Remember the bookmark – the thing you did after finding an interesting Web site that you didn’t want to forget?
The bookmark was an amazing tool because it became a personal category of online discoveries.
We were so taken with what was available on the Web that using a bookmark was an easy way to mark the spot just in case we couldn’t find the Web site again. It explained why our browsers were chock-a-block with bookmarks, even if we didn’t re-visit many of the sites.
As the Web matured, the bookmark got more advanced with services such as Del.icio.us putting the bookmark into the cloud so there was a place to store them and share our discoveries with other people. Amazing.
Today, however, the bookmark seems to have disappeared. When was the last time you bookmarked a Web site, or for that matter, used Del.icio.us? Maybe we don’t need the bookmark anymore or maybe the bookmark just hasn’t kept up with how we use the Web.
Any thoughts? Is the bookmark dead?