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Saturday, December 10th, 2005, 6:28 am Acquired by Yahoo
My deceased bookmark

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

I am now reluctant to add anything to my 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 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)


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

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