Diigo ~ Webware 100 winner!

The results are out, and we’re thrilled that Diigo has just been named a winner in CNET’s 2009 Webware 100 Awards in the Browsing category!  

The Webware 100 Awards recognize the best Web 2.0 sites, services, and applications on the Web. Nearly 630,000 votes were cast during the voting this year to pick the best Web 2.0 sites and services.  In the browsing category, we were up against major platforms like Firefox, Internet Explorer 8, Google Chrome, Safari, My Yahoo, and 24 others.  We appreciate that so many of our users and fans made their way over to vote for us and made us a winner. We couldn’t have done it without your kind support! 

Thanks so much to everyone for your votes, support, and engagement on Diigo!

FastCompany Scoble interview with Diigo founder

Wade met up with Robert Scoble, a top blogger and founder of FastCompany.tv earlier in San Francisco.

What’s so neat about this video podcast is that instead of using a bulky camcorder, Scoble recorded the conversation / demo using a cell phone video (see picture.) Also, the whole interview was streamed live to the internet while they were talking:


While there is much room for improvement on the video quality, this technology is certainly quite convenient for people on the go. Pretty cool!

It’s now posted at Fast Company Live  Check it out!

Horsepower interview with Diigo founders

We had a blast meeting with David LaPlante, chairman of the State of Nevada’s Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology and CEO of Twelve Horses and his crew, Mike Henderson, Earl Spriggs & Leilani Schweitzer. Twelve Horses is a full-service relationship marketing and messaging company specializing in designing interactive communication solutions.

It’s great knowing that many workgroups and companies are discovering and finding Diigo to be quite useful for both personal productivity and effective collaborative research… reasons that inspire us to create Diigo in the very first place. Besides “What is / Why Diigo”, we also chatted about “Why Reno / Tahoe”

To find out the inside scoop, be sure to check out our interview and podcast 🙂

I diigo. Do you diigo?

One Diigo fan just sent me this very cute picture he made up. Thanks, Adam – awesome! I got his permission to share it:

This reminds me of a charming poem I saw earlier by another Diigo enthusiast, Jim Stroud:

I diigo
He diigo
She diigo
We diigo
(Shouldn’t you diigo too?)

Ah… Diigo, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways…

1. I love thee for the free tool that you are.
2. I love thee for your practical knowledge management style.
3. I love thee for thou art so easy to use. I click, I bookmark, I leave a sticky note, I see my sticky notes when I return to a website I have been to before. I smile and say…


Great vibes! Thanks for sharing your love for Diigo 🙂
~ Maggie

"Webware 100" Award – please nominate / vote for Diigo

Just learned about this user-generated Web 2.0 awards program (see details)

Webware is produced by Rafe Needleman. Rafe is Editor of CNET.com, and covers tons of startups. He gave Diigo our very first public review 🙂 and happened to be our session moderator at Under The Radar “Why Office 2.0 Matters”. Thanks, Rafe! And great idea!

If you like Diigo, please kindly take a little bit of your time and nominate for Diigo. We’d greatly appreciate our community users’ help. Thanks a lot for your support in advance!

~ Maggie

Diigo – the Audience Favorite

We had a blast last week in SF attending both conferences. We met lots of great people, had many face-to-face discussions, and learned new trends and players in the Web2.0 and Office2.0 arena. And our presentation went quite well, as we’re the audience favorite in the Collective Intelligence category.

Here is a nice “Under the Radar Award” logo they sent us.

Alison Murdock, president of Dealmaker media, summarized: Diigo is one of the most talked about collaboration/sticky-note companies…. Summary: The judges’ largest recommendation for these companies is to grow from the bottom up… Which loosely translates to make raving fans of the individual user and then make an enterprise version…”

Given that Diigo has not yet focused on the enterprise market, and this UTR conference theme is “Office2.0″, it’s not surprising that we were not chosen by the panelists despite their very positive comments at the session, as even the moderator Rafe Needleman said: “Diigo: judges liked it a lot.”

Diigo is clearly a new kind of online research & collaborative research app that addresses the pain felt by many. Of course, Diigo will not be just another tool.  The ability to write and mark on webpages, and interact and collaborate so easily, allows us to offer innovative and better ways to enhance online knowledge management, sharing and social discovery, which we will fully exploit and relentlessly innovate, going forward…

~ Maggie

Glowing Review from Under the Radar

We’ve already mentioned that Diigo will present at the Under the Radar: Why Office 2.0 Matters conference. Well, just saw a glowing review from the conference organizer on their blog.

They clearly understand what Diigo is all about, and we’re grateful for their appreciation and their kind words. For anyone (and especially from expert users like Debbie & Shay) to say they’ve tried “a gazillion sticky-note apps and Diigo is the only one we still use” is quite a compliment!

~ Maggie

Social Bookmarking For Enterprise Knowledge Management

We’re very grateful to Robert Berkman, editor of The Information Advisor, for noticing our new Groups feature so quickly, and understanding the potential it adds to Diigo‘s already great set of tools. In an online supplement to the magazine, posted on his blog, Intelligent Agent, he reviewed various free online services for potential enterprise use as knowledge management tools.

He didn’t just mention Diigo, he actually graded us highest in the group of services he reviewed. Our design philosophy of seamlessly integrating tools and creative innovations to provide the greatest benefits to our users seems to be more and more recognized and appreciated. Naturally, he considers free services such as Diigo suitable for enterprise use only if they offer a group feature, but the simple fact that we just released our first phase was enough to place us at the top of the list 🙂 We’re always pleased when someone notices our efforts.

We urge all our readers to go on over and read Robert’s full review, Social Bookmarking for Enterprise Knowledge Management. After all, our Groups feature has just been introduced. And yes, Robert does know we’re much, much more than just a social bookmarking service 🙂 he mentions several of our other features in his review as well.

Information Today is a great resource for those interested in information & knowledge management. Check it out!

~ Ray