Goodbye Delicious, Hello Diigo?
If the uproar is true, Yahoo! will "sunset" its Delicious bookmarking tool sometime soon. Although Delicious is, by anecdotal accounts, a popular and well-loved tool, Yahoo's "organizational streamlining" seems not to leave room for it on the product shelf. From a Yahoo! press release, posted by Tech Crunch:
"Part of our organizational streamlining involves cutting our investment in underperforming or off-strategy products to put better focus on our core strengths and fund new innovation in the next year and beyond.
We continuously evaluate and prioritize our portfolio of products and services, and do plan to shut down some products in the coming months such as Yahoo! Buzz, our Traffic APIs, and others. We will communicate specific plans when appropriate."
If those specific plans do indeed involve Delicious, you'll be happy to know that you can export Delicious bookmarks to other online bookmarking applications. Our friend @lovelyleann recommends Diigo.