Delicious.com will not be shut down

Posted on Tuesday, December 21st 2010 12:39 pm by menj in Internet

There has been rumours swirling around after slides of a Yahoo! meeting was exposed, suggesting that delicious.com, a very well-known bookmarking service will be shut down. Naturally I was worried about the issue as I myself am an active delicious.com user as well. However, since the news was not officially from Yahoo! I decided to sit back and await an official confirmation. As it turns out, I was not disappointed. Yahoo! has finally come out with an official statement saying that they are not planning to shut down delicious.com, but will consider selling it instead.

No real reason for me to panic, after all. I will still continue using delicious.com until further notice.

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    • jdubdoubleu7704 says:

      July 18th, 2012 at 1:45 am

      There seems to be so many social bookmarking services out there and am wondering if the really are free to use? (I find it hard to believe since they must get money somehow).

    • kewlflame14 says:

      July 18th, 2012 at 2:27 am

      best social bookmarking service

    • Jeff says:

      July 18th, 2012 at 3:48 am

      I just want to organized saved pages into different categories and folders or headings.

    • Mackenzie P says:

      July 18th, 2012 at 11:56 am

      I’m trying to promote my website by social bookmarking the content on my site? Which social bookmarking site should I spend my time on? And does anyone have any tips on the best practices or strategies for this type of search engine optimization?

    • nmlpc says:

      July 18th, 2012 at 4:00 pm

      In which DMOZ category it is better to add http://www.pofex.com/ – the social bookmarking service?

    • callofduty5123412 says:

      July 25th, 2012 at 10:51 pm

      I want to get few social bookmarking service, kindly guide me from where I can get it.

    • Ssshhhh Im becoming aroused says:

      July 28th, 2012 at 7:18 pm

      Hello Webmaster.

      i am New to website Business and I am looking for Professional Social bookmarking service for my website.

      I Want professional Service that Will Do the Job for me pro & reasonable price.

      do you recommended any?
      Have you try it?
      Any Feedback i can use to make my Select the best Option?

    • Christopher J says:

      August 2nd, 2012 at 1:27 pm

      I have a confession.

      I am a chronic bookmarker packrat.
      I spend a LOT of time on the net and when I see a page
      like for some reason, I bookmark it.
      Trouble is my bookmarks folders are out of control.

      I understand that there are ways to keep your bookmarks organized online.

      I’d like some analysis on which is best and why.
      Thank you.

    • Jon P says:

      August 2nd, 2012 at 4:13 pm

      I need links and personal experiences, please. Thank You. I need to know the best so I can join and enjoy the best web links on the web.

    • Scorch Delta-62 says:

      August 7th, 2012 at 8:29 am

      Is Bookmarking sites submission gives you a high quality backlinks? are they better than forum and blog backlinks? which one is the best for seo and google loves? – im planning to submit social bookmarking sites at least 50 sites of them. what do you think?

    • SKATEskum says:

      August 18th, 2012 at 3:54 pm

      Social bookmarking service: I am searching for manual social bookmark service. What is rate for each submission?

    • Mackenzie P says:

      August 22nd, 2012 at 3:40 pm

      And which of these social bookmarking (e.g. Stumbleupon, Digg, del.i.cious, etc) and social networking sites (Myspace, Twitter, Facebook, etc) works best for you? Why

      Thanks

    • supernerd567 says:

      August 24th, 2012 at 7:41 pm

      I’m trying to promote my website by social bookmarking the content on my site? Which social bookmarking site should I spend my time on? And does anyone have any tips on the best practices or strategies for this type of search engine optimization?

    • sam N says:

      September 6th, 2012 at 3:33 pm

      I bought myself a new laptop, and I have no idea how to transfer my bookmarks!

    • Sophia C says:

      September 18th, 2012 at 12:01 pm

      My Windows laptop doesn’t work because the laptop charger Ac Adapter totally messed up the plug hole. Anyway, I have a lot of bookmarks saved in Firefox. So I was wondering if there is anyway what so ever I can get them without fixing the computer.

    • Hannah says:

      September 22nd, 2012 at 7:31 am

      I recently got a new computer. I went from XP to Vistas. I can’t import the bookmarks file i saved from the old computer to the vistas.. It says not a valid bookmark file. Any ideas?

    • jag43216 says:

      September 27th, 2012 at 5:28 pm

      I delete my bookmarks because they were getting way to hard to shift through and I accidentally got rd of one that I really needed. Now I can’t find the website again and have been searching for it for a long time. Help please!

    • Jamal says:

      September 27th, 2012 at 6:30 pm

      I have a backup of bookmarks from firefox version 3.6 and older, if i install the latest Firefox will i still be able to import the old bookmarks?

    • PIE BOY says:

      October 14th, 2012 at 8:47 am

      I’m having some problems with Firefox, so I want to uninstall it and then reinstall it. But I want to save all my bookmarks, so can I save my bookmarks to my computer, and then import them back to Firefox once I reinstall it? Thanks for the help.

    • zigg3ns says:

      October 14th, 2012 at 10:17 pm

      I have lots of bookmarks in firefox and i want all of them in internet explorer.

      Any idea on how to do this?

      Thanks a bunch!

    • The Dark Knight says:

      October 20th, 2012 at 6:28 pm

      I have a slight understanding of what each service is..
      Twitter – update your status
      Digg – Share news stories
      Delicious – Social bookmarking

      Basically, these are all web-social services, right?

      But I’m the most “tech-savvy” out of my friends (which isn’t saying much). None of them even know what an RSS reader is. Many of them have never heard of Flickr.

      So it isn’t like my friends and I will trade Twitters or anything. Digg, I’m kind of missing the point of, but it must have some logical use, because it’s hit it big. Delicious is pretty popular, but what’s the point of social bookmarking if you don’t have any friends that will contribute to the social part? I already use Google bookmarks. Should I give Delicious a shot?

      I want your opinions. Would Twitter, Digg, or Delicious really benefit me in any way if none of my friends use any of the mentioned services?

    • Xedo says:

      October 26th, 2012 at 8:39 pm

      I just set up a new user on my XP powered computer but don’t want to recreate all of the bookmarks one-by-one. How do I import them from my other user?

    • Phillip123 says:

      October 29th, 2012 at 4:14 pm

      For some reason when I look at my yahoo bookmarks page there is no way to export bookmarks to Internet Explorer or Foxfire. Have they removed this option?

    • zigg3ns says:

      November 17th, 2012 at 6:13 pm

      Is there a way to save my bookmarks before I run my recovery discs, then reload them after recovery? My os is windows xp pro with firefox browser.

    • Jack Bauer says:

      November 21st, 2012 at 11:37 pm

      And totally I wanted to know where the file of bookmarks is saved in computer?For example I know that the file of Favorites of Internet explorer is saved in (Documents and settings folder),but how about Firefox?

    • addmeonxbox360myuserisfallior says:

      November 22nd, 2012 at 9:41 am

      Yahoo decided to have the bookmarks in a toolbar. This toolbar works with internet explorer, but does not work with my browser. Have I lost all my bookmarks or can I recover them? And How?

    • Michael C says:

      November 23rd, 2012 at 6:34 am

      Long story but I have almost 2000 bookmarks and I need to delete them all in bulk but its only letting me do one at a time I’m trying to right click and delete a bunch but it isnt letting me.

      PLEASE HELP!
      I’m not sure of the version but that didnt work.
      It wont even let me highlight them all in blue.

    • uberfailz says:

      November 23rd, 2012 at 9:55 pm

      I am having trouble restoring my bookmarks. I created a backup and the file has an extension of (json) however I cannot restore my book marks I get an error message that reads (Unable to process the backup file) please help

    • callofduty5123412 says:

      November 26th, 2012 at 8:14 pm

      I am using Google chrome as browser. I have saved a lot of bookmarks. If I format my PC, I will lose all those bookmarks. So how to back up the bookmarks in Google chrome?

    • Jose B says:

      November 28th, 2012 at 10:35 pm

      I am trying to import my bookmarks into Safari. I have never used safari before. The format of my bookmarks is a HTML file. When I try and import Safari displays the HTML file with the list of URLs but I cannot seem to import that list of bookmarks into Safari. Can anyone help?

    • Samuro says:

      November 28th, 2012 at 11:25 pm

      Just got a new laptop and I want to transfer my bookmarks from the old one. Is there a way to do this?

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