Archive for June, 2010
The first version of the Symbaloo bookmarker for Firefox has been published today and is available as a download. With the Firefox bookmarker, you can easily add the website you are surfing on to your Symbaloo page, just by clicking the extra button that appears in your Firefox browser.
Please share your thoughts and feedback at our forum: http://bit.ly/symbaloobookmarker
With your feedback we can upgrade the bookmarker. Currently only Firefox for Windows is supported, other browser versions might be supported in the future.
These days we see more and more company-related webmixes appearing. Together with one of the main Dutch soccernews websites, Symbaloo published the World Championship webmix which has been installed a 6.000 times yet.
Since the weather and rain widgets are amongst the most used tiles on Symbaloo, Buienradar.nl is promoting a weather webmix on its homepage right now. For people who love cooking and stumbling upon new recipes, Smulwebs’ culinary webmix is the best one to visit to create the best dinners, cocktails and desserts.
Furthermore we see the Best Mafia Movies generating lots of traffic from Google.
Some more initiatives are in the pipeline at the moment. Do you see some opportunities for your company as well? Just send us an email and we’ll explain how you get the best out of Symbaloo.
Louis Gray has created a pair of webmixes here on Symbaloo today. One of them is his choices for the 50 Top Startups in the technology world. Whether you agree with his list or not, the mix is a great way for people to see just what Louis thinks makes a great startup.
You may have different ideas on which companies should be in the webmix. You may think the whole webmix misses the boat. That’s fine. One of the great things about Symbaloo is that you have the freedom to create your own webmix and talk about it in the Symbaloo communities.
Building mixes is a simple process:
- Gather the links you want to reference
- Log in at Symbaloo.com
- Create a new empty mix
- Add a tile to the webmix
- Customize the tile’s link, title, and appearance
- Repeat steps 4 and 5 for each tile in your webmix
When you are done, share your content with the world or keep it private for your own use.
If your thoughts change, you can easily update the tiles in the webmix and add new ones as you wish. This gives you and your followers a vetted set of links and logos for whatever you are passionate about.
Symbaloo isn’t just about making your links easy for you to find and share. It is also about the conversations that the webmixes generate. We want to hear what you have to say about Louis’ lists. Check out the webmixes. Check out his blog piece. Then, head over to the community space and share your thoughts. We’ve been talking about the list since we first saw it. We would love to hear your thoughts over on the Symbaloo communities.
- What companies didn’t make the cut that you think should have?
- Would you put the companies in a different order?
- Which categories are over-represented? Which ones are missing?
We are eager to hear your thoughts, questions, and ideas. We also are eager to see what webmixes you share to the conversation. What other expert webmixes do you think we need?Hardware? Healthcare? Entrepreneurship? Or do you have other ideas?
Create your webmix and let us know they are there – we love new mixes!
June 9th, 2010 • Uncategorized
Do you read Louis Gray’s technology blog? We here at Symbaloo love his blog. Insightful, entertaining, timely. All the things you could wish for in a technology blog. Today, he has blogged about Symbaloo and shared his thoughts about us..
Since several of the people here at Symbaloo know Louis, we offered him the chance to test out the latest updates to the site. He loved what he saw on the site and decided he needed a webmix that highlights the 50 Top Startup companies . Then, he surprised us and built a second webmix of the 50 core web sites he uses and recommends.
In today’s world, few of us have time to keep up with all the new tech companies and their products. Louis has made himself the expert who you can trust to let you know what is new and what people are talking about. Each of the tiles in Louis’ webmix take you to a company he feels you should know about.
The webmix gives you a visual way to access the sites for the companies on Louis’ list. Each site has its own tile, as you can see here:
The companies in Louis’ webmix make a very wide range of products, both in the hardware and online worlds. The companies here help you keep connected with your network, learn what others have to say, and even help keep you in shape.
Updating webmixes is easy. If a company in the webmix changes their logo, Louis just needs to go to the mix, update the tile, click a link to update the webmix. Next time you come to Symbaloo, you get the updated webmix. Links are just as easy to change. Need to remove tiles? Drag them off the webmix to the trash.
The startup webmix is a great resource for anyone researching the technology world of today. Looking for a job? Many of these startups are hiring. Looking for a story for your blog? Check out the webmix and see how many post ideas it sparks. Want to create your own startups? Learn from the companies in the webmix – check out their blogs, about pages, and interactions. Learn from their successes!
That surprise webmix we mentioned? It’s just as useful. Louis pulled together icons and links for the sites he frequents regularly. Just like the startups webmix, every tile in this mix has been verified. You know that the links are right, because you know that a real person created the mix. As Louis changes the sites he wants to share, you will get the updates automatically.
Want to read more of what Louis thinks? Easy! Check out the first tile in either webmix: It takes you straight to Louis’ blog.