The last time I used this service it was called

Seriously, I think the functionality is pretty much the same, but it's how Skimbit uses social bookmarking that makes it interesting.

Key phrases for this site are: collaboration, decision-making, web-clipping, social bookmarking.  

Okay, say you need to decide what hotel you and four lads will stay in in Paris. So you set up a Skimbit account, create a project called Paris Hotel, and invite everyone to join the project. Then each member can go off and clip suggestions from web searches at the leisure with a handy little button on their browser. Each suggestion is ranked by the critieria you set at the outset (price, location, near a bar). After a week or two, you have loads of options and a good point from which you can decide.

That's the collaborative part -- you can do it in Google Docs and it's only a little more ugly. 

But I think the social part -- the ability to view some of the other users' decisions -- that will provide the web2.0 value; it'll play a role in organizing the web's content.


September 18, 2008 at 6:04 AM Alicia said...

Thanks for the post, you really 'get' Skimbit, we really are aiming to be a non-technical version of Delicious that helps with decisions, both group ones as well as individual ones where price is not the only factor in the decision-making process.

Hope you enjoy using it! And do let us know if you have any other suggestions, we are very open to them.