Collecting and cultivating

December 7, 2009 | Leave a comment

As research for a new project I intend to launch, I’ve been using a variety of sharing and bookmarking services to keep track of web resources I’ve found interesting. I think the parallel processes of bookmarking, sharing and publishing can all be improved upon, and the new tool has a simple elevator pitch: share anything, from anywhere.

In the meantime, I’ve started a Tumblr to collect all these links in one place. You can find it at http://benwerd.tumblr.com/, and while most of the content is web-related, I make no apologies for including articles on other subjects that I find fascinating. Of course, a next generation sharing tool would understand how to break my resources up into categories based on their content, perhaps using simple rules I’d set out, and would be highly customizable, extensible, decentralized and secure. It would also be agnostic to my choice of identity provider.