Yahoo! Bookmarks BETA Blows!

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Yahoo! Bookmarks BETA blows big time. Thomas Vander Wal reviews Yahoo!’s long overdue update to the popular bookmarking tool and calls it an Alpha at best and I think that’s being generous. A ton of the primary functionality doesn’t even work – it’s bad to the point where I’m abandoning Yahoo! Bookmarks and heading off to del.icio.us for the 1st time and I’ve been using Yahoo! bookmarks for years. Yes, I know, Yahoo! owns del.icio.us but they haven’t managed to screw it up yet – fortunately. Yahoo! gets 0 credit for anything to do with del.icio.us. I almost didn’t install the del.icio.us toolbar buttons for IE because the setup was signed by Yahoo! A company with the kind of engineering and QA resources Yahoo! has – has no business publishing crap like this for public consumption. Stay far, far, away from Yahoo! bookmarks BETA. The mess that happend with the recent Yahoo! Toolbar update just adds fuel to my fire. I’m loosing all confidence in Yahoo! and I’m starting to agree with some of the voices that are saying Yahoo! will be the next AOL. Keep it up Yahoo! – good looks will only get you so far.

Update 01/05: Tom Chi, Yahoo! Bookmarks Product Lead, is in the comments. Yahoo! Bookmarks BETA is still totally un-usable for me and I’ve pulled it off 3 of my machines in favor of del.icio.us – which I’m really starting to like.

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4 Responses to “Yahoo! Bookmarks BETA Blows!”
  1. Tom Chi
    12.23.2006

    Thomas is a big fan of MyWeb, so the consolidation of bookmarks properties at Yahoo isn’t making him too happy.
    I’m the product lead for Bookmarks and MyWeb. Can you contact me with the specific problems that you’ve had? We’ve been processing feedback from everywhere and hopefully we can fix some of the issues you’ve run in to.
    Thanks!
    Tom

  2. 12.23.2006

    Tom,
    I’ll send you an e-mail with some specifics but Thomas’ summary of the problems he’s having with the product are pretty close to my own.
    One way or the other – your response here impressed me. You took the time to respond, in person, on a Saturday morning during the holidays. Well done – that shows a true sense of ownership and responsibility for your product and that’s a good thing.
    Thank you,
    Cale

  3. 12.23.2006

    Tom,
    I’ll send you an e-mail with some specifics but Thomas’ summary of the problems he’s having with the product are pretty close to my own.
    One way or the other – your response here impressed me. You took the time to respond, in person, on a Saturday morning during the holidays. Well done – that shows a true sense of ownership and responsibility for your product and that’s a good thing.
    Thank you,
    Cale

  4. 02.10.2007

    I whole-heartedly agree … I absolutely HATE the new Yahoo bookmarks.
    Like you, I’ve been using them for years and it was easy to use and helpful but now?
    I’m so out of there and am going to find another bookmark site.
    I am sooo disappointed!

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