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Bookie is a personal attempt to keep the bookmarks that I have at home<p>
synced with the bookmarks I have at work, and also to have shared bookmarks.   Bookie is a personal attempt to keep the bookmarks that I have at home
 synced with the bookmarks I have at work, and also to have shared bookmarks.  
It is an outgrowth of the bluesky <a</p>
href="http://www.mozilla.org/blue-sky/ui/199805/bookmarks.html">good
bookmarking</a> and <a<p>
href="http://www.mozilla.org/blue-sky/misc/199805/collaborative-bookmark-index.html">collaborative It is an outgrowth of the bluesky <a href="http://www.mozilla.org/blue-sky/ui/199805/bookmarks.html">good
bookmark indexing</a>.  In addition, there are sites which attack this bookmarking</a> and <a href="http://www.mozilla.org/blue-sky/misc/199805/collaborative-bookmark-index.html">collaborative
problem from another angle:  bookmark indexing</a>.  In addition, there are sites which attack this
<a href="http://renaghan.com/bookmarker/">Bookmarker</a> and  problem from another angle: 
<a href="http://www.webwizards.net/useful/wbbm.htm">Web-Based Bookmark Managers</a>. <a href="http://renaghan.com/bookmarker/">Bookmarker</a> and 
 <a href="http://www.webwizards.net/useful/wbbm.htm">Web-Based Bookmark Managers</a>.
<p>Quite frankly, bookmark management sucks.  Every person I know has a The most promising competitor to Bookie is probably
collection of bookmarks which have grown over months if not years.  Not only <a href="http://www.collaboration-world.com/cgi-bin/collaboration-world/project/index.cgi?pid=1">Xbelette</a>, 
the bookmarks themselves but the structure of the bookmark directory is which has a very nice user interface although I haven't tried it myself.
critical.  Yahoo's origin and real, underlying purpose is as a huge</p>
collection of well organized bookmarks.  Yet while it is easy to send a URL
over the web, sending branches or entire trees is impossible.  It is<p>
impossible to share the same bookmarks folder with several people, so that Quite frankly, bookmark management sucks.  Every person I know has a
all information can be synced over a department.  And it's really hard to collection of bookmarks which have grown over months if not years.  Not only
keep bookmarks synced between several locations. the bookmarks themselves but the structure of the bookmark directory is
 critical.  Yahoo's origin and real, underlying purpose is as a huge
<p>The roaming access feature in Netscape goes in the right direction of collection of well organized bookmarks.  Yet while it is easy to send a URL
solving these problems, but RDF is the perfect answer to these problems. over the web, sending branches or entire trees is impossible.  It is
Whenever a browser wants to see bookmarks, it can make a request to a impossible to share the same bookmarks folder with several people, so that
central bookmark server, and receive streamed RDF.  Likewise, whenever a all information can be synced over a department.  And it's really hard to
bookmark or branch is submitted, RDF can be sent to the server and synced keep bookmarks synced between several locations.
with all the other clients.</p>
<p> Of course, this is barely scratching the surface of what Bookie could do.<p>
 The roaming access feature in Netscape goes in the right direction of
<p>It could invalidate useless bookmarks. solving these problems, but RDF is the perfect answer to these problems.
  Whenever a browser wants to see bookmarks, it can make a request to a
<p>It could keep private bookmark folders which you could only see by central bookmark server, and receive streamed RDF.  Likewise, whenever a
typing a password.  bookmark or branch is submitted, RDF can be sent to the server and synced
 with all the other clients.
<p>It could provide folders with multiple parents so that you could have the </p>
equivalent of symlinks in folders. 
<p>
<p>It could rearrange or delete bookmarks according to your own criteria.  Ergo, Bookie.  It's a crude work in progress, but it teaches me a lot about what
 I should be doing, and lets me read and understand code written by people way 
<P>You could have limited access to bookie allowing you to add only smarter than me.
annotations to a bookmark, or submit links on an honor system so that the</p>
most popular float to the top.  (See  
<a href="http://www.ilrt.bris.ac.uk/discovery/2000/09/rudolf/recommender.html">this paper</a> 
for more information). 
 
<p>You could adjust your filter so that only the oldest or the newest bookmarks  
show up. 
 
   

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