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bookmarking like water

I'm trying to dig myself out of the fog, and one thing headed for sure into that galaxy-class inbox is the tangled mess of mis-matched bookmarks on 3 different computers. Are social bookmarks the best way to clean this up? I like the lookfeel of ma.gnolia, but can't see how tagging and grouping will ever replace a (someday) lean, organized nest of bookmarks. I think having old-fashioned, hard-wired browser bookmarks for routine work like financials, preferred shopping, the library, car registration, schools, etc. makes sense. They're fairly fixed and should be easy enough to maintain across different machines. Right?

I think a sole, online, collection is nicely suited for hunter gathering forays from ANY machine, whether for ongoing projects or ad hoc impulses. What are your thoughts, perspectives on this? What satisfying solutions have you found? Is social bookmarking more advantageous than simple bookmark syncing? Does one support GTD methodology better? Can this ever be clean, fast, simple, kinda sorta complete--over and done with?

Many thanks. -b

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