Google may be about to ditch bookmarks and take on Pocket with Google Stars
0. phoneArena 07 May 2014, 11:02 posted on
Google always has a number of projects in the works at any given time, and many of the projects are looking at ways to evolve existing products. One feature that many of us use that is in dire need of an overhaul is bookmarks, and new info is showing off what Google hopes is the next evolution of bookmarks, called Google Stars...
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1. magnanimus (Posts: 373; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)
"Everything you save will be monitored by Google" I really hope Google tries to convince us security is worth sacrificing for comfort.
5. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
Google doesn't even try very hard any more to come up with good lies on how some invasive data grab is really for an individual's good.
2. seanwhat (Posts: 198; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)
yeah screw this, bookmarks are fine the way they are. google have been riding the change for the sake of change bandwagon for a while now and it's getting annoying.
3. ihavenoname (Posts: 1561; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)
I have Pocket on my phone, tablet and PC. I gotta say that I don't really use it at all. Bookmarks might be old-fashioned, but "if it ain't broke, don't fix it."
4. buccob (Posts: 1713; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)
Well in my case, I have pocket in my notebook and phone, and use it to read articles I've save when on Wi-Fi, after my data plan has reached its limit.
6. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 1380; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)
"...so you can discover 'patterns' in your content..." Uh, right, it's only to benefit the user. Makes sense, coming from a company that only cares about selling more ads based on your data. It's Apple's "Reading List" with a side of data mining.
7. jroc74 (Posts: 5201; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
"It would be an expansion of what happens when you tap the star icon in Chrome. Rather than just saving the link, Google Stars would automatically generate tags for the content and organize it, so you can "discover patterns" in your content."
Since this exactly how I use Google bookmarks....I dont see what all the fuss is about....
Only difference is I have to make the tags myself. I would probably still wanna do some tags myself, depending on whats auto generated...