Del.icio.us versus Wink: Who is Better?
New bookmarking tools seem to be launching every couple of months, with the latest site relaunch by Wink. Each bookmarking tool seems to have their own dedicated group of users that swear tool A is the best and tool B is awful. Is there really such a difference from one tool to the other?
On one hand you have Wink, which lets you create what they call “Collections”. They define Collections as a simple way for users to share their knowledge of a subject with other people by putting the best links for a topic all together in one place. Wink users can subscribe to other people’s collections, users can make them public and let other people add to their collections, or users can make them private so that only they can see them. Public collections will show up in the Wink search results, so that people can find the very best set of results for any search topic.
On the other hand you have Yahoo! owned del.icio.us. del.icio.us defines their service as a collection of favorites – “yours and everyone else’s.” They suggestion you use del.icio.us to, a) Keep links to your favorite articles, blogs, music, restaurant reviews, and more on del.icio.us and access them from any computer on the web, b) Share favorites with friends, family, and colleagues and c) Discover new things.
Now it seems to me, after testig both solutions personally, that we are realy talking about the same thing. If I have missed something please let me know, I would be happy to receive your comments.
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