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We created Clipmarks because we're fascinated by the moments that snap people out of a day dream. Lets face it, when we read articles in newspapers, magazines, or on the web, we often drift in and out of space. But then there are those moments that smack us in the face and make us take notice. Offline, they're the moments when you reach for a highlighter or pair of scissors. But online, what do we do when something within a web page jumps out at us? Bookmarking the whole page is not an adequate solution because it doesn't let us shine the spotlight on the parts that matter the most to us. And copy/paste, forget about it.
Think about when John Kennedy said "Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country." That line was part of a much longer speech. Imagine if instead of being able to clip that line from the speech, people were forced to listen to the entire speech every time.
Now imagine if that was a web page. What if you were forced to bookmark the entire page, but you really wanted to clip the part that mattered most. How many people would have the time or attention span for the whole thing? How many people would even know about that famous line? That's why it's imperative that people be able to clip the best parts of web pages and be able to save and share their clips without having to bookmark the entire page. That's why we created Clipmarks.
Our hope is that people will clip the great moments they experience on the web. We often refer to these as the woah moments. Many will clip for themselves and some will clip for the benefit of others. People like Invictus, Haraya, Djiezes, Wildcat, Deepti and so many others on the Clipmarks site are posting amazing clips about all sorts of topics -- teaching people about things they wouldn't normally have the time or attention span for.
Whether you use Clipmarks to manage what you find or discover new things, we are committed to making your web experience more fun and efficient.
10 Things About Us
We believe that information is easier and more enjoyable to digest in small portions. Kind of like movie trailers, sushi and cliff notes.
We're based in New York City.
We believe in cheap, clean, renewable sources of energy.
Derek can code in his sleep. This phenomenon was recently captured on camera.
Approximately 5 times per day we find ourselves telling people random bits of information at bizarre times. When they ask, "Where did you hear that?", we say "Someone clipped it."
Some of our hobbies are: EricG loves playing shortstop. Derek makes beautiful furniture. Adam plays the guitar. W quits smoking (looks like it could be for real this time). Skiff is a Podcasting guru.
Each of us has at least one pet. Edit: Sadly, Adam had to give his cat back to her original owner when he and Clipette moved into a pet-unfriendly apartment.
During a typical update to our site, we consume more coffee than the entire country of Luxembourg does all year.
We considered changing our name to clip.o.licio.us but wimped out.
In the first annual Clipmarks geeks vs cool guys bowling match, the geeks defeated the cool guys as Derek rolled 3 straight strikes to close out the last frame. He said it was the greatest moment of his life.