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July 31, 2007

We regret the recent downtime we had with CoReap.

Apparently, our server came under fire from a reasonably large DDOS attack. Although we had setup a decent blanket of firewall protection, rootkit protection and even DDOS detection, but within a few hours of the attack the server started crawling down. We had to reboot it a few times in between. Once that got resolved, our host had trouble with the NOC over a different issue, and we had to face the brunt once again.

Well, one thing is for sure, we aim at operating a professional, reliable and long-term service for our users. And in that course, we will only partner with organizations who share our vision and provide a professional service. Looking at what happended in the past 2-3 days, we are really disappointed with our current host, and we plan to migrate our application to a different host very soon. This server migration process won’t bear any downtime, and we hope to keep it smooth & transparent for our end-users.

We again apologise to all our users for this unforeseen downtime, and promise to keep things stable.

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Downtime

July 27, 2007

We are experiencing some unexpected downtime with our web host. We’ll be up and running very soon.

Inconvenience is regretted.

Recent Buzz

July 24, 2007

Michael Garrett (over at Profy) has reviewed CoReap:

CoReap is a great service, in the fact that it adapts to your way of searching and finding resources instead of forcing you to adapt to a new way. When compared with its competition, CoReap is the least intrusive and the easiest to get started with, if you ask me.

Thank you guys for appreciating the essence behind CoReap.

CoReap is also featured on spigit, as one of the selected 25 start-up’s, for their social networking and market simulation platform. Please checkout our profile on spigit and drop a vote/review to support us!

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Relevant and peer-recommended social bookmarks in your favorite web search engine! Need I say more? Give CoReap a drive today!

Update: Here’s how the CoReap search integration and browser addon look together.

Social search, bookmark management

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Lately, we have been ironing out some bugs, mainly with the CoReap sidebar app. We didn’t quite plan on releasing any new features till we come out with a stable release, but due to popular demand we have released a new Tools module for CoReap users.

CoReap Sidebar Tools - RSS, Widget, Button

With the Tools module, you can publish & share a RSS feed of your recent public bookmarks, or paste a widget on your blog or web site that shows your recent public bookmarks, or add a button on your blog posts or articles web pages to allow your visitors to quickly bookmark the web page with CoReap. You can even mix your main blog RSS feed and your CoReap bookmarks RSS feed into one RSS feed with services like RSS Mix or FeedBlendr.

You can access these RSS/Widget/Button tools from the “Bookmarks” section of your CoReap sidebar. Once you add a few bookmarks, a link to the Tools module will be visible at the bottom of the page (next to the Import Bookmarks link).

If you face any problems, you can send us a quick message.

We’ve fixed a number of minor bugs and cosmetic features in the updated release (1.0 RC 2).

Did you know? CoReap is not only an online (social) bookmarking tool, but the CoReap extension also integrates with web search engines like Google and Yahoo, to provide relevant & recommended results (from your CoReap social search network) for your web search queries on the same (Google or Yahoo search) results page! So you get to see: matching web search results, your relevant bookmarks, and relevant bookmarks of your friends, all on the same search results page.

We are also considering a meta-search feature which will enable you to preview relevant results from other popular social bookmarking sites.

“Social Search, Made Easy”

500 users in 3 days

July 5, 2007

CoReap now has 500+ registered users in just 3 days since its public release!

It looks like we had a decent enough launch. Although we only sent out some invitations to a few friends and associates, but it seems the fire caught on. I would like to thank everyone who worked on making CoReap better, users who showed interest in this social application, and also people who dropped their suggestions to us for making CoReap better.

And while I’m on it, I should mention that we got our first formal review, from Kristen Nicole who wrote about CoReap at Mashable.com (social networking news):

This downloadable application lets you search for websites, add them to your bookmarks, filter by tag words, and invite and manage your friends from within the browser. Searching with Google or Yahoo will now give you the affiliated coReap social search results on the same page. ….. Nevertheless, the added integration of coReap with your existing search function is a less intrusive way to incorporate the social aspects of bookmarking with your regular web search. This is a key differentiating factor for coReapā€™s service and makes it more usable.

This has to be the first of many more to come.

Happy CoReap’ing!