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BlogMarks

Social Bookmarking Service


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Published 07/20/2011 and rated Ratingstars1 1 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

BlogMarks is a public blog bookmarking site that gives users a place to find blogs and share them for more exposure on the web. Users can visit the site and check out a list of publically submitted blog bookmarks. Each bookmark includes the blog name, a small thumbnail image of the site, who submitted it and a list of all applicable tags. The user can also explore a list of public tags in a cloud along the right hand side of the homepage. These cover a diverse collection of topics, ranging from JavaScript, internet and Facebook to French, Google and Twitter. The blog bookmarks are sorted by the date they were submitted so the user can review the most recent additions to the list when they arrive on the BlogMarks homepage.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

BlogMarks was founded late in 2003. Based in France, the organization is a non-profit group that operates independently. The concept for BlogMarks was born out of the desire to keep the web free and sustainable. The creators wanted to give bloggers another place to increase their audience and show off their work. Today, BlogMarks is undergoing renovations and a re-launch, but still adheres to its original commitment to keep the web free and accessible.

What are the differences to other apps?

Absolutely none. Other sites like del.icio.us have a bigger user base, which has more content for the most part, so one can't really say there is much difference from this site.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

The BlogMarks website is designed into three main columns with a dark header that spans the top of the page. To the left, a brown background highlights the first column that includes an explanation of what the site is and why it was made along with the log in area. The wider, center column shows the user a list of recently added blogs with their titles, submitter name and date. To the right, the user can find a column with a white background and a cloud of popular tags.

How does the registration process work?

Visitors can explore the recent blog posts and tags on BlogMarks without signing in. All visitors are given unlimited access to the blog links and tags. The site does offer an account option, however it is currently disabled and requires an invitation. This will change once the site has completed its update and is officially re-launched. Until that happens, users can contact the BlogMarks team using the links at the bottom of the homepage (in the dark grey footer) to request an invitation, which will be left up to the discretion of the BlogMarks team.

What does it cost to use the application?

BlogMarks is a free service. No premium paid membership is currently offered. All users are given the same access to all features. Given the creator’s commitment to free web tools and status as a non-profit, it is doubtful that this will change after the site re-launches.

Who would you recommend the application to?

This site is not recommended to those who want to start social book marking, but to those who want a more French oriented community and already have friends signed up. There are other, better alternatives for new people to experiment with.

  • Bookmark websites you find on the web
  • Share your bookmarks
  • Browse through other peoples bookmarks
  • Tagging that allows your friends to find your bookmarks
  • Add friends that join as well


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