Yahoo is shutting down Delicious. I’ve been using Delicious to share links with friends for years, so this is not a good development from my perspective.
The Metafilter discussion about possible alternatives points out Unalog, Pinboard, Diigo, and a few others. I took a look and decided that Pinboard is the best bet. What I like best is that it has a business model — selling a cheap permanent membership. I like things with business models because I think they are less likely to shut down.
There’ve been several shutdowns of free services this year — Xmarks went out of business (but were rescued by Lastpass), Ask.com killed Bloglines, Oracle is doing it’s best to kill MySQL, and now Yahoo is killing Delicious.
I found it very easy to migrate from Delicious to Pinboard.
- Open a Pinboard account
- Export your Delicious bookmarks
- Import your Delicious bookmarks
- Wait for Pinboard to catch up with all Delicious users importing their bookmarks at the same time
- Use Twitterfeed to set up automatic reposting to Twitter, Facebook, etc.
Just like Delicious, Pinboard has lots of handy bookmarklets.