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The Only Account You’ll Ever Need

Rejected title - “OnlyAccount.com: Impressive enough to catch my attention.”

I almost never use social bookmarking sites. Stumbleupon traffic is too random, Digg is full of idiots, and I’ve never really used the other big ones. In any case, that’s all in the past now. One of my nice readers sent me an invite to a new service that he’s developing: OnlyAccount.com. It’s currently in closed beta, so you’ll just have to let me describe it to you (although they are accepting beta tester applications, so sign up if you’d like).

OnlyAccount is pretty simple - You create one account with them, and you let that one account manage all of your other accounts at various social bookmarking sites. After adding your accounts, you can add bookmarks, select which accounts and which services you’d like to add them to, and then let OnlyAccount do the rest. Altogether, it’s a pretty simple process.

Step 1 - Add accounts and logins

I’m actually not a member of any of the eight social bookmarking sites OnlyAccount currently supports, so I had to go and sign up for all of them. I picked one username and password, signed up for all eight sites, and then added them all to one of my OnlyAccount users. It turns out you can add multiple users to your OnlyAccount login, but for now I just used one. Anyway, after adding all of that crap I noticed that I’d mistyped my password in six out of eight of them, but thankfully the service has a mass-edit function that made it simple to fix.

Yes, I know mass-edit is a mundane feature, but you’d be surprised at the number of online services that lack it. Anyway, it makes things easier for the user.

Step 2 - Add bookmark

I decided to bookmark my podcast page. I wrote up a title, description, and provided a list of keywords. After that, I selected my user, all eight of its logins (bookmarking sites), and clicked submit.

Step 3 - Wait

All of those submissions got put into a queue where they were processed within 5 minutes. The queue is very descriptive, with status messages and errors just in case something doesn’t work. After processing, it automatically moves your entries to a separate ‘completed’ queue for record-keeping purposes. Very nice.

Basically, I like this service because it streamlines the whole process of social bookmarking. Once you’ve gotten everything signed up for and recorded in the system, it’s cake to blast out your submissions to multiple sites on multiple accounts. In my example, I only used one user and eight sites. While OnlyAccount may not be a huge time saver in that regard, just imagine if I had created ten or twenty users? Thanks to this service, I would have only had to spend a couple minutes of my time creating a bookmark while the system plowed through 80-160 submissions.

Overall, I think this service has great potential. I’d recommend checking it out if you get the chance.

Oh yeah, and don’t create 100 accounts and get it flagged as a spamming site. No need to ruin it for the rest of us.

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4 Responses to “The Only Account You’ll Ever Need”

  1. Leon Says:

    Geoff - thanks for the great preview.

    Everyone else - I have added a “How did you hear about us?” box to the Beta signup form. If you put “can’t get rich” in there I’ll fast-track you.



  2. Ryan Says:

    Congrats on 200 +

  3. C-Squared Says:

    Hey Geoff. Congrats on breaking 200 Subs. :D

    BTW, I just typoed cangetrich.com. Looks like the domain is open. Opportunity for exploitation?

  4. Rajaie AlKorani Says:

    I’m starting to adore these websites that help you save your time and energy. Great idea Leon!

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