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Suw Charman-Anderson

Suw Charman-Anderson

Suw Charman-Anderson is a social software consultant and writer who specialises in the use of blogs and wikis behind the firewall. With a background in journalism, publishing and web design, Suw is now one of the UK’s best known bloggers, frequently speaking at conferences and seminars.

Her personal blog is Chocolate and Vodka, and yes, she’s married to Kevin.

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Kevin Anderson

Kevin Anderson

Kevin Anderson is a freelance journalist and digital strategist with more than a decade of experience with the BBC and the Guardian. He has been a digital journalist since 1996 with experience in radio, television, print and the web. As a journalist, he uses blogs, social networks, Web 2.0 tools and mobile technology to break news, to engage with audiences and tell the story behind the headlines in multiple media and on multiple platforms.

From 2009-2010, he was the digital research editor at The Guardian where he focused on evaluating and adapting digital innovations to support The Guardian’s world-class journalism. He joined The Guardian in September 2006 as their first blogs editor after 8 years with the BBC working across the web, television and radio. He joined the BBC in 1998 to become their first online journalist outside of the UK, working as the Washington correspondent for

And, yes, he’s married to Suw.

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Thursday, September 23rd, 2004

Furl bought by LookSmart

Posted by Suw Charman-Anderson

Furl, the website bookmarking and archiving service, has been bought by LookSmart. Mike Giles, founder & CEO of Furl, announced the acquisition today by email to Furl members. In his message, he said:

The primary reason we sold the company was that we have always believed Furl makes the most sense as part of a larger search offering. We negotiated with several large public search companies and ultimately chose LookSmart. We truly believe this acquisition is in the best interest of our members and of the long-term longevity of the service. We use Furl, too, and want it to continue to grow for many years to come.

Giles explains that the deal with LookSmart will enable Furl to offer each member 5 gig of storage space for archived pages, and that the service will remain free, supported by advertising revenues. Further development will include “a groups feature, and the ability to search across all public archives”.

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One Response to “Furl bought by LookSmart”

  1. Azeem Says:

    Furl is absolutely gorgeous. And I am have become quite addicted.