Posted by Scott

Social image bookmarking sites are a dime a dozen these days (think ffffound, Dropular, and their ilk) but Buamai takes the concept to a new level. The brainchild of Michael Paul Young (co-creator of Youworkforthem), Buamai has thus far kept their contributor list closed — something I think is a must if you’re going to keep quality up. It seems that free-for-all sites’ content suffers incrementally as their user count rises. Buamai also has some novel sorting features along with the “Destoy” and “Mutate” options that make for some interesting modes of discovery. Here’s to hoping for an invitation. Buamai

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alex says:

May 13, 2009 at 9:07 am

Wow that is a slow site. Dropular was super slow when they first started too, so maybe they are still working out some hosting issues or something. I like the emphasis on the thumb layout though; always thought that was a much better way to do it than the image column


Kevin says:

May 13, 2009 at 12:06 pm

great site. im def bookmarking that one.

does anyone else see the tiny ASCII happy face at the bottom? ive seen that a couple sites over the past couple days.


Scott says:

May 13, 2009 at 1:51 pm

yeah, I see that smiley at the bottom of my wordpress stats page, but it doesn’t show up here on the site, which is what it’s tracking….weird.


Taechit says:

May 13, 2009 at 8:13 pm

I met these guys in Bangkok, nice people. The site runs fine for me, I use everyday.


David says:

May 18, 2009 at 9:45 am

There’s so many of these image sites cropping up in the past few months. Two that I’ve found to be really useful are Image Spark ( ) and But Does it Float ( ). Check it.


scott lowe says:

May 20, 2009 at 3:34 am

Its good that some of these sites have high image design quality but I am glad that (or sites like it) do not exclude people because I use it daily bookmarking images regarding a range of things beyond the strictly artistic realm, mainly for my own use later as a resource or reference.