Friday August 4th, 2000
We have updated the poll to ask the question, how do you like your bookmarks? This has been a hot topic for the last few days, so we wanted to see how everyone felt about the removal of the bookmarks menu from the personal toolbar.
The last poll, how do you like your taskbar, was 2:1 in favor of a single taskbar. Vote away!
Sunday August 6th, 2000 8:35 PM
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There seems to be a bit of a discrepency between what people refer to as bookmarks and what people refer to as favorites. You see, one must pointedly (pardon the pun) enter bookmarks, for future reference, but favorites should be retained from some simple pattern recognition (# visits, for example, but date weighting is valuable -- contact me for discussion) tied to web page history.
I believe that users are more comfortable with implicit favorites (favorites by my definition above) than they are with explicit bookmarks, although both have a place. I believe that both should be offered, rigid user-specified bookmarks (ie. click: add bookmark) and favorites based on pattern recognition usage/browsing.
Where these go in the system, cosmetically, isn't particularly important so long as the bookmarks and favorites (as per the definitions above) data is available. I am not sure this is the kind of response merited by your question, but I hope it's food for thought. :-)