Soulmix Wants To Bring Back Social Bookmarking

TechCrunch

Can social bookmarking make a comeback? In the web 2.0 era, services like Delicious and Diigo were at the height of their popularity, as sort of pre-cursors to the more specialized social networking platforms that later evolved as better tools to save and share specific kinds of media: Pinterest, for inspirational imagery and links; We Heart It for photos; Twitter for news-y links and public conversations; SoundCloud for music; etc.

A newcomer called Soulmix, however, is daring to give bookmarking another go with a service that lets you build personal archives that can be shared with others.

Founder Alex Shye, a former researcher at Qualcomm, acknowledges the risk in building something like that.

“With sites like Kippt, Icebergs, and Delicious being acquired, this space seems like a dangerous place to be,” he says. “And sites with extensions don’t fare well, with Pinboard and Pinterest being the exceptions – and both…

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