Welcome! Furl Users

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Update (March 21, 2009)

  • Transfer status: Due to the huge amount of transfer requests, transfer will take a while (a few more days) to complete. For those who have initiated the transfer and if you haven’t received an email from us (or have only seen partial transfer so far), don’t worry. Your request is still a work in progress and will be completed soon.  Please see the latest transfer update in our user forums.
  • Data access: While your furl links transfer may take a while to complete,  you can start adding new bookmarks to your new Diigo account.  Before Furl is completely phased out, you can still access your Furl data there and export  them elsewhere.  The choice is yours.
  • Furl cache (archives): This transfer only takes care of your bookmark links.  We are evaluating the the best possible solution to transfer those cached pages, but it will take some time. So please stay tuned!  Meanwhile, you can access Furl directly and export them there.

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We are very pleased that Furl has become part of Diigo.com and would like to warmly welcome you all to the Diigo community!

Given that we have constant website & toolbar new updates, we will be phasing out Furl and migrating Furl users to Diigo.  Meanwhile, we have made transferring your Furl links to Diigo very quick and easy:

1) Go to the transfer page: http://www.diigo.com/import_all/transfer_furl
2) Enter your Furl username / password, agree to our Terms of service, & follow the steps
3) Once the transfer is complete,  you will receive an email from us with your login info

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Important Note: 

  • Due to the huge amount of transfer requests that we’re processing at this time,  the transfer may take one to a few days to complete.   Thanks for your patience.
  • While your Furl data transfer may take a while to complete, you should be able to access your Diigo user account right away. Use the diigo username (should be given during your transfer Step #2 process) and same furl password to access your new diigo account.
  • Once bookmarks are imported, it will still take one or a few days for your tags to get indexed,  shown and searched properly.
  • Although you cannot add new bookmark to your furl account now, you can still log into your Furl account, access your old bookmarks, andinitiate “export” to backup your links and cache documents

When you sign in to Diigo the very first time, you will be prompted to install either our Diigo’s toolbar (Firefox / IE), or  Diigolet (all major browsers supported).  Then you’ll be ready to begin Diigoing!

Need Help?

The Diigo team is passionate about making Diigo the best knowledge sharing and management platform for individuals, work groups, and companies. We look forward to having your active participation in the Diigo community.  Lots more exciting projects forthcoming.  Stay tuned, as we continue to innovate and evolve!

The Diigo Team

16 thoughts on “Welcome! Furl Users

  1. Will all cached pages be transferred?

    Will default sharing settings (i.e. default private) be transferred?

    Lots of questions…

  2. There is a question about that, which I think will be on the minds of a lot of Furl users, that I raised in this thread on the Diigo Community forum, where this announcement was echoed.

    (The same page which I submitted on the url line for this post; I’m guessing that you can get to it by clicking on my name) I’m assuming that the staff at Diigo is much too busy to have two discussions on the same topic in two different locations, so I thought I’d bring this up.

  3. Welcome Furl users!

    To answer some questions:

    1) cached pages will not be transferred. However, as links are transferred, new cache will be established.

    2) Yes, Diigo supports various privacy settings and your privacy setting will be preserved during the transfer.

  4. * I’m liking Diigo so far.
    * Will you ever turn off Furl? (1) It is a shame that I will have to go to my Furl archive to find the original versions of long since gone web pages. (2) There are many links to Furl bookmarks out on the web that cannot be changed.

  5. Hi, Maggie – can I just point out that Furl was my backup to my Delicious account, kept solely for the reason that it does provide cached or permanent shots of the webpages saved.
    So is there a chance that as links are transferred, some of these cached shots will be lost?
    Thanks.

  6. What happens to the star ratings in Furl?

    Do they get transferred over? Is there an equivalent marking I can put on Diigo bookmarks.

    Perhaps I am the only Furl user that uses the stars.

  7. It would have been helpful, if Furl would have been accessible for a few days, maybe not for adding more, but at least for the users to access their bookmarks. As it is, we got an email, with a link to transfer. But since it takes up to several days, we cannot touch what was on Furl, nor what will be on Diigo. I’m certain, that would have been achievable with a bit of thoughtfulness to users, who had no idea that this would happen.

    I’m pretty unhappy about the situation, and I’m sure there’s others as well.

  8. The font color and size in this blog is un-readable. Fix it. The whoe site basically. But your Forums – being in a Group – are completely unusable today, because all we get is a 500 Server Error. I have tried 7 different browsers, and get the same.

    This font is WAY to small to read.

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