I wrote about a free bookmark-syncing service called Xmarks. A few days later, the Xmarks blog reported that it was going out of business because it could not sustain itself in its current model. Lack of advertising and a method to capitalize on it were the major factors.
However, shortly after that announcement, users of the popular add-on pledged that they would pay for Xmarks if it meant that the service could continue. Xmarks now has a link on PledgeBank where people can commit to paying $10 US a year for the service: http://www.pledgebank.com/XmarksPremium
According to Xmarks, if they can get 100,000 people to pledge, the company can stay in business.
As for me, I enjoyed the service while it was free; however, there's no way I'm paying for it. I can revert to other free, bookmark syncing services.
What are your thoughts on this?