Have you heard the news about Delicious? Last August I posted about what a great tool Delicious is for social bookmarking http://wp.me/p10Pdu-35 . Yahoo announced in early December that they will be getting rid of this bookmarking service. What’s next for Delicious? Lots of rumor are still floating about on the internet.
Delicious posted a blog:
What’s Next for Delicious?
Many of you have read the news stories about Delicious that began appearing yesterday. We’re genuinely sorry to have these stories appear with so little context for our loyal users. While we can’t answer each of your questions individually, we wanted to address what we can at this stage and we promise to keep you posted as future plans get finalized.
Is Delicious being shut down? And should I be worried about my data?
– 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.
What is Yahoo! going to do with Delicious?
– We’re actively thinking about the future of Delicious and we believe there is a home outside the company that would make more sense for the service and our users. We’re in the process of exploring a variety of options and talking to companies right now. And we’ll share our plans with you as soon as we can.
What if I want to get my bookmarks out of Delicious right away?
– As noted above, there’s no reason to panic. We are maintaining Delicious and encourage you to keep using it. That said, we have export options if you so choose. Additionally, many services provide the ability to import Delicious links and tags.
We’ll let you know more as things develop.
Digital Trends Update on Delicious
What is some of the latest news on this?
The saga continues as Delicious continues to try and find itself a new home, and some close to the situation say it’s not going to be easy. MORE
Blogs on Migrating Delicious Bookmarks
Wondering what to do with your Delicious Bookmarks just in case want to export them to another service?
Users have a few different choices. You can choose to export your bookmarks into an html file and import them into your browser or directly import using services like Diigo, Xmarks and Faviki. MORE
Tag-friendly and social bookmarking service Delicious is headed for shutdown . Sure, you may export those bookmarks , but what if you would like a new place to tag, save, share, and maybe go beyond what Delicious offered? These are your best bets. MORE