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Yahoo unveils new Bookmarks site to replace MyWeb

Yahoo Bookmarks LogoFinally, Yahoo admits that it's venerable Bookmark service is in need of an update and is about to unveil a new beta version.

To compete with the other big guys (Google Bookmarks & Windows Live Favorites), this release will bring the following:
  • Advanced search functionality
  • Thumbnails for quickly recognizing sites
  • Convenient drag-and-drop management
  • Organize bookmarks with folders and tags
  • Ability to save page content along with the URL
  • Editing abilities when saving
  • An end to the 1000 bookmark limit
For those of us that are regular users of MyWeb, this list will look awfully familiar - it reads like a decent enhancement of the 'social bookmarking for the masses' service that's been out for a while now.

However, the post from the team mentions this:

"Yahoo! Bookmarks will focus on personal saving, organization, and recovery while our comrades at del.icio.us will concentrate on meeting your social bookmarking and sharing needs. For users of MyWeb, your bookmarks are safe, and in a few months you'll be able to roll over to either Yahoo! Bookmarks or del.icio.us."

I'm not sure how I feel about this - I use both MyWeb and del.icio.us, and MyWeb is clearly the easier of the 2 (especially with the integration of Yahoo 360). That said, I am happy that they have thrown their support over the acquisition as it matures.

More details and screenshots can be found on Techcrunch. If you want to try it yourself, it's available here...

Tags: beta, bookmarks, del.icio.us, myweb, update, yahoo

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