Yahoo doesn’t like delicious, I did, but am looking for alternatives.

For people who are not familiar with delicious, it is a social bookmarking service that allows users to tag, manage, save and share web pages. The links are stores in the cloud (on the delicious infrastructure) and are accessible from within most browsers.

Delicious Logo On Thursday 16/12/2010 a slide from an internal presentation at Yahoo leaked out on twitter. The slide was posted by Eric Marcoulier, co-founder of MyBlogLog, another service that is listed in the Sunset column.

From that Thursday a lot of initiatives were started to save delicious, because word was out that Yahoo would close it down. A Facebook group was created, the twitter hashtag #savedelicious was born and numerous online petitions were setup and signed by thousands of people.  (Twitition by 853 and act.ly by 4174 at this moment).

Then Friday Yahoo replied official on the delicious blog.

– No, we are not shutting down Delicious. While we have determined that there is not a strategic fit at Yahoo!, we believe there is a ideal home for Delicious outside of the company where it can be resourced to the level where it can be competitive.

Actually what Yahoo explains here, is that they bought delicious some time ago, didn’t pay appropriate attention to it (not a lot new features were added) and they would like to get rid of it.

So, delicious will continue to live for a while, but I am looking for alternative and will post about my alternative and why I choose it.

For people not familiar with delicious, it is a social bookmarking service that allows users to tag, manage, save and share web pages. The links are stores in the cloud (on the delicious infrastructure) and are accessible from within most browsers.


  On Thursday 16/12/2010 a slide from an internal presentation at Yahoo leaked out on twitter. The slide was posted by Eric Marcoulier, co-founder of MyBlogLog, another service that is listed in the Sunset column.

 

 

From that Thursday a lot of initiatives were started to save delicious, because word was out that Yahoo would close it down. A Facebook group was created, the twitter hashtag #savedelicious was born and numerous online petitions were setup and signed by thousands of people.  (Twitition by 853 and act.ly by 4174 at this moment).

Then Friday Yahoo replied official on the delicious blog.

– No, we are not shutting down Delicious. While we have determined that there is not a strategic fit at Yahoo!, we believe there is a ideal home for Delicious outside of the company where it can be resourced to the level where it can be competitive.

Actually what Yahoo explains here, is that they bought delicious some time ago, didn’t pay appropriate attention to it (not a lot new features were added) and they would like to get rid of it.

So, delicious will continue to live for a while, but I am looking for alternative and will post about my alternative and why I choose it.

About Patrick Sledz

Patrick works as a consultant. He assists organizations to deliver SharePoint business value and create the awareness in these organizations that only a strong technical team is not sufficient to deliver this added value.
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