Diigo

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

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

    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)… Read More

  • Social Annotation Site Diigo.com Recovering After Domain Hijacking Nightmare

    Social Annotation Site Diigo.com Recovering After Domain Hijacking Nightmare

    Diigo, a social bookmarking and annotation site, is finally back online 50 hours after the domain was first hijacked. It's an incredible story that involves crisis management, blackmail, investigative research, payoffs, a clever thief, and points to potential problems with the domain name registry system that could affect anyone with a website. Diigo's co-founder called it a nightmare and crisis… Read More

  • Blerp Aims To Turn The Web Into One Big Forum

    Blerp Aims To Turn The Web Into One Big Forum

    San Francisco startup RocketOn, the company behind a virtual world platform that bares the same name, has more tricks up its sleeve and is today showing off the second product it created. The web application it's introducing today is dubbed Blerp, and its ambition is to turn the Web into a giant interactive message board by making it possible for visitors to add text comments and multimedia to… Read More

  • Diigo Buys Web Page Clipping Service Furl Away From LookSmart

    Diigo Buys Web Page Clipping Service Furl Away From LookSmart

    Social bookmarking and annotation service provider Diigo has acquired web page clipping and archiving service Furl from publicly listed search advertising network company LookSmart in exchange for equity. The deal is being pitched as a partnership but looks more like a smart decision from LookSmart to offload a property that had little to do with its core business and Diigo jumping on a relevant… Read More

  • Reframe It Retreads Web Annotation As A Browser Add-On

    Reframe It Retreads Web Annotation As A Browser Add-On

    The idea of annotating the Web has been around for a long time. It goes back to a failed Web 1.0 startup called Third Voice. Today there are a handful of Web startups (Diigo, Fleck, Stickis, ShiftSpace, TrailFire) that let you mark up any Web page by adding virtual sticky notes or comments in a sidebar. One of these, ActiveWeave, had to reboot as BlogRover and eventually sold itself toRead More

  • Slingpage Lets You Share the Web With One Click (500 Private Beta Invites)

    Slingpage Lets You Share the Web With One Click (500 Private Beta Invites)

    The idea of leaving sticky notes on the Web for others to find has been tried many times, but has never really taken off. Third Voice dotbombed with the idea in the late 1990s, then Activeweave tried it with Stickis (only to abandon the idea in favor for an app called BlogRovr, which was recently acquired by BuzzLogic). The missing element was that there was never a social way to share the Web… Read More

  • Diigo Revamps Social Bookmarking Service with v3.0

    Diigo Revamps Social Bookmarking Service with v3.0

    We got word last night that Diigo will be releasing version 3.0 of its social bookmarking and webpage annotation service today. The company is calling it its biggest upgrade since 2006, when former TechCrunch writer Marshall Kirkpatrick gushed extravagantly over it. I’m personally not a daily user of Diigo, even though going back and reading Marshall’s review makes me think I should… Read More

  • Diigo to Launch Website Slideshow Feature Next Week

    Diigo to Launch Website Slideshow Feature Next Week

    Website annotation tool Diigo will officially announce its new WebSlides feature next week. The new widget is an embeddable player that presents feeds or bookmarks as live web pages in an interactive slideshow format, complete with full page content including links, comments, and ads. The widget can be sent to friends and colleagues or placed on websites, blogs, and social networks. A bit of good… Read More

  • Five Ways to Mark Up the Web

    Five Ways to Mark Up the Web

    In 1999, Eng-Sion Tan and two friends launched Third Voice, a browser plugin that would let anyone make annotations on webpages. The intent was to encourage freer speech on the internet, but many slammed it as “Web Graffiti.” The company eventually shut down. The idea of web page annotation didn’t die with Third Voice, though. New services, each with unique features, have carried… Read More

  • Diigo is a research tool that rocks

    I just looked at the new research megatool Diigo and though several bloggers have covered it in the past and in previous incarnations (including our charming leader) I think they really missed the boat when many called it an unexciting entry into the crowded social bookmarking space. This is a web based knowledge worker’s dream come true, it’s the kind of thing that makes me love web… Read More

 
  • Diigo – Enough Evolution?

    Diigo, which stands for “Digest of Internet Information, Groups and Other stuff”, is a social bookmarking site that allows users to highlight multiple content areas, including pictures, tag the page, and bookmark it. Users can also add sticky notes to a highlighted text area. It has other good features as well – see the flash demo for a good overview. Many of the bookmarking… Read More