Type of site
|Online social bookmarking|
|Created by||Otis Gospodnetic|
Simpy was a web-based personal and social bookmarking service.
The service launched in May 2004. In 2010, it was acquired by Reuters and ceased operation as a social bookmarking site in April of that year.
Simpy used tags and tag clouds to aid bookmark recall and allows bookmarks to be shared or kept private. In addition to saving, tagging, and sharing links, users could also save, tag, and search free-text notes. Most data pages also had RSS feeds. Simpy's founder is one of the developers of Lucene, a popular text search toolkit, thus Simpy had powerful search capabilities.
The service allowed for cooperation, via groups with different levels of privacy, and for discovery of relevant and new links via its watchlists and watchlist filters.
Simpy had a well-documented REST API suitable for mashups and integration with other applications and services.
de.lirio.us user migration to Simpy
de.lirio.us was an open source clone of del.icio.us (criticized for its direct copying). It had technical problems and in March 2006, its maintainer announced that Simpy would take over the de.lirio.us userbase. The transfer to Simpy was completed in July 2006.