When Diigo was released ten years ago, our goal was to provide a social bookmarking/annotation service which would serve our users in two ways:
- To provide the best online bookmarking/annotation tool assisting our users’ reading and research online.
- The second is to leverage our users’ collections to create a social knowledge network to provide insight on what their friends and people with similar interests are reading.
Fast-forward to present day, Diigo has accomplished the first goal reasonably well, and through continuous improvement, we have maintained our leadership as the most popular and feature rich online bookmarking/annotation service in the world. Our goal to become a social knowledge network however has clearly been eclipsed by social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and Quora.
Therefore, ten years later, we are at a major crossroad with a huge decision to make. Should we forgo our aspiration to be a social knowledge network, and remove all social features?
As our social functions are some of the least used portions in Diigo, yet require constant maintenance, this would allow us to focus on providing the best personal online annotation/research platform for our users.
As always, we would love to hear from you, our cherished users, and take your input into consideration. If you do use some of Diigo’s social features, let us know which specific ones you would like to keep or see enhanced.