Kippt, the bookmarking service started by Finnish entrepreneurs Karri Saarinen and Jori Lallo, has been accepted into perhaps the world’s most famous startup accelerator, Silicon Valley’s Y Combinator. Along with the announcement, Kippt has announced new social features that help groups share lists of bookmarks publicly and privately.
Kippt allows users to bookmark websites through a bookmarklet or web extension. When doing so, you throw the bookmark into a folder, allowing you to keep your bookmarks organized. The new sharing features build off of thus feature, allowing users to share their folders publicly or privately.
“We think the collaborative lists will help people to work together with their projects, on certain topics or with their teams. I have several long running projects with other people, and we all collect the same press stories and other information related to that. Being part of the same list also gives you a new way of finding information through your small group of friends or coworkers, without spamming everyone with emails,” says Saarinen.