Cleolinda Jones (cleolinda) wrote,
Cleolinda Jones
cleolinda

NO

Yahoo is shutting down Delicious.com, the bookmark storing/sharing service.

NO

I NEED IT TO LIVE

THIS IS THE WORST THING EVER

I AM KIND OF NOT EVEN KIDDING

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.





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