Monday, August 20, 2007

Dots vs. Facebook's "Posted Items"

A common question I get asked is why someone should use Blue Dot for bookmarking when Facebook has a "Posted Items" feature. Great question! Well, it comes down to Blue Dot really being all about bookmarks -- saving, sharing, discussing, searching, and discovering them. Here are my top reasons. Feel free to add a comment with yours. Search. You can search your own Dots, your friends' Dots, or everyone's Dots. For example, find a last minute restaurant recommendation by searching your own or your friends' Dots for a restaurant. Or, if you are on the road, do the same in our mobile version. Organization. You can tag your Dots with different words like "funny" or "restaurant".
  • Also, since you automatically get a page for each tag, it's a great way to share certain Dots with certain people. I tag Dots my investment club might find useful with the tag "investment club" and then share the page with my fellow members.
Privacy. Finally, you can choose to share your Dot with everyone, certain friends, or just for yourself. For example, use Blue Dot for private research by creating Dots that only you can see.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, I just took a look at your Alexa chart at http://www.alexa.com/data/details/traffic_details?url=http%3A%2F%2Fbluedot.us

Is the recent traffic increase really accurate or is Alexa on crack? I don't see any recent changes on Bluedot that would cause that sudden traffic increase.... or maybe I'm missing it?

8/28/07, 8:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It looks like Alexa self-corrected.

9/3/07, 1:40 PM  

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