Introduction About Site Map

XML
RSS 2 Feed RSS 2 Feed
Navigation

Main Page | Blog Index

Saturday, December 10th, 2005, 6:28 am

Del.icio.us Acquired by Yahoo

del.icio.us
My deceased del.icio.us bookmark

NOT so long after their Flickr takeover, Yahoo take control of del.icio.us (also covered in Associated Press via Yahoo! News).

I am now reluctant to add anything to my del.icio.us bookmarks. I use my Firefox bookmarks instead. Firefox settings are available to me from anywhere, but I used to like the idea of social bookmarking, so long as it was not commercially-orchestrated. I somehow perceived del.icio.us as a Wikipedia ‘sister’, wherein the community helped organise Web addresses (links) as oppose to human knowledge.

Wikipedia has its problems too. Earlier today ZDNet argued that its Open Source label is a conundrum. More recently it began to impose restrictions and it appears to have commercially-motivated mirrors.

Another major takeover: Adobe Buy Macromedia

Also to note: Prodigy now up for sale (external)

Addendum:

  • Yahoo can refine their search results using popularity figures in del.icio.us, which are good reflectants on inbound links and high-quality content.
  • Wikipedia is now sold in paper form and as DVD‘s

Comments are closed.

Back to top

Retrieval statistics: 21 queries taking a total of 0.128 seconds • Please report low bandwidth using the feedback form
Original styles created by Ian Main (all acknowledgements) • PHP scripts and styles later modified by Roy Schestowitz • Help yourself to a GPL'd copy
|— Proudly powered by W o r d P r e s s — based on a heavily-hacked version 1.2.1 (Mingus) installation —|