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Faves is a social bookmarking and networking software that installs a single browser button for users to "fave" a webpage, making a link to the page part of their Faves profile. Until October 2007, Faves was called Blue Dot.

While offering a service similar to the better-known, Faves has a wider range of functionality that encourages interaction with "friends" in rating the content of linked webpages.[1] When a registered user visits their Faves home page, they see a summary of the bookmarks, called "Faves" by the company, that have been most recently shared by their friends.[2]

* 1 Features
* 2 History
* 3 See also
* 4 References
* 5 External links

[edit] Features

In addition to features shared with other bookmarking and social bookmarking services, Faves provides an in-page dialog for saving a Fave, thumbnails generated from the page, dynamic voting, and topic-based auto-generated favorites pages.

[edit] History

Blue Dot Inc. was co-founded in 2004 by Mohit Srivastava and Sumit Sen using $1.5 million from angel investors, and the website was launched in June 2006.[3] Blue Dot hopes to profit on of sales from "dotted" websites from its affiliate marketing program,[4] and is part of the technology resurgence in the Washington Puget Sound area.[5]

Early on, Blue Dot actively sought interaction with early adopters in "pizza and soft drink" focus groups on campus that have been cautiously criticized by some academics.[6]

In 2007, the service was renamed Faves. As of December 2007, the web site still lists the company name as Blue dot, Inc.

[edit] See also

* List of social bookmarking websites

[edit] References

1. ^ Satoshi, Harmony (2006-07-21). "BlueDot「元祖」 に挑むソーシャルブックマークの「進化系 (Blue Dot challenges the innovator in social networking)" (in Japanese), CNET (Japan). Retrieved on 2006-12-18.
2. ^ Herb Weisbaum interviews Blue Dot Connector, Kabir Shahani [Television News]. Seattle, Washington: KOMO 4 News.
3. ^ Kirkpatrick, Marshall (2006-07-06). ""Blue Dot is not just another social bookmarking system"". TechCrunch. Retrieved on 2006-12-18.
4. ^ Bermant, Charles (2006-11-13). "Blue Dot marks the spot for sharing best of Web", The Seattle Times. Retrieved on 2006-12-18.
5. ^ Peterson, Kim (2006-12-11). "2006 Year in Review: 10 developments that kept local tech companies in the news", The Seattle Times. Retrieved on 2006-12-18.
6. ^ Cook, John (2006-11-20). "Startup social networking sites find targeted, willing helpers on campus", Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Retrieved on 2006-12-18.

[edit] External links

* Official Site

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