spend some time and figure out the sync issue.

Well, I guess this post got a little off track, but that’s ok. If you know someone who can help with any of the above issues, feel free to give me a shout.

[tags]google, bookmarks, social bookmarks, firefox, ie, delicious, magnolia[/tags]

Nate Ritter lives in the Pacific Northwest (U.S.), popularized the #hashtag and creates web applications for a living. He also does miles and point hacking to enable cheap travel for his family. More here →

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