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Jane ([personal profile] wistfuljane) wrote in [community profile] newslettering2010-12-16 01:10 pm

News regarding delicious.com

There's some bad news for newsletters who used delicious.com automated script for generating newsletter issues [eta: or just used delicious.com for general organization/archiving purposes]:
I don't know how many of you still read this comm, but I'll post anyway! On Tuesday Yahoo laid off the entire Delicious team and today it announced at a company all-hands meeting that it will be "sunsetting" Delicious [eta: smaller version of the screencap], aka shutting it down, although there are no details yet on when or how, from any of my sources inside Yahoo. It could be months or years - although they'll almost certainly announce it ahead of time (at some point), like Geocities.

- Goddamnit, [livejournal.com profile] dreamyshade aka Britta from delicious.com
And from TechCrunch: Is Yahoo Shutting Down Del.icio.us? [Update: Yes].

Although the closing of delicious.com may be a long time off, I think there's currently limited alternatives to delicious.com in terms of being able to generate links into a customized format. I don't know, what are your thoughts on the feasibility of Diigo, AO3's bookmarks feature and other alternatives? [personal profile] bluemeridian has a related discussion on this here [eta: there's also a links roundup there].

Addendum: [personal profile] renay discussed here about the would-be impact of delicious.com closing on [community profile] ff_press, the Final Fantasy newsletter, and possible alternatives to delicious.com.

Other links:

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[personal profile] facetofcathy 2010-12-16 09:28 pm (UTC)(link)
My first response is to say, nooooooooooooooooo. But after the most recent "improvement" to the save form, maybe I'm not so sorry that something else will inevitably rise up to replace it or else someone may buy it who wants it to improve for real.

We still use Diigo for the White Collar Newsletter to some extent. I don't mind it, but I don't know if [personal profile] murklins script that posts the newsletter (in, like, 2 minutes, it's awesome) could be made to function with Diigo.

I like the AO3 bookmarks for personal use, but they are not very easily browsable by others as lists or as likely to be stumbled upon as delicious.

ETA, I'd like to link this entry on the Fanlore comm if you don't mind.
Edited 2010-12-16 21:32 (UTC)
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[personal profile] caitie 2010-12-16 11:10 pm (UTC)(link)
This is really bad news for the newsletter I work on (gossipgirlnews over on LJ). I'm pretty out of my depth with the scripts and coding discussion, so I suppose I'll just try to stay tuned and see if anyone comes up with a brilliant idea for bookmarking, tagging, and exporting links. If not, I think we'll be forced to go selective or close up shop.
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[personal profile] hermitsoul 2010-12-16 11:16 pm (UTC)(link)
I suppose burying my head in the sand is not the best plan? *sigh* For now I'm hoping it takes a few months at least, that should give us time to come up with something else. AO3 just bumped importing and improving bookmarks up the priority scale, and Britta sounds like she has some good ideas. Plus, I'm sure Dreamwidth coders are talking right now as well.

I do like Diigo for nonfannish bookmarks, will probably import my fannish ones to a new account and see how it goes. I also just signed up for a Pinboard account - so far it looks ok, though I'll definitely miss my bundles.
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[personal profile] msilverstar 2010-12-19 02:40 am (UTC)(link)
One idea is that we can keep some of the community nature by adding the tag FANDOM to all our bookmarks. So at least there's a way to connect on all the bookmarking sites as well.