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Bo.lt Drops Web Page Remixing For Web Page Saving

Zeus. Thor. Odin. Lightning has long been feared and imagined as a force so powerful that the gods themselves used it as a weapon. Bo.lt’s first iteration, which allowed users to “break” Web pages and rebuild them to suit their fancy, embraced this destructive reputation.

Conceptually, it was interesting. In practice, however, Bo.lt was flawed. Most people don’t look at a Web page and think “You know what I really want to do here? Bust this into a million pieces and put it back together again.”

Bo.lt’s co-founders reconsidered how their service could best serve users when its first iteration fizzled out. With a new goal of preserving the Web one page at a time, 30,000 beta users, nearly 1 million “bolts,” and $5 million in backing from Benchmark Capital show that Bo.lt may finally be on the right track.

Bolt: A Brand New Social Network for Saving Web Pages Forever - CMS Critic

Bo.lt it and its Yours … for Good

Save photos you find across the web or just save the whole page. Bo.lt Makes it easy to save and share what you like on the web. We have seen similar services before and sharing web pages and photos is not new. Where Bo.lt is unique is that when you save the photo or you save that website it is yours forever. They actually make a copy of the whole page and thus eliminating broken links. Bo.lt boasts that you can save anything you find on the web forever.
Bo.lt is somewhat like Pinterest for web pages. If I had known Bo.lt for long I would've saved all my pages on now-dead social networks D:

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