Monday, January 22, 2007

Blue Dot Announces Blue Dot Buzz!

We're excited to announce a new service for Blue Dot users - Blue Dot Buzz. Most of our users love sharing their bookmarks with their friends, family, and co-workers. But we didn't previously have a very good way to see what the whole community of Blue Dot users is finding on the web. That's why we created Blue Dot Buzz.
  • Front Page: Our Front Page now has a great summary of what people are finding today on the internet across a variety of the most popular topics. We also have a tag cloud that shows the most popular topics that people are saving dots about in the last 24 hours.
  • Topic based Buzz Pages: Our new Buzz Pages record the most popular dots about almost any topic. You can come back each day, and find new content that is being recommended by the Blue Dot community. Here are some examples:
  • See what others are saying. Whenever you dot something, we'll now show you who else has dotted the same thing. Whenever you see one of your own or a friend's dot, look for the text (and N others) after the user name. You can click on that to see our new URL Detail page to see a summary of what everyone on Blue Dot has to say about that link.
  • In-line Video Players: Many of our users are dotting their favorite videos from YouTube, Google Video, and Metacafe. We've incorporated an in-line video player so you can preview those videos without having to leave the site. I think you'll find it's a great way to quickly see what your friends are sharing - and you can always click on the title of the dot to take you to the full-size original video.
As always, we'd love to hear what you think. Leave your comments here, or send us direct feedback.

3 Comments:

Blogger Adam said...

Cool features guys, great work!

1/22/07, 11:36 PM  
Blogger Marc said...

First off, congrats on the product! Over the last few weeks, Blue Dot has increasingly replaced my use of delicious. One thing that still bothers me is the fact that I have no way to export my bluedots. I'm always careful about adopting new technologies that looks like closed systems. I saw some comments on Techcrunch about this feature but I would feel much better if I had more details on how quickly this would be introduced.

1/29/07, 10:57 AM  
Blogger Mike Koss said...

You can now export all of your Dots in standard Bookmark File format (used by IE and Firefox). You can then use this file offline to view your dots, as well as import to most other bookmarking services (including del.icio.us).

Go to the Tools link at the top of the page and look for "Export Dots". Here's a direct link:

http://bluedot.us/ExportBookmarks.aspx

3/14/07, 11:06 PM  

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