I've been looking for ways to share and access my bookmarks on the web ever since I tried Delicious and Spurl respectively. I was stoked when Opera Link came out, which actually made me stop using both the other two services entirely. Ever since that I haven't been sharing my bookmark collection on the web. Sure, I've been using social news site Digg and social web page discovery site StumbleUpon, but they're sites I only visit once, and not sites I keep around for when I need them later.
Sure. There's been alternatives around forever. Firefox and Internet Explorer has had sync and sharing extensions for years. I've put my heart and soul into trying to switch to these and other browsers. But using another browser feels awkward and cumbersome, while Opera feels efficient and snappy. Web services integrated into the browser are not worth ditching Opera, which says a lot about this underdog among browsers.
So I'm glad to see another piece of the puzzle has finally fallen into place. I can share my bookmark collection with my friends directly and instantly as it changes. Thanks to Opera Unite and the Bookmarks application I'm about to come full circle in my odyssey of bookmarks in Opera.
The only thing I'm missing now is a way to make some bookmarks private.
Are you a social bookmarking addict? - I fell from the Moon
Bookmarks Application - Opera Unite Applications
Bookmarks on my netbook - Opera Unite on my netbook