Yahoo! is De-rezzing

Where does the data go when the host dies? Yahoo is coming apart at the seams, and they’re taking the social bookmarking site Delicious with them.  I use this service to generate the linkstream in my sidebar here.  Thankfully, I’ve had WordPress importing all that content weekly for a long time, so I’m not in danger of losing any information.  I just have to deal with the pain in the ass of figuring out a new way to implement this functionality.  If you care about information you must be constantly vigilant against entropy.  Ideotrope photo archives with full metadata are now available by the way…

By Zane Selvans

A former space explorer, now marooned on a beautiful, dying world.

4 replies on “Yahoo! is De-rezzing”

Pinboard ( looks promising. It is not free, but that’s probably a good thing; plus, it’s inexpensive. Here is their comparison between Pinboard and Delicious:

For you, I would think that the lack of automatic uploading to WordPress from Pinboard is going to be the biggest problem.

I’m think I’m just going to use WordPress directly. It’ll mean a lot more small posts showing up in my RSS feed, but I’ll have control over the data, and I won’t have to worry about anybody else de-rezzing. Honestly, Yahoo’s exit is much more graceful than Ma.gnolia’s was!

Try Diigo. It has the same basic functionality as Delicious with additional powerful research tools.

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