Del.icio.us versus Wink: Who is Better?

September 6, 2006 at 8:32 pm 6 comments

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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  • […] At its core, del.icio.us is a bookmarking system: a place to store all those links that don’t fit in a “Favorites” folder. But it took off because it offers everyone what Muxway had offered Schachter: a way not just to collect links in one place but also to organize them. As people trawled the Web, they could tag interesting pages using whatever words they wanted, and del.icio.us would keep track of them all. “You bookmark for one of two reasons: either you think you’re going to need that page again somewhere down the road, or you don’t have time to read it now, but you want to read it later,” Schachter says. “The challenge is, once you’ve got all these bookmarks, how do you manage them? The problem were really dealing with is memory and recall, and using technology to make your memory more scalable.” […]

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  • 2. Wink Beta 2 is Live « TechAddress  |  September 19, 2006 at 6:40 pm

    […] Wink is a Social Search Engine that uses people’s contributions and feedback – like bookmarking, rating, and organizing links – to make it easier to find and share current, relevant results. TechAddress posted an article on September 6th, 2006 entitled, “Del.icio.us versus Wink: Who is Better?” that compared Wink versus its competitor Del.icio.us, which was recently acquired by Yahoo!. […]

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  • 3. Otis Gospodnetic  |  September 20, 2006 at 1:43 am

    This is a bit of an apples and oranges comparison. Using Simpy for comparison with del.icio.us would be a closer match.

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  • 4. techaddress  |  September 20, 2006 at 1:15 pm

    Hello Otis,

    Thanks for the reply. If you represent Simpy.com please post another comment and insert your email address that we can receive it and can contact you directly. We would be happen to interview so you can share your thoughts about your company and its technology/services.

    Thanks for reading!

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  • […] its core, del.icio.us is a bookmarking system: a place to store all those links that don’t fit in a “Favorites” folder. […]

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  • 6. Hekaoala  |  August 28, 2007 at 10:13 pm

    very interesting
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