Home > ResourceBlog > Article

« All ResourceBlog Articles

 

Bookmark and Share   Feed

Thursday, 16th December 2010

Social Bookmarking: Is Yahoo Planning to Shutdown Delicious (and Other Sites)?

Update: Confirmed: It's All Over For Delicious, Yahoo Will Shutdown Service

UPDATED POST HERE

When the history of Web 2.0 is written it's very likely that it will include a chapter about delicious, the social bookmarking service that at one time was extremely popular. Even today, we regularly see Delicious mentioned (at least in the library world) as a place to store/share/find useful web sites.

Today, the talk of the web is that Yahoo is apparently planning to shutdown Delicious and several other properties.

Yahoo held an all hands meeting today and someone took a picture of this slide that shows Yahoo is planning to shutdown a few well-known (at least at one time) brands including Delicious. They're listed on the slide in the "sunset" column.

+ Delicous

+ AltaVista

+ AllTheWeb

+ Yahoo Bookmarks

+ Yahoo Buzz

+ MyBlogLog

Other services/tools including Upcoming, Fire Eagle, and Yahoo People Search will merge with other properties.

Hat Tip and Thanks: @waxpancake

Update: TechCrunch has now posted an item. It reports that there have been "rumors" about of the entire Delicous team being let go in layoffs that took place at Yahoo earlier this week.

Views: 7309




« All ResourceBlog Articles

 

FreePint

FreePint supports the value of information in the enterprise. Read more »


FeedLatest FreePint Content:


  • Click to view the article Product Review of LexisNexis Company Dossier (Technology - Search, Outputs & Alerts, User Interface & Help)
    Monday, 1st September 2014

    The third part of Chris Porter's review looks at the searching, filtering, list-building and exporting capabilities within LexisNexis Company Dossier, a research database providing information about companies, executives and industries. His scrutiny includes the "Compare Companies" feature and "Custom Report" tool.

  • Click to view the article Not Enough or Too Much? A Data Protection Dilemma
    Monday, 1st September 2014

    Companies know that compromising privacy is bad for business, which is why Microsoft is challenging official disclosure demands in the United States courts. Meanwhile a United States congressional thinktank has concerns about the protection of personal financial records, and a British survey shows just how much customers will punish companies that play fast and loose with their data. But has the pendulum now swung too far in the privacy direction? One survey suggests that the protectionist barriers against digital trade could cause a measurable contraction in gross domestic product - but governments know that privacy wins votes.

  • Click to view the article Risk & Compliance - Free Online Resources
    Monday, 1st September 2014

    Penny Crossland highlights some high quality free resources in the risk, regulatory and compliance sphere, presenting some alternatives to the "Big Three".

     

  • ... more ...

All FreePint Content »
FreePint Topics »


A FreePint Subscription delivers articles and reports that support your organisation's information practice, content and strategy.

Find out more and order a FreePint Subscription by visiting the
completing our online form: Subscription Order page.


FreePint Testimonials

"As a service providing practical support and guidance for what professionals do FreePint is pretty unique and decent value for money." ..."

Read more testimonials and supply yours »






 

 
 
 

Register

Register to receive the free ResourceShelf Newsletter, featuring highlighted posts.

Find out more »

Article Categories

All Article Categories »

Archive

All Archives »