Liz Gannes

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Snip.it Is a Bookmarking Site for Sharing Opinions

Snip.it founder Ramy Adeeb is an Egyptian living in San Francisco who built his company’s bookmarking tool after experiencing his home country’s revolution from afar earlier this year, when all his friends were interested in hearing his perspective on what was happening in Egypt.

Snip.it is functionally very similar to a bookmarking service like Delicious, allowing users to share pages through a browser bookmarklet and group them in thematic connections. Other users can then subscribe to those collections.

Start-ups like Tumblr and Pinterest thrive in part because users can express themselves through content that other people have posted. Often it’s far easier to pin or reblog a photo or quote than to compose a blog post or a pithy tweet. Snip.it hopes to extend that kind of activity to sharing news stories and other content accompanied by a line or two of opinion from the poster.

Snip.it launches an invitation-only beta today and should be open to the public in about a month. At this point it requires a Facebook account to register.

The company is funded by Khosla Ventures (where Adeeb was formerly a principal), True Ventures, Charles River Ventures and SV Angel.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus