Clipmarks is uploading their new features as we speak, and they’re just awesome.
If you are not familiar with Clipmarks, check out my earlier post…basically a folksonomy for bits of webpages rather than a link just to the page…this way you get a link to the page, but you can also display a chunk or clip from a page and add some text…you can do this as every entry has a permalink.
So think of it as del.icio.us with permalinks, and each entry can have text and a chunk from a page you are describing, also with a link to the page.
So it’s kind of like a blog folksonomy, as you can have permalinks and comments, but it is not intended for free blogging, it’s more for bookmarking a page, including a chunk of that page in your bookmark, and any text you want to add.
And of course there are tags, it’s a folksonomy after all, there are also folders, so you can have the best of both worlds.
- My clipmarks
The My Tags and My Folders sections have been joined, so you can tab between the two
- Public Clipmarks
The Top Tags and Top Clippers sections have been joined, so you can tab between the two
- Stuff I Follow
The Follower a Clipper section has been joined with a Follow a Tag to make a new section called Stuff I Follow
- Make a ClipRoll
This has enhanced the section that aggregated comments made on your clipmarks, and comments you made on other clipmarks, and taken it to a whole new level.
This is amazing, it shows what Clipmarks are being commented on as they happen.
I hope Eric (CEO) doesn’t mind but this is what he said in an email:
“So, if you and i are looking at the same clipmark we can have a conversation about it just like over instant messenger. And, of course, anyone else looking at that page can jump in…no refresh required ever”
This feature has 3 tabs: My Clips, Public Clips, Chatter I’m In
It’s kind of looking at livemarks for del.icio.us, but you are not seeing real time bookmarks, you are seeing real time comments left on bookmarks, and you can interact immediately.
It’s really promoting discussion around a bookmark, this would be perfect for news folksonomies such as Newsvine or CommonTimes, or even Digg.
If you are logged in to Clipmarks, give Chatter a go, view the Chatter Box, each entry is referring to a post, displaying the name, number of comments, how long ago the last comment was made, user who made the comment, and the owner of the post…so if there is a discussion on one post you will see several entries in a row for the same post.
Anyway to leave a comment just click on a chatter box, and it will launch to that users clipmark, just add a comment, and then watch your comment appear in the Chatter item on the right sidebar.
What would be good is if you could click on a down arrow on the Chatter item and see the recent comment without having to launch to the page.
If you tab to Chatter I’m in, you will see an aggregate of all the comments you have made, and if you tab to My Clips, you can see all the comments left on your clipmarks.
Can’t remember if there is any type of notification if someone leaves a comment on one of your clipmark’s…email, RSS comments for a user account (maybe for a tag, or for even a clipmark - maybe that’s going too far), or even in your systems tray…actually I just noticed there is an email notification.
I know other folksonomies such as Shadows and Connotea aggregate comments, but to see this in real time and jump in as it’s happening is something special.