Our final Tweet

For those of you who have tried bookmarking in the past half hour, you may have noticed that all your efforts were taking you to Twitter . This is because they have updated their code to the point where not only can we not access their site anymore via Social Marker, but it also interrupts our whole bookmarking process. As such, we’ve had to remove it from our list of bookmarking sites.

We don’t intend to contact them, as we are still waiting for a response from the StumbleUpon staff, 4 months after we sent them an email, and expect efforts with Twitter to be equally fruitless. We are sorry for the inconvenience, but rest assured, this was our last resort! To those who have unsuccessfully tried bookmarking, thank you for your patience with us! You are now able to bookmark again!

Social Marker updates – part 2

We’ve just completed the second series of modifications in the process of updating Social Marker. You may scan through the site and try to find them yourselves, or simply read about them in this and the previous post. Again, these changes are aimed at maximizing you social bookmarking experience, so we would appreciate any feedback from you, either by leaving comments or by contacting us.

The new series of changes includes:

  • The Latest blog post snippet on our home page, so users can easily see if our blog has been updated recently
  • The new buttons in the top-right corner of our home page
  • The Home button in our blog, which redirects you to the Social Marker main page now, rather than the blog’s main page
  • Added the WordPress Plugin button, as we are in the process of making our plugin official with WordPress.org
  • Improved the overall performance of the site’s code
  • Fixed a few display bugs that appeared in Linux

More changes to come as we manage to implement them!

Social Marker updates – part 1

As you may have noticed, the home Social Marker home page seems a bit different today. Well, you’re absolutely right – what you’re seeing is a multi-step process that we’ve started implementing – a series of changes to our service, in order to improve it. We hope that you will find the changes to be for the best.

Please don’t hesitate to post a comment or contact us if you have any suggestions for future changes, complaints about the current ones or you just want your opinion to be heard. Either way, we’ll be more than glad to read through them!

Changes so far include:

  • Modified the basic layout of the home page (text order)
  • Moved the Submit button to the bottom of the submission form
  • Created a Videos page for videos on social bookmarking and how to use Social Marker; it is accessible from the bottom of the How to use it section of our home page
  • Modified the image for the Social Marker All-in-one Bookmarking Button
  • Rearranged the existing information on our FAQ and added some more

Check back regularly for more information on future changes!

Social Marker Downtime

As you may have noticed, our service had experienced a bit of downtime recently. This was due to the server being stuck at Intel’s PXE (Preboot Execution Environment) Network Boot, an issue which has been fixed as soon as we figured out the problem.

We are sorry for the inconvenience that this issue may have caused you and hope that we will be able to avoid such problems in the future. If you are still experiencing technical difficulties with our site, don’t forget to contact us!

Help wanted – Voice needed

As you may have noticed over the past few months, Social Marker has become interactive, through the blog posts about recent memorable events. Well, we’re just about ready to take it to the next step now, as we are asking our users for help.

One of our staff members is currently trying to finish a personal project of his and has hit a bit of a snag with the advertising bit. What we are looking for is a suitable voice for a commercial we are making.

If you think you have a pleasant voice and would like to help us out, here’s how. Simply get your hands on a microphone and record the following 6 phrases:

Matt sat at that flat.
He knew Lou through Drew.
We three see free tea.
Make Jake bake eight cakes.
James blames girls’ names.
Internet marketing is a simple science.

They will give us enough information to determine if you have the voice we are looking for. Once you’re satisfied with your recording, simply send it via the Contact page, with the title ‘Voice Recording’.

All entries must be sent in until Sunday, April 26th at midnight GMT. The results will be posted on the blog on Monday and colaboration will start as soon as possible. And just to make sure we’re on the same page, I have to specify the following: while your contribution is greatly appreciated, we will not pay for it. We have kept our service free, so we expect the same from all participants!

Stumbled Upon Issues

As some of you may have noticed, we’ve been having issues with StumbleUpon recently, as our service kept redirecting you to their home page. We have tried to solve said issues, yet with no avail. It saddens me to say this, yet we had to temporarily remove StumbleUpon from our list.

Right now, we are trying to reach a compromise with their staff, however, if we don’t find a solution, the service may be removed from our list for good. We are sorry for all the bugs this weekend and realize that this is not the best solution, yet it seems to be the only one at this point.

Check back for more updates on the matter!

Play by the rules

I’d like to issue a fair warning out to all of you social bookmarkers: Please make sure that you are aware of the terms and conditions of the service you are submitting to. Tip’d has been confirmed to ban people that submit bookmarks unrelated to the site’s financial nature, and I’m sure that it isn’t the only service with this policy.

We strongly encourage you that you do not post your bookmarks without first checking that you are not in violation of the site’s terms. We would not want you to be banned or otherwise inconvenienced because of a mistake such as this.

A great deal of thanks goes out to John Wood, who gave us the heads up! Contact us if you too have some valuable information to share!

SocialMarker Videos

For all of you who are finding it difficult to take advantage of SocialMarker’s different features, I would like to point out the demo videos we had set up for it. Watching them, you will learn how to bookmark a website, how to use the submission bookmarklet and how to integrate the SocialMarker button into your website.

We hope that these will further aid you in using SocialMarker and make bookmarking a whole lot easier! Should you have any questions however, we will be glad to answer any questions for which you contact us.

A brand new SocialMarker

For over a year, we here at SocialMarker have worked hard to improve our services, so that we may offer you the best possible social bookmarking experience. And what better way to celebrate than to announce that SocialMarker will be getting a makeover in the near future?

Yes, you’ve heard me right! Same concept – new ideas! We’re going to use all that we’ve learned in the past year to redesign our engine, yet keep our interface intact. That way we get to boost the site’s performance while maintaining that distinct SocialMarker feel. It’s still a bit too early to announce all the changes that will be made, but rest assured, we’ll be making them public as we move along.

However, since SocialMarker revolves around you, the users, we will urge you to leave comments for this post, mentioning what you would like us to improve. The main idea is to create a pleasant experience for everyone so we will consider each idea you bring to the table.

In conclusion, please take the time to analyze SocialMarker and share your view of it with us, as we may be overlooking some of its issues simply because we’re looking at it from a different perspective. Your opinion may be just what we need to make it better!

Welcome to Social Marker’s official blog!

I think the time has come for SocialMarker.com, the fastest growing social bookmarking tool, to have it’s own blog.

There are many new features in the lab to make your social bookmarking life easier. All of them will be outlined on this blog. More than that what I would like is for you to get involved in the process of making Social Marker better.

Also you will find that this blog will be a great place to find help on all issues regarding not only Social Marker, but everything related to social bookmarking and news.