I knew that Shifd – Nick Bilton and Michael Young’s Yahoo Hack Day-winning project was something special, so I’m stoked that they got a chance to take another crack at it and build it bigger, albeit with slightly less RFID. Fittingly, I read about their launch in the Times piece on Adobe AIR – which they used to create the desktop interface for Shifd.
I was using Instapaper to capture all my private links, but I’ve since switched to Shifd. Why? One reason – the bookmarklet is much faster. The Instapaper bookmarklet hangs around on screen for a good second or two after posting the link to offer some form of confirmation, but I really don’t miss it with Shifd’s lightning fast posting. More on this later.