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Old 11-30-2017, 03:59 PM   #1
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Does anyone use bookmarks anymore?

I recently noticed that I haven't accessed any of my hundreds (thousands?) of web bookmarks in years. Nor have I bookmarked anything recently. Whenever I want to find something I just use Google. I am curious about whether others are doing the same. Also, are others finding more effective ways to retrieve/remember things than bookmarks?
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I'm still a heavy bookmark user.
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Old 11-30-2017, 04:05 PM   #3
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Both physical and electronic bookmarks, yes. I almost exclusively use my bookmarks bar, and have bookmarks in all of the physical books I'm reading (3 at the moment!). BUT, I only have ~ 10 internet bookmarks for pages I frequent.
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Old 11-30-2017, 04:05 PM   #4
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Still book marking here, but not as much as before. I clean them out about once year.
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Old 11-30-2017, 04:11 PM   #5
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I have bookmark folders, so my bookmarks bar is really another drop-down menu bar. But I don't even have 30 total bookmarks in all.
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Old 11-30-2017, 04:21 PM   #6
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I use bookmarks all the time and have lots of them in the browser. Also use bookmarks in paper books as I read or may want to reference.
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Old 11-30-2017, 04:22 PM   #7
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Use them all the time.
Bookmarks in physical books.
Bookmarks in e-books.
Bookmarks for websites I frequent - organized into folders for easy retrieval.

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Old 11-30-2017, 04:40 PM   #8
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Instead of web bookmarks I still make shortcuts on my computer and will even get suitable pictures to help me find what I want rapidly. My shortcut for here has a tiny island with two coconut trees on it and is named early retirement.

Physical books I tend to own them and read them once so I dog ear them with the bent over page corner.
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Old 11-30-2017, 04:49 PM   #9
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I rely on them heavily.

For a bookmark manager, after Delicious folded I switched to TagPacker.
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Old 11-30-2017, 04:55 PM   #10
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I do. I would be lost without my bookmarks.
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Old 11-30-2017, 05:03 PM   #11
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I still use bookmarks. There are a lot of places to get sports news, or the weekly college football TV listings, but there a few I like best so I bookmark them rather than rely on google and have to relearn which are good and which are not. I can fast track to my favorite weather site for my location rather than google it and then type in my location, and then realize that this site doesn't show my particular location. Just a couple examples of why I use them.
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Old 11-30-2017, 05:03 PM   #12
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Only in physical books. The web browser is very smart, usually type first two letters and select from the list provided.
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Old 11-30-2017, 05:10 PM   #13
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I use them every day. But I don't have hundreds, just a few dozen (excluding recipes - almost a hundred of those in their own folder). And I've got them organized in folders, with the daily ones in the main Favorites list.

As a matter of fact, when I bought a new Dell laptop that had Win10 already installed, I started having a problem where whenever MS forced an update on me, or sometimes just on a reboot, my bookmarks would get alphabetized. I found that incredibly annoying as I have them ordered by importance to me (ER.org is 6th). I searched and experimented, but couldn't find a way to stop it. So I ended up prefacing them with aaa, aab, aac, etc. So now when MS reorders them they come out right.

I'd waste a lot of time googling the sites I visit every day. Bookmarks are much faster.
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I use bookmarks so much that I will leave them to my daughter in my will.
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Not to hijack this thread, but does anyone know if I can leave my Kindle library to someone in my will or does it die with me?

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Old 11-30-2017, 05:43 PM   #16
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Our Will has a lengthy clause for "digital assets," in which you can list how you want your executor to dispose of anything you have created or own in the digital world. So, yes, but couldn't you just leave the Kindle itself to them?

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Not to hijack this thread, but does anyone know if I can leave my Kindle library to someone in my will or does it die with me?

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I don't bookmark as much as I used to. But I did bookmark a photography site today. I do a lot of printscreens of images/ web pages for future reference. More just to be able to visualize something rather than bookmarking to access the site that the image came from.
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Heavy bookmark user here with a lot of sub-directories. I do try to keep them cleaned up. Example, a few months ago I deleted my NFL sub-directory. I must have had 30 to 40 bookmarks in it.
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Not to hijack this thread, but does anyone know if I can leave my Kindle library to someone in my will or does it die with me?

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My sister took my Mom's kindle . It was loaded with books . You just can not buy any new until you re register it.
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