"eSnips is unique in several ways:Once you sign up for eSnips (it's free and fast), you get a whopping 1GB of storage space to upload and share anything that your little heart desires. You can also download the eSnips Uploader to streamline the process; it's a toolbar so that you can instantly access your eSnips from anywhere on the Web.
- eSnips is the one place on the Web for any and all digital content.
- eSnips offers one account that allows you to share anything with anyone - giving you options on who and how you want to share with.
- eSnips creates the community around you and your content - by bringing like minded people who share your interests to you."
So I signed up, and right away in my eSnips dashboard I already had pre-planned folders all ready to go, such as Photos, Videos, Web Research, etc. The first thing I started playing around with was my profile, then I headed on over to the Web tab. And this is where I REALLY started liking eSnips.
eSnips allows you to search by tag within the eSnips community; meaning that anyone who has tagged something that you are looking for, you can look at their stuff. I looked up the tag "research" and found a folder dedicated to What Is Web 2.0? I was given the option to bookmark this folder on a variety of online social bookmarking services, such as Digg, del.icio.us, Furl, etc. I could also subscribe to changes and updates in this folder via RSS, and vote whether or not I found the information useful. Last but not least, I was given a whole bunch of related/suggested information tags to keep going on my search. I definitely plan to keep playing around with eSnips.
More about social bookmarking: You might have heard the term "social bookmarking" bandied about on the Web, and really, it's just a fancy phrase for sharing your stuff. Many sites are offering searchers the option to share what they like on the Web with anyone who wants to check it out, and here's just a few of these sites:
- del.icio.us: del.icio.us has been around for a while, well, at least in social bookmarking circles. One of the best ways to find interesting Web content.
- Listible: Absolutely one of my most favorite sites. Probably because I have a weird thing for lists.
- Digg: Users find stories, users submit stories, stories get Dugg. Sites experience Digg effect and servers crash.
- Yahoo My Web 2.0: This particular service hasn't really taken off, but it's still out there.
- Popurls: Extremely useful site that has put a few social bookmarking and news/buzz tracker sites together on one page.
- Flickr: One of my most
time wastingproductive activities is to search via tag in Flickr and watch slideshows.
- MySpace: Even though the site is down more often than not, the design makes my eyes hurt, and there seems to be no rhyme or reason to it, MySpace is STILL hands down the most popular social bookmarking/social networking site on the Web.
Vote!Do you use a social bookmarking site such as the ones listed above?