First things first: I’m probably going to shut down TokyoGraph Link in the very near future. For those who don’t know, it’s the experimental social bookmarking site I launched a few months ago. So why is it closing? Well, I found out through What Japan Thinks that there’s another Japan-related bookmarking site called JapanSoc, which you should all check out.
The site runs on the Pligg content management software, which I didn’t know about before, or else I would’ve used it instead of trying to build something from scratch. This means that JapanSoc has a lot of functionality that I haven’t had time to implement yet. And the site is better connected to all the J-bloggers out there. Overall, it makes more sense to scrap the broken site here and support the one that has already tapped into the community somewhat. There are also some neat tools like a bookmarklet and a FeedFlare to make things easier for both sharers and publishers.
I’ll be keeping TokyoGraph Link up until I can code a replacement feed for the Tokyograph front page (hopefully this weekend). I recommend signing up for JapanSoc already!