Wists, thumbnail-based bookmarks 01 Mar 2005

David Galbraith explains his new Wists thumbnail bookmarking service.

Pretty interesting concept. You click a bookmarklet in your browser toolbar, then the page is stripped of text and only the images remain. Click an image, then assign some tags, and save. Wists then creates a thumbnail for that page (based on the image you selected) and stores it in your Wists account. So, instead of remembering web pages by title, you can remember them with a representative image. Neat idea with a pretty smooth experience. Here's a sample list I put together.

Has some cool implications for shopping wish lists. You could easily make a graphical list of 10 pieces of furniture you want. Or 7 books. Or whatever. Then you can email that list to someone who owes you some money. See the potential?