Occupation: Girl

Please close the door and switch on the fun without fail.

Previous Entry Share Next Entry
Yahoo is shutting down Delicious.com, the bookmark storing/sharing service.





maybe a little

This is what I've used to tag and organize my novel and Annotated Fifteen Minutes research. If I need to pull up, say, all my research from a particular website about a particular topic, I put in the tags "victorian-london-org/opium." If I needed all the Harry Potter notes about only the actors--same process. I have 5796 bookmarks saved and tagged. And consider this: I would have lost all of them when Betsy 2.0 died if I hadn't had them on Delicious.

I just. I don't even know. This is a major tool for me as a writer. I don't even know how to handle this. If Delicious can be closed, what else could be shut down? I just--I need this to live, Yahoo. Go to hell.

Where do we go now? I keep hearing about a Diigo something or other. Something. brb, exporting all my shit.

P.S. Unlike Delicious, however, Morgan Freeman is not dead.

ETA: So far, I'm hearing three alternatives: Diigo (which will import from Delicious), Xmarks (which will import from Delicious), and Pinboard (which costs $7 and I'm not sure if it imports existing bookmarks, but people who do use it seem to love it). (By the way, these sites are slow at the moment because all the Delicious refugees are panicking.) I will probably try at least two of them, if only to get my current bookmarks backed up into the cloud again.

I know of only one way to properly express my complete and total chagrin.

Site Meter

Is it horrible that my first thought was "Oh my god, the kink memes!"? I rarely read them, but every one I've come across is allll about how often they update their delicious account.

Let me know how the delicious export to Diigo goes. I HAVE VERY IMPORTANT MCSWEENEY's BOOKMARKS.

*laugh* No, no, my first thought was "HOW WILL I SEARCH FOR VIDS OMG!!!" And yeah, the kinkmemes are really tied in to Delicious. :(

Like I said to Cleo on Twitter, I use Diigo, it works for me, but I know not everyone likes it. Its bookmarklet doesn't play well with Dreamwidth.

I'm importing to Diigo right now as well.

Nothing can replace delicious in my heart.


Nononononononnonononononono. NO.

My use of delicious is not very important (aka archiving fic I like to come back and read it later), but I'm pissed on behalf of people like yourself, Cleo. But also the massive lost of the cloud of information we got from there. Ugh.

First off, breathe. Second of all, install the extension Xmarks (formerly Foxmarks) in your browser (it's got IE, Firefox, and Chrome covered). Then login at my.xmarks.com and one of the tools in the dropdown is 'Import Bookmarks from Del.ici.ous.'

Xmarks is awesome--it syncs your bookmarks across all the browsers on your computer and on other computers you login in to your Xmarks account with. It can also do password, history, and open tab sync.

I second this. Xmarks has been my savior through various browser changes when things got prickly. It almost shut down itself a couple of months ago, but so many people screamed and cried that they'd pay for the service that the company found a buyer. There are now supposed to be two tiers of usership under works as the buyout happens. A free tier and a pay tier.

I have so many recipes bookmarked I just don't know what I would do if I lost it. Xmarks is my cookbook!!!

(Deleted comment)
(Deleted comment)
When I heard this morning I was all D: D: D: NO THIS IS NOT ALLOWED.

I'm importing to Diigo right now but it seems to be taking a while (and I have nowhere NEAR as many bookmarks as you do, cleolinda! Something to keep in mind?).

Another option I saw mentioned on twitter was Pinboard.IN. It's a paid service (one time fee) which is based on the amount of users who have signed up. So the more people who sign up, the higher the price goes. It started at $7.09 this morning - at last check it was $7.23. Which is still an okay price but just shows how many more users have signed up!

Just curious - why does the price go up with each person buying? Shouldn't more paying customers allow them to decrease the price?

I ONLY JUST HEARD THE NEWS AND I'M SERIOUSLY CRUSHED. I have like 2,000 bookmarks on Delicious. ;_;

Apparently there's a pretty good paid substitute run by guys who know what they're doing, here: http://pinboard.in/switch/

I've backed up my bookmarks and I'm considering paying the $7 or whatever to get pinboard but WE SHOULDN'T HAVE TO. D: D: D:

(Deleted comment)
I've heard good things about Diigo. I'm trying out Zootool right now, but then again so are a ton of other people so their importer is somewhat broken. Looks promising, though. Other people have suggested pinboard.in but it's got such an ugly interface. Zootool has a rhino!

(Deleted comment)

alternatives to delicious - evernote?

have you thought about evernote? a lot of people like it for doing web research. They have a pretty robust free version and an even more robust premium version.

Re: alternatives to delicious - evernote?

Huh. I use Evernote to sync notes between my computer and my phone, but it's mostly info I might need to use later IRL, like addresses or directions or to-do lists. I didn't know it had any bookmark capabilities.

It's one of those things where sure, you can always import your bookmarks somewhere else, but it's not the same. So many communities are linked to delicious, communities that might not still be running and probably won't update their links. Whenever I search for fic the first place I go is delicious. This site closing is really going to suck :(

Why does Yahoo want to shut everything down? This is ridiculous now.

I'm guessing it's because they've lost the search wars rather terribly, so they can't keep all of the side projects afloat. They've been treading water for a while.

Still... Seems like a weird thing to close down, for them, given that it's a searchable index of crowdsourced data. I understand shutting down 360 or whatever that was, but... huh.

But-- fiction searches?

Ugh. I didn't use it all that much, but it was seriously useful when I did. And you using it so much... :-(

Aw, no! I have over 2,000 Delicious book marks. I've tried exporting them, but even if I have selected the option to include my tags, it's not doing that. Terribly frustrating!

Thanks for the head's up though. Would have been horrible to find all my bookmarks gone without warning. :^(

Just to jump in and say that the tags ARE there in the export but won't show if you view the page in the browser. If you use the "View Source" option in your browser, you'll see the tags in the HTML (they take the form of TAGS="whatever,tags,you,have" in the link itself).

It's FAR from perfect, I'll grant you, but I expect the data could be parsed if someone writes a bit of code. Alternatively, there's also the spreadsheet export.

Or Yahoo could grow a brain and save our bookmarking site!

I use the Firefox addon to bookmark in delicious.

That will be gone, too.

When you first posted I did a search for similar sites, and came up with this:


2. Digg.com
Digg is social bookmarking and social networking gone a little crazy due to the fact that anyone can submit a Digg (site), and then anyone can comment on those same Diggs. For me the most interesting feature of Digg has to actually be the comments on the sites and stories, since the Digg community is not shy about letting folks know how they feel about a particular Digg. Primarily focussed on geeky, technology-type items.
3. Reddit
"social bookmarking with reddit"
Reddit is a social bookmarking Web site that works much like Furl and del.icio.us: you register a username and password, and then start submitting and sharing your bookmarks. Reddit is similar to del.icio.us in that users are encouraged to vote on the links and stories that they feel are deserving of being in the top dog spot: it’s kind of a popularity contest, so to speak.
More about RedditRead Review
4. Furl
Furl gives users the ability to save copies of any Web page, search within your own personal archive of Web pages, and share what you find. People use Furl to create their own personal shopping lists, real estate directories, job searches, student research papers, etc. This may just sound like a fancy way of saying bookmarks; but the thing about Furl is that you can access it from any computer, which means that your Favorites will go with you.
More about FurlRead Review
5. Clipmarks
"social bookmarking with clipmarks"
With Clipmarks, you can clip the best parts of web pages. Whether it's a paragraph, sentence, image or video, you can capture just the pieces you want without having to bookmark the entire page.
More about Clipmarks
6. StumbleUpon
"social bookmarking with stumbleupon"
The beauty of StumbleUpon, to my mind: you are able to take advantage of a vast network of dedicated Web searchers who are finding utterly brilliant sites and sharing them with you. I do have to warn you, though – StumbleUpon is an incredibly addicting way to search the Web. I found myself up till 1:30 AM one weekend, blearily clicking the Stumble! Button over and over again, because the quality of the sites are just so amazing; you just keep on coming across stuff that instantly merits a bookmark of your own.
More about StumbleUpon
7. Newsvine
At Newsvine, you can read stories from established media organizations like the Associated Press as well as individual contributors from all around the world. Placement of stories is determined by a multitude of factors including freshness, popularity, and reputation. Contribution is open to all, and editorial judgement is in the hands of the community.
More about Newsvine
8. Mixx
"social bookmarking with mixx"
Mixx offers up an eclectic mix of all sorts of bookmarkable content; anything from videos to news to popular stories can be found here. Just pick a category and you'll be able to find lots of stuff that might merit a bookmark of your own.
More about Mixx
Sponsored Links

Social Media StrategiesDeploy Social Media Campaigns w/ Ease Throughout Your Organization.Lithium.com/Social_Media_Strategies

Virtusa- ECM 2.0 StrategyRegister here for our ECM Enterprise 2.0 Strategy workshop.Virtusa.com/Enterprise2.0Workshop
9. Diigo
Diigo is one of my newest favorite Web tools. Not only can you use Diigo to save your favorite Web bookmarks, yalso ou can use Diigo to put sticky notes on websites, highlight stuff you like, comment, and more.
More about Diigo
10. Propeller
"social bookmarking with propeller"
The way Propeller works is very similar to other social bookmarking sites such as Digg or del.icio.us. Users find stories, submit them, and other Propeller users can vote and comment on those stories, with the most popular stories rising to the top.
More about Propeller

Furl got bought by Diigo, so it's just...Diigo now. I know I freaked out a little back then thinking omg FUURRRRL. But since it was just ancient bookmarks in there I was ok with it. :/

I'm collecting Delicious Crisis resources ,a href="http://missyjack.livejournal.com/668971.html">here</a>

Diigo.com looks good and apepars to ahve an easy tool to import bookmarks and tags from Delicious.



Dear Yahoo, you suck. [scowl]

While I don't use delicious, thanks for the update. a quick google (is it ironic to use google to find yahoo info?) about the subject informed me that Yahoo Bookmarks which I do use is headed for the gallows as well and Yahoo Calendar which I depend heavily on is do for something as well. Looks like I should just transfer everything over to google. My tin foil hat and I suspect that Google will be behind the robotic revolution.



I use xmarks and love it.

I'm panicking a fair bit just over the sheer volume of information we're going to lose. When I start reading in a new fandom, delicious is pretty much the first place I go to for recs. This is going to be horrible. :(

Tagfoot is a paid service that has a lot of really nice features, but it's a lot more cluttered than Delicious, which I find annoying. (I got in free during the beta.) Also, back in the very early days, the site specifically added the capability to have slashes in tags so I could use it for my shippy fanfiction bookmarks, which endeared them to me a bit, as you might imagine.

There's also the bookmarking feature on AO3. I wonder if the loss of delicious may spur them to add some sort of bookmark importing capabilities? I've got more than 500 fanfic bookmarks alone on Delicious, so adding them all in as external bookmarks on the site is daunting to say the least. And that's not even counting the vids, picspams, meta, etc.


(Deleted comment)
Someone's saying a bit upthread that Lastpass acquired it?


Log in

No account? Create an account