Posts Tagged ‘webmix’
Tune in every Tuesday as we share a tutorial each week to improve your Symbaloo skills. This week we introduce you to a new feature called tab filtering that will allow you to quickly find a webmix by using the search box.
Watch and Learn:
We recently reached 1 Million Symbaloo’ers and we thought it would be fun
to share the quirky make-up and activity of these users.
Symbaloo’ers are Power Users
At one million users, more than 10 million webmixes have been curated with over half a billion tiles created. Over 84 million minutes a week is spent on Symbaloo; enough time for a single person to be using Symbaloo for
58 days 159 years straight without sleep which would be one VERY old and cranky Symbaloo’er.
Symbaloo’ers Live Longer* (not medically proven)
It takes 15 seconds for the average person to type a url but only 5 seconds for a Symbaloo’er to find and click their Symbaloo tile. At this rate, a long time Symbaloo’er who clicks at least 10 tiles per day would save 24 whole days of typing in their lifetime. (If they started using Symbaloo at age 5 and lived to be 85) So, maybe Symbaloo doesn’t make you live longer but we sure add value to those last 24 days.
Symbaloo’ers are Diverse
Symbaloo’ers of all types, speaking many different languages can be found in almost 200 countries around the world. We even have a single user in the three countries of Fiji, Greenland and Burundi.
We are still anxiously awaiting the King of Zamunda to join Symbaloo…
December 18th, 2010 • 5 comments press, updates
Tags: bookmark, bookmarker, bookmarking, Bookmarks, Chrome, Delicious, device, embed, firefox, flickr, free, Gallery, Google, Google Index, GoogleDocs, index, ipad, links, Media, multi-device, Photos, rss, rss feeds, Slideshows, symbaloo, tagging, tags, tiles, Video, visual, webmix, webmixes, Yahoo, youtube
As news of Yahoo’s Delicious bookmarking site coming to an end hits bookmarking enthusiasts worldwide we question whether some are ready for a change. What is the Future of Bookmarking?
Delicious users, we feel your pain and offer a solution that is quite contrary to the status quo. Imagine seeing all your bookmarks visually, being able to search for collections of bookmarks around one topic and being able to share them to Twitter and Facebook with the click of a button. That is in fact possible now on Symbaloo and we are currently developing a solution to import your bookmarks from Delicious that will be available soon.
Why Symbaloo? Symbaloo is a visual way to save and organize your online bookmarks. We are free of charge and free of advertising. Colors, icons, images and text can all be used simultaneously to identify your bookmarks. Videos, slideshows and photo albums can easily be embedded for quick access without having to leave Symbaloo. Your bookmarks go with you where ever you go. They can be accessed from any computer or device such as the ipad, whiteboards or tablets.
Many services are embeddable on Symbaloo such as Youtube, GoogleDocs, Flickr and more with many more on the way. See all embeddable services on Symbaloo.
Tired of Tagging? Our pre-populated and user generated database contains thousands of pre-tagged tiles. Simply search within our tile search box for your favorite sites. For those who still have the itch for tagging, the option is still there but by tagging groups of links into what we call a webmix, you are now making it easier for everyone to find collections of valuable resources all centered around one topic.
Social sharing is easy on Symbaloo. Users have the option to share their webmixes publicly by publishing to our Symbaloo Gallery, which indexes to Google, or they can share privately through email, Twitter and Facebook.
Quick saving is a must. To make bookmarking your favorite sites even easier we have a Symbaloo Bookmarker add-on available for Firefox and Chrome. If you are browsing websites and would like to bookmark it to your Symbaloo you simply click on the Symbaloo Bookmarker that you have installed to your browser toolbar and it will add the bookmark to Symbaloo without leaving the site that you are on.
Have the news come to you! Another added feature is the ability to bookmark RSS feeds. Save your favorite news sources, blogs and Twitter updates all simultaneously on one visual interface.
Finally, we would like to mention again that Symbaloo is free of charge and free of advertising.
We welcome your feedback on what features you would like to have when importing from Delicious and encourage you to share in the comments below.
Create, share, and discover the new bookmarking possibilities with Symbaloo.
Symbaloo is most commonly used as a personal startpage. By setting it as your homepage on your browser, you can start with your online favorites everyday. Over time we have seen it progress and used in many other ways. Each week we will be posting a different way that Symbaloo can be used. This is week 2: Symbaloo as an Event Resource. Come back weekly to get more details.
Have you ever attended an event and wanted to know which major people or companies are going to be there? Or maybe the best hotels or restaurants in the area? You can search to see if a webmix has been generated for an event you will be attending and if there isn’t one available you can create one and share it with other people who will be attending. Check out this example that was made for Ad-Tech New York.
This is a great way to find out more information about an event, book hotel and flight and see what there is to do around the event!
Email us if you would like more information on how to set this up.
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!
In this this post I’d like to share something with you, that we have been very active with lately: great webmixes made by experts or fans. For those of you, who don’t know where to find webmixes, the Symbaloo Gallery contains many interesting and useful webmixes about a great variety of topics. You can simply open the gallery, by clicking on the plus sign on top of the site.
Most of the webmixes that you’ll find in the gallery are made by Symbaloo users that are an expert or have passion for a certain topic. There are even companies and websites that have published their own webmix, and keep it up to date with the latest news and relevant links. This way they extend their services to their clients or employees.
Everyday we select a webmix that we think is fun or useful and award is as webmix of the day. We publish the link on our Twitter, Facebook, Hyves and other social network accounts. At the moment, we publish an American and Dutch webmix of the day. Below you can see two examples
Help us to find and publish great webmixes to help and inspire other Symbaloo users around the globe. Please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org what webmix you think should be awarded.
Time flies when you’re having fun, so they say. And to be honest some things are great indeed, others are just work. Klaas is spending a lot of time with legal people to ensure that everything we do is well validated. Meanwhile the US Team (based in Orange County CA) is doing a great job on content and setting up business partnerships. In order to boost progress we’ve sent Sander, our Dutch Business Development Manager, over to CA. Sander enjoys working with the US team a lot and is very impressed how quickly things are going. His main focus for the upcoming period is the development of hundreds of webmixes. A webmix is a page filled with tiles around a certain topic made by an expert. We already have some great ones about things like music, sports, health etc, etc…