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    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeDec 16th 2010
    Yahoo is apparently canning a number of services including Delicious. I use Delicious pretty extensively, any good recommendations for an alternative bookmarking site?
    • CommentAuthorJiveKitty
    • CommentTimeDec 16th 2010
    Gah, what the shit? I've only recently started using it but it's really handy. I second the query.
    • CommentTimeDec 16th 2010 edited
    Why does everyone hate my productivity? First Google Wave, now Delicious. And a shoutout to 30boxes stopping Facebook event imports.
    I'll never get organized now.

    Edit for less whining: My brother prodded me to install Foxylicious, a firefox plugin, which imported my links with tags and made it really easy to search up all my links.

    OBTAIN: get version 0.7.3
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    A friend suggested "Diigo" to me -- -- which seems to be able to handle the import of my exported Delicious bookmarks (still chugging along right now, but the rumor is that it'll preserve tags, notes, etc.) and works basically in exactly the same way.

    They also seem to be pay-supported -- if you upgrade from the free account, you get more advanced features like custom highlighting on the bookmarked web pages -- which may keep the up and running, since it amounts to about five bucks a month for the cheapest plan.

    It also has collaborative elements to it, so if anyone is interested, I'm eric_trautmann on that service.

    • CommentTimeDec 16th 2010
    I remember trying out Delicious via a post from Warren and since then I never stopped using it. From daily "must read" links, to bookmarks, and recently to archive the links I could post on twitter and redirect them to my blog (autofeed for the lazy girl).
    Not only i'm infuriated by the fact Yahoo decided to ditch delicious employees right before xmas, but I'm also losing a great tool I was using daily.

    As for alternatives, I've been advised to use
    You pay a small fee when signing up but it should be able to do the trick on the long run.
    SHOULD. Because I'm guessing they're under heavy load at the moment, digital exodus probably, and even if I imported all my bookmarks two hours ago, they're still not showing up at the moment.

    Considering the huge exodus expected along the weeks, I'm also guessing we'll soon see some sexy plugins to daily autopost on wordpress. I'm hoping for it. Please. Anyone ? *o.o*
    • CommentTimeDec 16th 2010 edited
    Took me about a half an hour to seamlessly migrate from delicious to google bookmarks, and I've lost absolutely zero functionality (from running delicious plugin in firefox across computers). But it's kind of an ugly process(one of those you can't get there from here without two extra steps, damnit), so I'm gonna type it up here.

    1. You're gonna install three plugins to get everything transferred across. You're only going to KEEP one, so no need to worry about memory leaks, but I'm assuming that, like me, you've got about 8 gajillion nicely sorted and nested lables, and you'd like to keep them. So:

    Foxylicious - Will keep all your pretty tags/bundles.
    Google Toolbar - will quickly and easily upload everything (including tags) from firefox to google.
    Gmarks - actually even a little better than the old delicious plugin.

    2. Go ahead and install them all at once. That way you're only restarting a couple of times instead of, you know, every time you do anything.

    2.5. If you keep some bookmarks separate from delicious (computer-specific links, for instance) you can either make a backup of your Firefox bookmarks ("organize bookmarks" >> make backup) and delete them until after you've made the delicious transfer, or just delete those bookmarks from google later. Your call.

    3. Okay. From the foxylicious options menu, go ahead and import all of your delicious links into Firefox. It's going to dump all of your tags (but prettily nested and tagged into folders) into one "Delicious" folder.

    4. From the FIREFOX manage bookmarks menu, go ahead and drag all the folders OUT of the Delicious folder (and just into the main bookmarks whatever) and delete the (now empty) delicious folder, as it's, well, empty.

    4.5. Okay! Now you've got ALL your delicious bookmarks, tagged and nested, in Firefox. If you don't actually need bookmarks on more than one computer, go ahead and stop here. (And uninstall all the plugins you installed, because you don't need any of them anymore, you're set.)

    5. But you probably *do* want your bookmarks on more than one computer, so from the GOOGLE TOOLBAR bookmarks pulldown, select "import bookmarks from Firefox. Let it do its thing and all of your bookmarks should now be stored online just as well as they ever were on delicious.

    6. Uninstall foxylicious and google tool bar, as you no longer need either. Because, frankly, google toolbar does a fuckton of really useless shit that just takes up screen space. You just want the same functionality you had with the old delicious plugin, yes? That's your new Gmarks plugin. From its option menu, you can set it to nest tags (using some character for nesting, I use +). Hide the firefox bookmarks menu, or give it its own toolbar, whichever you fancy.

    7. If, like me, you've got chrome on some computers and firefox on the others, all you need to do is install instances of the Gmarks plugin in the firefox installs, and chrome will handle things natively anyway, so that's done. Ta mother fucking da, and fuck you Yahoo I'm just fine without delicious.
    • CommentTimeDec 16th 2010 edited
    AAAAH I need to save all my recipes! And inspiration sites!

    Booooo Yahoo.

    Edited to note that Ariana is a GENIUS. And a godsend.
    • CommentAuthorEmperor
    • CommentTimeDec 16th 2010
    This is a real kick in the nuts, as Delicious worked very well and was nicely designed to make everything simple and intuitive. It is also a bit of a wake-up call about the problems of cloud computing. I am unsure why they haven't tried to sell it on or cut it loose, rather than just binning it - there must be some interest as adding context and meaning to links is surely of interest to someone out there, especially search engines. Ah well, such is the way of corporate beasts.

    Thanks for to Ariana for the tips, I do seem to always end up being pulled back to Google, at least they aren't going to go down the pan any time soon. I hope...
    • CommentAuthorbriantm
    • CommentTimeDec 17th 2010
    Warren mentioned using Evernote as a delicious replacement.

    A much lighter program is Cintanotes ( which is a web clipping/notes storing program similar to evernote. At the moment it only clips text though there are plans to add more features.
    You can synchronise this through Dropbox.
    • CommentTimeDec 17th 2010
    Apparently now Yahoo is saying they're not planning on shutting down Delicious but wishing on selling it.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeDec 17th 2010 edited

    Thank you kindly for that write up. My wife uses delicious more than I do and while I know my wife can curse, I didn't know she could get quite that creative with her vulgarity.

    Can I have permission to repost your instructions?
    • CommentAuthorkperkins
    • CommentTimeDec 17th 2010
    Just a caveat on Ariana's tutorial. Chrome does not handle google bookmarks natively.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeDec 17th 2010
    ...isn't Chrome Google's browser?

    • CommentAuthorkperkins
    • CommentTimeDec 17th 2010
    Yeah, but you need an extension to sync with Google Bookmarks. Ridiculous? Yes.
    • CommentTimeDec 17th 2010
    It looks like their blog is back up with the "oh shit, people are pissed" reaction/backtracking.

    Aspiring PR Flacks should take note, it's an fantastic example of of passive aggressive corporate schlock that takes a long time to not say anything while still managing to insult anyone with a smidgeon of intelligence.
    • CommentAuthorJiveKitty
    • CommentTimeDec 17th 2010
    Thank you, Ariana. Much appreciated.
    • CommentAuthorjonah
    • CommentTimeDec 17th 2010
    It doesn't have the social aspects, but if you just want to synchronize bookmarks chrome can link your bookmarks to a gmail account automatically. They don't advertise it, but you can also view all your chrome bookmarks in google docs in any browser. From docs you could set up social bookmark sharing on a smaller more intimate level, but you can't really use it to track trends or anything like that. Remembering my own custom tags sometimes gives me problems, but other than that I like it. Chrome's bookmark search is very zippy. Another plus is that I've forgotten my password for every other bookmark hosting site I've tried.

    As far as note taking goes google notebook seemed promising, but they stopped updating it and I use Docs now. I just found a chrome extension called Snippy and if it actually works it would be pretty great for note taking. I'm just waiting on some slow downloads so I can restart my browser and try it. Has anyone tried Springpad? It sounds really powerful, but I'm not sure how they can offer it for free. Looks fun so I guess I'll have to test it too.
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    Google Wave didn't die a painful enough death to please me.
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    In case anyone is interested, the import of my Delicious bookmarks to Diigo was 100% successful; my tags/tag cloud and notes were all preserved, and basic functionality is more or less identical to Delicious.

  4.  (9314.20)
    Just to resurrect this thread:

    YouTube founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen have bought

    Blog post
    Brief FAQ