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May 26, 2006

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Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhards --

Which online web-archiving service to commit to: Furl, or Google's new Notebook? Furl stores actual copies of the webpages that interest you, while Google only stores URLs. But Google allows you to store your own scribbles and notes too. But Furl is more fun in a Flickr "sharing" way. But Google seems more likely to be around for the long term.

Or do I let go of the "online" fixation and use nothing but Yojimbo? But it's great to be able to access everything from any computer that's online ...

Oh, dear: I'm starting to feel disorganized again. Why oh why isn't Yojimbo a web-based application?



posted by Michael at May 26, 2006


Couldn't you try each system for a short period before you commit to one of them?

Posted by: Jonathan on May 26, 2006 1:50 PM

Trying each program for a short period is how I discovered their pluses and minuses! Sometimes research and experience don't resolve dilemmas, darn it.

Posted by: Michael Blowhard on May 26, 2006 5:47 PM

After hearing that Google News is blacklisting sites that tell the truth about Islam, and their spinelessness vis a vis China, I'm never going to use a Google product again if I can help it. Now to get off Blogspot somehow. It's more effective than voting!

Posted by: Robert Speirs on May 26, 2006 9:46 PM

Try - it works pretty well.

Posted by: KO on May 27, 2006 2:08 AM

I don't have any experience with any of these but I notice that John Baker has Furl on his site. You may wish to drop him a note.

Posted by: Steve Clackson on May 28, 2006 6:06 PM

Spewing racist hatred = telling the truth????

News to me. BTW, I'm and atheist if it matters. I just happened to dislike blatant lies.

Posted by: J. Public on May 29, 2006 8:11 PM

J. Public - Was that comment meant for another posting? Interested to learn which.

BTW, and FWIW: I seem to be settling on Spurl as my online bookmark/archive manager. Prettier and more sensibly organized than Delicious, more versatile than Google or Furl ... Or so it seems to me anyway. Here's hoping I don't change my mind yet again ....

Posted by: Michael Blowhard on May 30, 2006 11:56 AM

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