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December 09, 2005


We're proud to announce that del.icio.us has joined the Yahoo! family.  Together we'll continue to improve how people discover, remember and share on the Internet, with a big emphasis on the power of community.  We're excited to be working with the Yahoo! Search team - they definitely get social systems and their potential to change the web. (We're also excited to be joining our fraternal twin Flickr!)

We want to thank everyone who has helped us along the way - our employees, our great investors and advisors, and especially our users.  We still want to get your feedback, and we look forward to bringing you new features and more servers in the future.

I look forward to continuing my vision of social and community memory, and taking it to the next level with the del.icio.us community and Yahoo!

Posted by joshua on December 9, 2005 at 01:54 PM | Permalink | Bookmark This


Joshua, Congratulations! Yahoo sure does get tagging I see.

Posted by: Michael Arrington | Dec 9, 2005 1:58:14 PM

Indeed, congrats! Yahoo has clearly decided that community has value.

Posted by: Greg | Dec 9, 2005 2:01:30 PM

Congratulations guys!

Posted by: Charlie | Dec 9, 2005 2:01:37 PM

Congratulations, Joshua! Good luck!

Posted by: Fred Oliveira | Dec 9, 2005 2:04:01 PM

Ditto! Congrats Josh!

Posted by: Steve Rubel | Dec 9, 2005 2:05:42 PM

Woohoo! Our post is here: http://www.ysearchblog.com/archives/000223.html

Posted by: Jeremy Zawodny | Dec 9, 2005 2:06:10 PM

Nice work! Congrats!

Posted by: Pete Cashmore | Dec 9, 2005 2:07:00 PM

wow Congrats!

Posted by: Duncan | Dec 9, 2005 2:07:32 PM

Congratulations guys!

Posted by: Alexander Barbara | Dec 9, 2005 2:07:35 PM

Wow, this is great news. Congratulations, Joshua!

Posted by: Brian Benzinger | Dec 9, 2005 2:07:44 PM

Outstanding news. Welcome!

Posted by: Kent Brewster | Dec 9, 2005 2:08:18 PM

Absolutely awesome. Everyone here (TechTV alumni included) is really happy for you! Congrats, Joshua!

Posted by: Scott Moschella | Dec 9, 2005 2:17:26 PM


Posted by: riffola | Dec 9, 2005 2:20:22 PM

Congratulations! I am a big fan of del.icio.us and also Yahoo, so can't wait for the intergration!

Posted by: Rajiv Doshi | Dec 9, 2005 2:25:59 PM

Flickr and del.icio.us, my two favored weblog staples, together under the Yahoo umbrella.

Posted by: Paulo | Dec 9, 2005 2:26:04 PM


Posted by: neb | Dec 9, 2005 2:26:54 PM

Fantastic news. Yet another instance of Yahoo supporting a wonderful innovation on the web. (Here's hoping they offer an option to keep the service ad-free...) Congrats, Joshua & the rest of the team.

Posted by: Michael | Dec 9, 2005 2:27:45 PM

Am I the only one not thrilled by this? What happened to the decentralization the internet was supposed to be so good for?

Posted by: loginwithyouryahooaccount! | Dec 9, 2005 2:29:09 PM

Sad.... soon this place will be filled with annoying flickering ads.

Posted by: Martin | Dec 9, 2005 2:29:09 PM

wow, congrats! i hope you aren't abandoning us here in nyc to move to SF!

Posted by: jake | Dec 9, 2005 2:29:54 PM


Posted by: pablotossi | Dec 9, 2005 2:34:00 PM

gz! btw - del.icio.us will cease to become relevant to me if any form of advertising is integrated into the ui.

Posted by: chuckchuck | Dec 9, 2005 2:35:07 PM

Congrats! Please, when you're going through the integration, remember the mistakes of the past: http://37signals.com/svn/archives2/flickr_signup_from_human_to_droid_in_a_yahoo_moment.php

Posted by: Andrew | Dec 9, 2005 2:35:30 PM

Congrats man.. you really deserve this :)

Posted by: mariano | Dec 9, 2005 2:35:57 PM

Interesting development. Good luck!

Posted by: Lloyd D Budd | Dec 9, 2005 2:37:03 PM

Great - maybe they will get the import function working again

Posted by: Bob | Dec 9, 2005 2:37:08 PM

Some thing Google is not-so-secretly trying to trump Microsoft. While all the attention is on them, Yahoo is quietly snatching up beloved web services that already exist. Clever bastards! Congratulations!

Posted by: Dale Cruse | Dec 9, 2005 2:37:11 PM

gross.. first flickr and now this. what is the world coming to.

Posted by: suppafly | Dec 9, 2005 2:38:45 PM

Holy Crap on a stick. This just renewed my faith in Yahoo.

Posted by: Jake of 8bitjoystick.com | Dec 9, 2005 2:39:13 PM

Nicely done. A very good match.

Posted by: vanderwal | Dec 9, 2005 2:45:27 PM

Do we must tie our del.icio.us accounts into Yahoo accounts now? I will hate that. Congratulations anycase.

Posted by: A (not english fluently) del.icio.us user | Dec 9, 2005 2:45:58 PM

hey Josh- great development! I just love Yahoo, and will join delicious only after you start accepting Yahoo usernames.

Posted by: Sooraj | Dec 9, 2005 2:46:04 PM

Sweet Jeebus, that is crazy! Congrats, guys! Yahoo has become Flickrlicious.

Posted by: quas | Dec 9, 2005 2:47:12 PM

excellent news! here's hoping they apply the same mostly-hands-off policy they've applied with Flickr...

Posted by: Justin Mason | Dec 9, 2005 2:48:41 PM

Wow! Congratulations Joshua, this is big news. I knew del.icio.us would be picked up by someone eventually, and who better to do it than Yahoo? Looking forward to more delicious innovations in the future.

Posted by: Patrick Haney | Dec 9, 2005 2:51:56 PM

Congratulations! Does Yahoo have plans to link tags from Flickr and del.icio.us? --Pat

Posted by: Patrick Tufts | Dec 9, 2005 2:53:29 PM

What took them so long? :-D

Posted by: Brett O'Connor | Dec 9, 2005 2:53:45 PM

For what it's worth, I really dislike being required to have a yahoo account for stuff. I want to be able to sign in with an email of my choice. That bothered me about flickr's change, and so now when there's a chance, could i ask you y.ah.oo, to not do that here, thanks.

Posted by: graeme | Dec 9, 2005 2:53:51 PM

Welcome to Yahoo Joshua! It's going to be great.

Posted by: David Beach | Dec 9, 2005 2:54:22 PM

Wow, I expected something like this, but I thought it would be Google acquiring del.icio.us. This being the case, I expect Google to introduce their own competing social bookmarking site soon. Probably Microsoft will jump on the bandwagon as well.

Posted by: Phillip Rhodes | Dec 9, 2005 2:55:35 PM

Congrats - but I hope we won't have to start using Yahoo! accounts (as Flickr did).

Posted by: Bill Bradford | Dec 9, 2005 2:56:16 PM

Congradulations, but just please don't make it look like Yahoo's homepage! Always think of the user's first.

Posted by: Greg | Dec 9, 2005 3:00:57 PM

take the money and run, d00d.

Posted by: quonsar | Dec 9, 2005 3:02:22 PM

Congrats Joshua. It's a great combo. Can't believe Google didn't bite.

Posted by: Jeff | Dec 9, 2005 3:02:38 PM

Nice! Congratulations. I hope that del.icio.us will stay nice and clean like it is now--if Flickr is any indication it will.

Posted by: Marcus | Dec 9, 2005 3:02:50 PM

Oh no :( The demise of the greatest service on the web :'(

Posted by: Delicious Junky | Dec 9, 2005 3:03:42 PM

Yahoo that's delicious! I live here. I live in flickr. I live at yahoo. This is insane. You deserve this success dude. Just please g-d don't let me lose my bookmarks :-D I'm practically my own search engine. LOL

Posted by: Lisa McMillan | Dec 9, 2005 3:04:16 PM

That's fucked up. If the same happens here as it happened at Flickr, we're screwed. I don't want a friggin' Yahoo!!!!! ID and acknowledging a long as TOS! How come Yahoo buys the best stuff? They only screw their acquisitions up.

Posted by: The Dude | Dec 9, 2005 3:06:03 PM

Oh no :( The demise of the greatest service on the web :'(

Posted by: Delicious Junky | Dec 9, 2005 3:06:06 PM

Congrats guys.

Posted by: suresh | Dec 9, 2005 3:10:40 PM

Congrats guys.

Posted by: suresh | Dec 9, 2005 3:11:32 PM

Fuck. Time to find another tagging service. Suckage.

Posted by: Eric Baker | Dec 9, 2005 3:13:08 PM

BTW, I think it's kind of funny how people are complaining about how Yahoo! "ruined" Flickr by, uh...changing the login screen, and...um...oh, giving users more rights in their TOS. OMG RUINED!! Their service is totally unusable now! Just like delicious will be! Apocalypse, etc!

Posted by: quas | Dec 9, 2005 3:13:28 PM

Congrats Josh. You deserve it. (Nice name, btw.)

Posted by: Josh | Dec 9, 2005 3:16:00 PM

Fuck. Time to find another tagging site. Suckage.

Posted by: Eric Baker | Dec 9, 2005 3:19:52 PM

I'm happy for you guys but sad to find another of my favs falling to Yahoo... Hopefully there aren't too many changes like they're trying to pull with Flickr.

Posted by: midbach | Dec 9, 2005 3:20:57 PM

Take that big wad of cash buy a new identity and forget del.icio.us ever existed. The only thing that can sour your sweet success now is those pesky loyal users who think you owe them something.

Posted by: Baltar | Dec 9, 2005 3:23:10 PM

Congrats Josh! Excellent news. (Me, I think it was our launch of the del.icio.us/events thing that pushed Yahoo over the edge :-)

Posted by: Brian Dear | Dec 9, 2005 3:24:03 PM

this is terrible news. are they going to splash giant flash ads and banners all over the delicious pages?

Posted by: fdas | Dec 9, 2005 3:29:19 PM

Take that big wad of cash buy a new identity and forget del.icio.us ever existed. The only thing that can sour your sweet success now is those pesky loyal users who think you owe them something.

Posted by: Baltar | Dec 9, 2005 3:30:35 PM

I'm really, really, really sorry to hear this! I dislike Yahoo and their practices. I will be removing my bookmarks. You had a great product and service. I'm sorry you've been eaten up by the giants.

Posted by: Seth | Dec 9, 2005 3:31:33 PM

Too bad. I'll be leaving for good. Before the ads come in.

Posted by: Scott | Dec 9, 2005 3:32:47 PM

I liked my anomimity with del.icio.us - I doubt Yahoo will afford us this luxury.

Posted by: Travis | Dec 9, 2005 3:32:51 PM

Why is it everything I like gets bought by Yahoo? Flickr, Konfabulator and now del.icio.us.

Posted by: WebWeasel | Dec 9, 2005 3:33:00 PM

"Take that big wad of cash buy a new identity and forget del.icio.us ever existed. The only thing that can sour your sweet success now is those pesky loyal users who think you owe them something." Waah waah waah waah waah. Josh, congrats!

Posted by: Rockwell | Dec 9, 2005 3:33:17 PM

Joshua & all the team: Congratulations!!! (well, in fact I think we must say that to Yahoo: they take the best ;-)

Posted by: Alberto | Dec 9, 2005 3:34:29 PM

ah shit

Posted by: speel | Dec 9, 2005 3:34:42 PM

It will be unfortunate if Yahoo puts obtrusive ads on del.icio.us, but I can understand that Internet services cannot sustain themselves forever for free. Some people neglect to remember that bandwidth isn't free. Congratulations to all the people who have worked on del.icio.us. You deserve a payday for your hard work. Lets cross our fingers and hope that Yahoo doesn't screw with it.

Posted by: Rich | Dec 9, 2005 3:34:53 PM

Ah crap. This sucks. Good for you getting paid. Bad for us who can't stand Y!

Posted by: Kelly | Dec 9, 2005 3:37:43 PM

Congrats on making the money, but I'm sorry to see you sell out. Yahoo! is a power because it abuses the personal dempographic information it demands of its users, violating their privacy to market to them. Yahoo! doesn't "get" "social systems(s)"...it abuses on-line communities and violates their members. Their "social systems(s)" become marketing gulags. But again, congrats for increasing the size of your portfolios.

Posted by: Charlie Summers | Dec 9, 2005 3:38:55 PM

Good grief! I just started getting used to the tagging service. Now I'll have to go and delete all my bookmarks and wait for Google to build something.

Posted by: Mike | Dec 9, 2005 3:39:23 PM

Congratulations. Hopefully, there won't be ads plastered onto the clean design and the change won't be noticeable. If they mess with the format, I'll be moving on.

Posted by: Seanasy | Dec 9, 2005 3:41:59 PM

Congrats Guys!

Posted by: Justin Lee | Dec 9, 2005 3:42:25 PM

A very redundant congrats!

Posted by: Randy Charles Morin | Dec 9, 2005 3:42:53 PM


Posted by: Emerica | Dec 9, 2005 3:44:21 PM

Congrats Joshua... I think it's great news. Teach Yahoo something...

Posted by: John | Dec 9, 2005 3:45:25 PM


Posted by: Seth | Dec 9, 2005 3:45:51 PM

Congrats Joshua and team. Let's hope Yahoo keeps it as open and as real as it's been 'til now.

Posted by: Michael | Dec 9, 2005 3:46:04 PM

Charlie, why is your web site the Bob Edwards show? I'm asking because I miss him on npr and don't have xm.

Posted by: katie | Dec 9, 2005 3:48:10 PM

Congratulations friends, change your chairs

Posted by: Alvaro | Dec 9, 2005 3:49:01 PM

Congrats! Happy Ending for a start-up :)

Posted by: Son Nguyen | Dec 9, 2005 3:49:44 PM

Hey, so are you moving to Silicon Valley or staying in NY? (Congrats too!)

Posted by: Gabe | Dec 9, 2005 3:50:16 PM

So.... where should we go now? www.shadows.com www.wink.com www.furl.com www.blinklist.com I'm bummed, but looking forward to trying some new stuff out.

Posted by: redriver55 | Dec 9, 2005 3:51:04 PM

Way to go! -Jonathan http://philoneist.com

Posted by: Jonathan | Dec 9, 2005 3:51:23 PM

Let's integrate!

Posted by: ignazio | Dec 9, 2005 3:51:39 PM

Uh, folks, Google does have something in the works, available now. Turn on Google Search History, then at some point go in and look at your history. Star items you want to remember. When you star something, an "Edit bookmark" link becomes visible. Click it and you'll be able to enter labels (tags) and notes, just like you can here. Not saying it's as easy to use or anything, it's certainly too many clicks for me, but I bet Google already is preparing more bookmark tools to integrate with Google search.

Posted by: Ryan Platte | Dec 9, 2005 3:51:52 PM

So does this mean that in 3 months we will see del.icio.us down for weeks at a time? That seems to be what happened to blo.gs. You would think that with Yahoo! footing their bill, they could afford more bandwidth.

Posted by: Jeremy Flint | Dec 9, 2005 3:52:01 PM

I go to dinner and this happens? Holy crap. Congratulations to all!

Posted by: Chris | Dec 9, 2005 3:52:59 PM

Nice for you guys, I bet you got a nice lump of change for that deal. Hopefully it proves as nice for us users. I don't know if Yahoo has a tendency to inject ads into the services they aquire, but if it happens do del.icio.us I plan on being very upset. Then again, I like Yahoo's search results and some of their services better than Google's (I steer clear of MS's offerings).

Posted by: aries | Dec 9, 2005 3:53:43 PM

Joshua: Pay no attention to all the whining naysayers, and welcome aboard! As a fellow Yahoo!, and a delicious user, I couldn't be happier for you! Yahoo is wise to win you over! No doubt your voice will be a powerful force, and you'll have the unique opportunity to shape the experiences of millions of people worldwide on a much higher level than you've already achieved. Things are about to get really interesting!! I'm so excited for you!

Posted by: Scot | Dec 9, 2005 3:53:43 PM

Now everytime I click on a link, I may randomly sometimes get forwarded to a an avertisement page. Whoo hoo! Contgratulations everyone. Now banner ads and email spaming can claim yet another site. Congratulations!!! I'm sure the RSS feed will be the first to GO! WHO HOO! Come up with a great idea for the comunity and then sell them out to the highest bidder. WAY TO GO!!! And then spin it off as a service to them all and they'll all thank you for it. Just like the page proves. Joshua! You're now The Man. Wheee!!!!

Posted by: Burp | Dec 9, 2005 3:54:07 PM

Congrats on a job well done!

Posted by: virid | Dec 9, 2005 3:54:39 PM

Congrats! Yahoo's going to kick google's ass :)

Posted by: Anton Borzov | Dec 9, 2005 3:56:02 PM

Congrats, Joshua! I am happy for you. However, I can't help but wonder how long it will take Yahoo to make a bloated, unusable, garish, ad-filled mess of del.icio.us :( I've heard of other social bookmarking services -- I guess it's time to start looking for a replacement.

Posted by: dave31175 | Dec 9, 2005 3:56:18 PM

Urgh. Please tell me this doesn't mean we'll be required to get a yahoo account for this site too? *worried* *goes export his bookmarks just in case*

Posted by: Concerned | Dec 9, 2005 4:01:03 PM

This is horrible news, great for the money, but Yahoo ruins everything it touches, it totally messed up and shut down Broadcast.com, (AKA AudioNet) They crapped on the WebRing, and wound up selling it back. WebRing still looks like a crappy Yahoo site. Still Congratz anyway, if you think it was worth it.

Posted by: Matthew Blocker | Dec 9, 2005 4:02:16 PM

Congratulations for the sale, but like many users here, I am afraid Yahoo! will eventually just screw this one up like they have every other service they offer. And yes, I understand the need to be economically sound and all that (it's capitalism after all), but why is it when the giant buys it usually means whatever the good idea was goes downhill? Oh well, I will wait and see, since I was just starting to like del.icio.us. However, I will likely go looking for some other place down the road if the way Yahoo! treats its other services is an indication.

Posted by: Itinerant Librarian | Dec 9, 2005 4:04:35 PM

Congratulations to Joshua and the rest of del.icio.us team :)

Posted by: markoj | Dec 9, 2005 4:05:05 PM

Fantastic News! Best of luck on your endeavour. -sig Dish network systems. Monthly HDTV & DVR fees waived. Free installation in up to 4 rooms. http://www.dpbolvw.net/click-1857568-10370392

Posted by: Ryan | Dec 9, 2005 4:06:43 PM

Yeah! flickr, del.icio.us, and my webhost all under one roof. This is great news, and means del.icio.us will be around for a long time. Let's just hope Yahoo keeps the same aesthetic that has made del.icio.us so popular, and doesn't go "fixing" anything along the way... (They've been good with flickr, so I doubt that'll be the case, but y'know, gotta be wary of big corporations.) Congratulations!!!!!

Posted by: Jarrod | Dec 9, 2005 4:08:20 PM

W00t! Congrats! Keep up the innovation though. Big companies can get you down but keep pushing forward!

Posted by: Kevin Burton | Dec 9, 2005 4:08:22 PM

Is Yahoo planning to merge del.icio.us with Yahoo's My Web 2.0? If so, that'll be interesting. The nice feature of My Web 2.0 is that you can search the content of the pages you have bookmarked.

Posted by: Nilesh | Dec 9, 2005 4:09:07 PM

Let's hope you get the Flickr/Upcoming treatment, not the blo.gs treatment... I don't suppose there's any chance we can have the source now? :)

Posted by: Pete Prodoehl | Dec 9, 2005 4:09:19 PM

You have been slashdotted! How do you make money anyway?

Posted by: danieldl | Dec 9, 2005 4:10:17 PM

Does this mean that users from China won't be able to use tags like "democracy" and "freedom" now? Or will they just get reported to their government if they do?

Posted by: the Edward | Dec 9, 2005 4:13:59 PM

Congratulations to the del.icio.us team. Wow. I love your bookmarking service - truly - and hope that this acquisition works well for you. --ClaireG

Posted by: Claire Giordano | Dec 9, 2005 4:14:31 PM

Congratulations on the money!

Posted by: Aidan Kehoe | Dec 9, 2005 4:15:43 PM

Thats great! Congratulations!

Posted by: Anthony | Dec 9, 2005 4:16:41 PM

Wow I just joined this great community and a few days later it's doomed. Goodbye people, I don't want to be part of this. Now to find the unsubscribe button...

Posted by: Bjørn | Dec 9, 2005 4:17:45 PM

Whatever. The second I read this I was disappointed. Corporate death for del.icio.us. It won't stay the same I'm sure advertising will come and ruin it all also. whatever there's other bookmark sites out there. Disappointing news.

Posted by: matthew melnick | Dec 9, 2005 4:19:33 PM

Congrats! I only hope, Yahoo doesn't mess everything up. If they do, i'll have to look for a new bookmark service...

Posted by: Ralph | Dec 9, 2005 4:20:53 PM

Just my opinion but this sucks. Yahoo may 'get' social bookmarks' but they still don't advertising in a meaningful unobtrusive way. Oh well..........

Posted by: babarum | Dec 9, 2005 4:20:54 PM

so when do we see this integration in effect? are we going to see an added option with the mail? or something in my yahoo! ??

Posted by: Ashish | Dec 9, 2005 4:25:33 PM

While Yahoo eventually learned not to mess with community through their missteps with Flickr, remember that most of the things Yahoo touches turn ugly. Banner ads. Pop-up ads. Commercial interstitials. They are just too bloated. Too bad. I really enjoyed using delicious over the past few months and would rather stay put. Maybe I will wait a bit & see what happens.

Posted by: Sagar | Dec 9, 2005 4:25:37 PM

Ugh. Great, just great. Time to look for greener pastures. I highly doubt Scot's a real yahoo employee, btw.

Posted by: ++++++ | Dec 9, 2005 4:26:12 PM

hey joshua, congrats on the big-o yahoo deal. when does memepool get merged in?!

Posted by: roya | Dec 9, 2005 4:26:20 PM

Since Yahoo! management hopefully will listen to their customers and read this thread: I too will be very saddened to find ads, marketing junk, or any of that stuff on del.icio.us.

Posted by: Jarrod | Dec 9, 2005 4:26:35 PM

Damn, something dark about this. Glad you were able to get the uplift though. Huge congratulations to you for your contribution and being rewarded for it. Google blew it by not getting to you first. Our loss.

Posted by: R7 | Dec 9, 2005 4:26:42 PM

Congratulations guys, now you can buy decents chairs :) http://blog.del.icio.us/.shared/image.html?/photos/uncategorized/office_1.jpg Oh, and please, unobtrusive adds only, I love del.icio.us too much.

Posted by: Diego Puertas | Dec 9, 2005 4:29:23 PM

Congrats on the yahoo integration.

Posted by: John | Dec 9, 2005 4:29:43 PM

I feel a little sad for something i got used to love, but i wish del.icio.us all the best.

Posted by: Maxim | Dec 9, 2005 4:29:44 PM

What would Jesus do?... Not disappoint followers, where ever he goes.

Posted by: hesus | Dec 9, 2005 4:30:55 PM


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Posted by: jp | Dec 9, 2005 4:34:53 PM

Oh great. Better make sure adblocker is up-to-date. No faulting you if you cleaned up on the deal, but it sucks for us.

Posted by: Frac | Dec 9, 2005 4:35:13 PM

Yahoo has My Web, they got del.icio.us to get rid of it

Posted by: Cold Chilli | Dec 9, 2005 4:35:57 PM

I'm happy for Josh and everybody at del.icio.us, but like many of the above commenters, I'm dubious about Yahoo!'s plans for a lean-and-mean community site that I use almost every day. 1. The waters will be deeply stirred here if I have to use a Yahoo! account to sign in. 2. Ad injection and spamming. Those are deal-breakers as far as I'm concerned.

Posted by: Wyclif | Dec 9, 2005 4:37:27 PM

What is this site and why did yahoo buy it?

Posted by: Gerry | Dec 9, 2005 4:38:28 PM

If yahoo handles this right, I'll love them forever. If they mess this up, I'm google for life. If they change the interface, I'll be very, very disappointed. If all the awesome del.ico.us tools that are out there are shutdown, ditto. So many ways to make it useless. *crosses fingers*

Posted by: ejaned8 | Dec 9, 2005 4:45:11 PM

The community and everybody at del.icio.us; should be really happy... this sounds like another great acquisition by the folks @ Yahoo!.

Posted by: surripui | Dec 9, 2005 4:47:27 PM

Wow! This is great news for you. One thing, please no Yahoo account logins!

Posted by: Robert Price | Dec 9, 2005 4:48:47 PM

Please don't be like the Flickr folks and let a bloated number come out about the financial terms.

Posted by: Rick | Dec 9, 2005 4:48:52 PM

Congrats. I hope you keep as much relative control of del. as the Flickr team seem to have managed.

Posted by: Nick | Dec 9, 2005 4:49:28 PM

I'm pretty new in this place (maybe a week), and even though I do understand it's a good thing for you guys to go with Yahoo, I probably won't. Well, not if I have to open a Yahoo account, that is. I agree with everyone who's suspecting that Google has their own thing in the making. Good luck though! And I mean it. :)

Posted by: Meurglys | Dec 9, 2005 4:50:55 PM

Have you called Tom Mahon at English Cut to measure you for your Savile Row suit yet?

Posted by: Peter Orosz | Dec 9, 2005 4:53:58 PM

Wow! Well done!

Posted by: Paul Downey | Dec 9, 2005 4:57:53 PM

I wish that yahoo will not use del.icio.us users only for an aim of targeted publicity.

Posted by: arnet | Dec 9, 2005 4:58:28 PM

Congrats, I guess. Does this mean in the future we're going to have to have yahoo IDs to login? Please, Yahoo!, don't mess this up!

Posted by: chigh | Dec 9, 2005 4:58:34 PM

I will be staying with del.icio.us until the moment that a) obtrusive ads appear b) I am required to get a Yahoo account, or c) a major feature (RSS, APIs) gets broken. Yahoo, please take note.

Posted by: mazatapec | Dec 9, 2005 4:59:08 PM

Touchdown Yahoo! However, if my fave tagging platform has integrated ads into it, well, there ARE other alternatives. Congrats!

Posted by: Mojo | Dec 9, 2005 5:01:08 PM

Congratulations, this is a well deserved result for a team that has worked hard to build a great community.

Posted by: Adam Loving | Dec 9, 2005 5:02:31 PM


Posted by: edward miller | Dec 9, 2005 5:07:32 PM

Congratulations, Joshua and Team Delicious!

Posted by: Brian Del Vecchio | Dec 9, 2005 5:10:29 PM

Yey, now my personal linkfarm will be analysed in order to make money with social network engineering. And I can't even export my bookmarks to avoid an google/yahoo/generic-other-global-we-track-all-of-your-community-steps-actor service. shit!

Posted by: Svenja | Dec 9, 2005 5:11:07 PM

congrats guys

Posted by: Lee Wilkins | Dec 9, 2005 5:11:19 PM

A very redundant congrats to the delicious team.

Posted by: Todd Sieling | Dec 9, 2005 5:18:53 PM

Great! Nice to see that your visions are becoming reality.

Posted by: Juha Haataja | Dec 9, 2005 5:20:35 PM


Posted by: Andrew | Dec 9, 2005 5:20:44 PM

Congrats! Man, yahoo is devoting its resources to some pretty cool stuff these days (i.e. del.icio.us, flickr, etc...). I'm excited to see what new del.icio.us innovations come about from the partnership!

Posted by: Matt | Dec 9, 2005 5:22:27 PM

Congrats! Another entrepreneurial success story!

Posted by: JPB | Dec 9, 2005 5:26:18 PM

Congratulations! Omedeto! I love del.iciio.us as clearly simple webapp, so I hope the app keeps being simple.

Posted by: hisa | Dec 9, 2005 5:27:07 PM

Congrats, this is great news for both companies, but especially Joshua. Yahoo gets to update their original "directory for the web" aesthetic and tagging gets released to the general population. I'm surprised at all the naysayer here - if you don't want ads, why don't you suggest a payment method, since nothing worth having is free. I've had a Yahoo ID for a long time, and my flickr account hasn't suffered so what's the real problem here? Any net savvy person (like every del.icio.us user) has learned how to ignore web ads in all of their itineration for years already.

Posted by: Marc Nathan | Dec 9, 2005 5:27:38 PM

Bad news! Will there remain something else then only big brother Google and big sister Yahoo! in the Internet?

Posted by: wagwag | Dec 9, 2005 5:32:16 PM

Congratulations on realizing a monetary reward for a great deal of effort and a job well done... However, you may have sold away the legacy. I echo the concern of the others who have commented here about our sense that the ads, the ID's, and the loss of the extremely special nature of this unique concept is coming. This service, (as it is now), is so good, it’s delicious!

Posted by: Terry Yelmene | Dec 9, 2005 5:32:24 PM

i'll be damned if i have to get a yahoo account! if you have to add there accounts here, then do it like flickr has, and let ppl login with there normal account, or yahoo... i <3 google*

Posted by: TrendyDNA | Dec 9, 2005 5:34:48 PM

Wow, I can't believe all of the negativity, but congrats Josh. Flickr's done very well within Yahoo and I expect that you'll do the same. To all of you naysayers, I hope that you are able to go invent your own way of making a great service for free that requires no ads whatsoever. I look forward to it. For the rest of us, I think it's awesome that great services are meeting up with the financial resources they so obviously deserve.

Posted by: rg | Dec 9, 2005 5:36:18 PM

COOL!!! Congrats!!

Posted by: GRID8400 | Dec 9, 2005 5:37:54 PM

Please don't make us loose our del.icio.us accounts!

Posted by: Marc | Dec 9, 2005 5:37:57 PM

Wah! Wah! Listen to all these bellyachers. Holy Jeebus. Just congratulate the man for building something and expanding it. I'm startin to think Web 2.0 stands (in part) for We Elite Bellyachers...

Posted by: Pigpen | Dec 9, 2005 5:40:44 PM

Congratulations and this is great to see from Yahoo! I've been super happy with flickr and upcoming before and after their acquisitions and have no reason to think they'll drop the ball with you guys.

Posted by: Patrick Niemeyer | Dec 9, 2005 5:44:07 PM

Here's comes the spam!

Posted by: Hashim | Dec 9, 2005 5:51:21 PM

I'm pleased that del.icio.us has received some well earned cash for all that hard work. One place Yahoo! can learn from Google, is to 'keep things simple'. All these services under Yahoo are great, but if it gets any more unwealdy I'll have to delete my Yahoo ID! Can Yahoo take the challenge on 37signals blog: Cut your site in half for 2006! (http://37signals.com/svn/archives2/a_challenge_for_2006_cut_your_site_in_half.php)

Posted by: Alex | Dec 9, 2005 5:51:58 PM

Yea. This pretty much rules. You guys have been my favorite bookmarking system around. Yahoo! is just going to make it better. Yey us!

Posted by: Dustin Diaz | Dec 9, 2005 5:52:09 PM

Congrats. Now let's see more of the world get divided by Microsoft, Yahoo, and Google.

Posted by: Oliver Zheng | Dec 9, 2005 5:53:43 PM

Congrats Joshua! I hope Yahoo continues to keep del.icio.us the easy to use, friendly site that we all know and love.

Posted by: Eric Wallace | Dec 9, 2005 6:00:58 PM

I wonder if the creators of online communities feel any obligation toward the members that make them what they are. The idea did not make del.icio.us or Flickr the sensation that they became; it is the contributors that set them apart from hundreds of other locations on the web. Yahoo! will ruin del.icio.us, without conscience, without blinking. I have, in a very small way, contributed to the success of del.icio.us, every member has. Now I see, for myself, it may have been a mistake. Ultimately, only time will tell if Yahoo! can maintain the del.icio.us community. Meanwhile, I’m back to my browsers bookmark list.

Posted by: Booden | Dec 9, 2005 6:09:56 PM

Please don't make Del.icio.us like Flickr...

Posted by: coolkid | Dec 9, 2005 6:10:29 PM

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Posted by: zeno | Dec 9, 2005 6:13:44 PM

Congratulations Joshua.

Posted by: Nick Mudge | Dec 9, 2005 6:14:00 PM

Congratulations Joshua.

Posted by: Nick Mudge | Dec 9, 2005 6:14:41 PM

What end-users need is a one-stop shop or a few-stop shops to meet their daily needs. If I can get most of it at either Google or Yahoo, awesome! Consolidation benefits the end customers as much as the companies coming together. Also, both G and Y! are competing to deliver better services, and both understand the importance of social networking. So, this acquisition can only be good for the end users. Congratulations Joshua and the del.icio.us team. And thanks for the wonderful creative service!

Posted by: Bala | Dec 9, 2005 6:16:27 PM

This sounds like a great move for both companies. Congratulations. I hope the integration - once started - goes well.

Posted by: Ed Kohler | Dec 9, 2005 6:17:54 PM

Very well done! That's the answer to Build or Buy strategy! Who's next?

Posted by: Yakov | Dec 9, 2005 6:22:03 PM

OH NO, damn yahoo. it was good while it lasted. exporting bookmarks...

Posted by: Jason | Dec 9, 2005 6:22:33 PM

well done! congrats!!

Posted by: Pablo Noel | Dec 9, 2005 6:22:57 PM

Looks like while the two titans, google and msn, duke it out, the furry little mammals, yahoo and others, are busy hoarding all the good nuts and seeds...We all know the end result namely the mammals rule today... :-)

Posted by: Boris | Dec 9, 2005 6:25:46 PM

Congrats! Should be a win-win situation. My thoughts on this and the possible fallout are here: http://www.newsome.org/2005/12/yahoo-buys-delicious.shtml

Posted by: Kent | Dec 9, 2005 6:34:13 PM

1st, Congrats! 2nd, Please oh please do not add any "Yahoo! Interface improvements." The best thing about del.icio.us is the beauty of the simple, clean interface that you have so wonderfully designed. ;-} Thanks, Robbie

Posted by: Robbie Coleman | Dec 9, 2005 6:34:23 PM

Congratulations, we really hope that eing part of a big family now you'll offer us even more. A nice road lies in front of you. Keep the good work. Congratulations once more.

Posted by: Marian | Dec 9, 2005 6:36:18 PM


Posted by: Pichu0102 | Dec 9, 2005 6:37:21 PM

Why? Why? All these congratulations posts can go to hell. I can't believe you guys are that fuckin stupid.

Posted by: Pissed | Dec 9, 2005 6:50:02 PM

Please don't change. Money isn't everything. And yes I will block your ads.

Posted by: Scott | Dec 9, 2005 6:52:43 PM

This sucks!

Posted by: noondesertsky | Dec 9, 2005 6:53:12 PM

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Posted by: http://cybercoffeeshop.info/entrer.php | Dec 9, 2005 6:54:48 PM

Congratulations! Now, what username/password will I use?!

Posted by: ted | Dec 9, 2005 6:56:28 PM

Congratulations! Great concept…

Posted by: Parv Sangha | Dec 9, 2005 7:03:38 PM

Woohoo! Congratulations!

Posted by: Robin | Dec 9, 2005 7:12:04 PM

What are you guys thinking? All this work and then Yahoo? All I can say is no no no. Please tell me it is April 1st.

Posted by: pissedoff | Dec 9, 2005 7:12:46 PM

After all this work you sell to Yahoo? What were you guys thinking? Yahoo? Is it April 1st? Please tell me it's April First.

Posted by: whatthef@#$* | Dec 9, 2005 7:18:46 PM

Congratulations! An excellent pickup by Yahoo! Let's hope they truly recognise your work and what makes this community so great. Hopefully del.icio.us will get bigger and better organically and that in the integration Yahoo! bookmarks gets much more del.icio.us than vice versa...

Posted by: Niranjanan Nirmalananthan | Dec 9, 2005 7:20:57 PM

To bad that your are with the bad guy now. Remebner how YAHOO supports Chinese Police: Information supplied by Yahoo ! helped journalist Shi Tao get 10 years in prison: http://www.rsf.org/article.php3?id_article=14884

Posted by: gromo | Dec 9, 2005 7:25:29 PM

Glad you can make some money off del.icio.us. I wonder when advertising will start, and when I will have to have a Y! account to view my bookmarks... *shrug* time to look elsewhere i guess. b.ooh.ya :/

Posted by: grissom | Dec 9, 2005 7:37:06 PM

lets think practical..... i develop a cooll product. /.ers and diggers jump in and it becomes talk of the town.. everybody loves it, so do i.. we all get attached to it. we become soooo attached that we fall in love with it. we dont want to lose it. now comes some f'ed up company and offers to buy it... we weigh pros and cons... we love it too much.. we show them the finger. we are loyal to our geeks and software. we provide more functionality.. stupid /.ers and digger love us more... now comes ya.hoo. they put an offer on table, which cannot be resisted.. we resist for couple of days, months.. then they increase the offer. we start weighing pros and cons. is it ok to ditch /.ers and diggers for the money??? we can buy new chairs, settle in our lives, have nice decent house. alright we can screw the people, they are not going be around, if we lose popularity, they are not going to give us money, if del.icio.us is overtaken in popularity by Google, M$ or Yahoo. so, i/we decide to take money and advance our lives.. "make hay, while sun shines", "strike while the iron is hot" let us think practical, and move on to next del.icio.us.

Posted by: moneymoneymoney | Dec 9, 2005 7:39:22 PM

Oh no! Dont say that WE need to login into Del.icio.us thru yahoo, like they did with flickr. Even though i welcome the gobble up of del.icio.us by Yahoo!, that idea really sucks. I wonder when yahoo is goin to understand that. Lets wait and see!

Posted by: Magnus | Dec 9, 2005 7:40:44 PM

congrats, we use, and love, del.icio.us at MAKE.

Posted by: phillip torrone | Dec 9, 2005 7:41:21 PM

Congratulations - I would not have thought it would be so soon. Please enlighten about the valuation if your agreeement let you. http://www.tjacobi.com/50226711/yahoo_buys_delicious.php

Posted by: TJ | Dec 9, 2005 7:42:27 PM

What worries me even more than the potential for ads and other crap is the folksonomy becoming a morononomy.

Posted by: Gregor J. Rothfuss | Dec 9, 2005 7:44:22 PM

Congrats, Yahoo! Good Luck Joshua Sorry Google

Posted by: Oopsh! | Dec 9, 2005 7:47:05 PM


Posted by: Joildo Santos | Dec 9, 2005 8:01:00 PM

sad sad sad news :´-(

Posted by: futuhat | Dec 9, 2005 8:03:48 PM

congratulations!wish u luck.

Posted by: guoshuang | Dec 9, 2005 8:04:40 PM

congratulations!wish u luck.

Posted by: guoshuang | Dec 9, 2005 8:08:06 PM

Many congratulations! Are you moving to San Francisco? Let me know if you're interested in exploring the city!

Posted by: Kiran Divvela | Dec 9, 2005 8:09:06 PM

I don't get the horror in what "happened to" Flickr? One less password? great! I'll be first in line to merge my logins.

Posted by: Ross Karchner | Dec 9, 2005 8:13:40 PM

what a fucking sellout

Posted by: suck | Dec 9, 2005 8:14:34 PM

Finally the tagged world makes sense. Good work, congratulations. As per the sell out word being bandied about, grow up.

Posted by: Rich | Dec 9, 2005 8:18:04 PM

Wow..gr8 news!! You guys Rock!! del.icio.us has a cool interface, I wish it will not get changed.

Posted by: Karthik | Dec 9, 2005 8:29:41 PM

Congrats Joshua!!

Posted by: Aviram | Dec 9, 2005 8:30:20 PM

First ad I see, I'm outta here.

Posted by: RhetTbull | Dec 9, 2005 8:31:42 PM

A sad day... I dont like Yahoo anymore :(. Why not Google...?

Posted by: okilee | Dec 9, 2005 8:48:46 PM

Flickr and now del.icio.us! I wish you guys the best and hope that Yahoo will let you continue your excellent work.

Posted by: Jay Sundu | Dec 9, 2005 8:52:36 PM

Yahoo is actually an awesome company. Maybe, I'm Google-burned. Congrats del.icio.us!

Posted by: Steve Doria | Dec 9, 2005 9:07:19 PM

Namaste Josh

Posted by: City Hippy | Dec 9, 2005 9:18:00 PM

I hope you will find a way to still let us find the best information quickly, as the number of users grows. And I'm sure you'll manage to put ads in there without them being a bother. So Congratulations to everyone who works in this.

Posted by: ivan | Dec 9, 2005 9:26:27 PM

Thanks for developing this amazing tool and offering it for free. Will keep my fingers crossed for the future.

Posted by: tflynn | Dec 9, 2005 9:28:06 PM

Wow! This is good news!

Posted by: Brajeshwar | Dec 9, 2005 9:30:57 PM

Congrats dudes! Blog post with history of how people have found things on the Internet: http://ourpla.net/cgi/pikie?ObBlog#YahooEatsSomethingDelicious

Posted by: John Abbe | Dec 9, 2005 9:40:32 PM

Thats a great news. Congrats on building a great platform for social bookmarking. Yahoo! can only gain (a lot) from this aquisition. Go Yahoo!!

Posted by: Pradeep Gowda | Dec 9, 2005 9:44:24 PM

just when i was being thankful that i never got into flickr, this happens.

Posted by: j | Dec 9, 2005 9:49:10 PM

Great for you, bad for the rest of us.

Posted by: Brian | Dec 9, 2005 9:50:02 PM

Congratulations !!! Yahoo! does _get_ Tagging (MyWeb 2.0 is a start ...) Just hope that del.icio.us gets to continue as an independent service is not sacrificed at the altar of integration Looking forward to some bigger / better social bookmarking stuff

Posted by: Murali | Dec 9, 2005 9:50:51 PM

Hey, that's great, good for you! Does this mean we're going to see some integration with the yahoo accounts?

Posted by: momentum | Dec 9, 2005 9:51:47 PM

You... unspeakable bastards. I understand you probably got plenty of $$$ in the deal, and I can respect that, but every time Yahoo buys up a service I use it inevitably loses functionality and a requirement to have a Yahoo ID, complete with "We can spam you all we like, and if you don't like it, delete your account" EULA. Guess it's time to go look for another bookmarking service...

Posted by: Jason | Dec 9, 2005 9:57:51 PM

I don't want to be as negative as some of the comments on here, but I feel I must echo their sentiments. I will extend my congratulations to Joshua :) However, I am really saddened by this news. The day I see signs of "integration" via ads and a required Yahoo! ID is the same day I export and bail :( Have fun with all that money, Joshua.

Posted by: AllanH | Dec 9, 2005 9:58:41 PM

wow. yahoo sucks. goodbye deil.icio.us, nice knowin ya :)

Posted by: sparsely | Dec 9, 2005 9:58:58 PM

jesus would slap the shit out of you.

Posted by: sparsely² | Dec 9, 2005 10:01:56 PM

congratullation. Web 2.0 rulez =)

Posted by: samsung | Dec 9, 2005 10:06:52 PM

You guys sold out... sucks... all good things must get eaten by the machine i guess... oh well... ciao

Posted by: ben | Dec 9, 2005 10:17:06 PM

that's really bad news, i'am dissapointed, that just another major turning over the idea of a free web to their personal welfare - very bad - my bookmarks are gone tommorow

Posted by: sel | Dec 9, 2005 10:23:45 PM

good or bad, my congratulations!

Posted by: Richard Relos | Dec 9, 2005 10:31:27 PM

All you Google fanboi's can commiserate here: http://slashdot.org/articles/05/12/09/1954200.shtml?tid=237&tid=187&tid=95 Funny how everyone feels they are OWED free Internet services, in perpetuity, at the expense of someone else's blood sweat and tears.

Posted by: mulls | Dec 9, 2005 11:02:52 PM

congrats!!! But i hope Del.icio.us simplicity wont be crushed by yahoo.

Posted by: suresh | Dec 9, 2005 11:10:51 PM

That's a great news! now what are coming?

Posted by: Caso Patologico | Dec 9, 2005 11:26:31 PM

this sucks, another great idea bought buy yahoo

Posted by: ari mannis | Dec 9, 2005 11:41:04 PM

I don't care so much about some ads, but have you folks thought about this: del.icio.us can only be as good as its users, the quality of the community is what makes this site special. If brought down to Yahoo average by quantity, del.icio.us/popular will be just gossip. movie and celebs stuff. Let's face it, it's the logical next step for del.icio.us to move on -- it's a business after all. Growth needs money. Happened to Pyra, MySpace, Flickr... and will happen to Digg, Technorati, and eventually even Craigslist.

Posted by: TheTraveller | Dec 9, 2005 11:41:28 PM

congrats on your paycheck. while your idea was good the technology that makes it work isn't tough. i'm sure a nice replacement will spring up quickly.

Posted by: sean | Dec 10, 2005 12:02:14 AM

great news, congratulations :)

Posted by: Cheyne | Dec 10, 2005 12:17:59 AM

I am placing a candle for the death of OpenID. Brutally Murdered by MSN and Yahoo R.I.P. July-December 2005

Posted by: Shii | Dec 10, 2005 12:23:43 AM

PISS!!! GODDAMN IT! SON OF A BEEYATCH! AAAAARRRRRRRGHHHHHHH!!! Just when I started using del.icio.us you had to go ahead with such a RETARDED move. Yahoo will fuck things up to no end... there'll be ads out the ass!... and then some! Like sean says, I hope a replacement'll pop up soon enough.

Posted by: vr | Dec 10, 2005 12:28:24 AM

Cool stuff. What's next?

Posted by: Elliot Lee | Dec 10, 2005 12:38:45 AM


Posted by: Aneel | Dec 10, 2005 12:43:31 AM

fuckedy fuck fuck fuck-gradulations~!

Posted by: f f f f-g | Dec 10, 2005 12:47:52 AM

Congratulations, Joshua! Nice surprise seeing 2 of my favorites come together! :-) Make the best of it! Vincent http://del.icio.us/MyLinkedinPowerForum

Posted by: MyLinkedinPowerForum | Dec 10, 2005 12:55:39 AM

Congratulations Joshua. Acquisition of Del.icio.us by Yahoo! is the smartest acquisition of the year. Kudos to Del.icio.us and Yahoo! teams for working together. Keep it up and don't let Technorati pass by :) Farhan

Posted by: Farhan Mashraqi | Dec 10, 2005 1:07:08 AM

damn... i liked the ways things were around here... if things change too much, i'm going independent. tread carefully

Posted by: skape | Dec 10, 2005 1:11:17 AM

This is indeed great news. Congratulations!

Posted by: Abi | Dec 10, 2005 1:53:32 AM

Hooray! More connectivity, more community. I just hope you don't change too much. -Consumatron.com

Posted by: Consumatron.com | Dec 10, 2005 1:56:02 AM

This sucks. Yahoo has the security of a Finnish High School soccer team and refused to help me when my account and ID was stolen. I have boycotted Yahoo for the past several months, even refused to sign up for Flickr when I know that I would enjoy using it. Again, this sucks! I like del.icio.us. But I hate Yahoo. Google... please play a little catch up. Google's humble servant, techgnostic

Posted by: techgnostic | Dec 10, 2005 2:05:04 AM

hi there, congrats!! I sincerely wish that more will join us into making tagging popular.

Posted by: Anjan Bacchu | Dec 10, 2005 2:30:48 AM

That sucks for us users. Great for delicious owners, == $$$$ It sucks because yahoo will fill delicious with adds and their crap. PLEASE YAHOO, don't mess with delicious!

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Posted by: sdsd | Dec 10, 2005 3:54:07 AM

Congratulations. Wish you well.

Posted by: pablo | Dec 10, 2005 4:01:03 AM

I WAS JUST ABOUT TO POST MY "Favorites" BUT LUCKY NOT TO, I DONT TRUST OTHER THAN "Normal" PPL, Having my thoughts in a DB any knowing they might be "sold" (http://www.rsf.org/article.php3?id_article=14884 ) aint my Idea of "Privacy" or "Anomimity" :( ................................................................................................................................................ Its nice to know you got some $$, but sorry to know how $$ can buy ppl :

Posted by: _ME_ | Dec 10, 2005 4:02:04 AM

Wow, great news. I just wish Yahoo! would let the average user choose if he wants to switch usernames or not. I still want to login the way I do. Not through a Yahoo ID.

Posted by: rolandog | Dec 10, 2005 4:03:41 AM

I'm glad for you, del.icio.us guys, and I don't understand al this catastrophism. Just look at flickr, Yahoo! has been doing nice there. Anyway, if you don't like the acquisition, you can always give sa.bros.us a try in your own server.

Posted by: Alberto A-P | Dec 10, 2005 4:09:09 AM

congrats guys!

Posted by: chrys | Dec 10, 2005 4:16:35 AM

Congratulations xD

Posted by: stashhh | Dec 10, 2005 4:53:04 AM

Wah wah wah! Please explain to me... what is so godfrickin'awful about getting a Yahoo ID? I see all this obnoxious self-entitlement whining about how Yahoo "ruined" flickr. Um, excuse me? It's the same team running the service! There are no new blocks of ads or flash ads or popups. I don't get any Yahoo spam mails in my flickr inbox. Look, Yahoo used to fuck up their acquisitions. It looks like they've actually learned. So quit yer I'm-such-a-chic-geek-who-hates-ads-and-The-Man bullshit. Or go make your own useful service. And take a shower. Burning Man has long-since passed. Sheesh.

Posted by: Realist | Dec 10, 2005 4:56:11 AM

Here's my $10 a month, I would have GLADLY SUBSCRIBED!! OMG, weren't you "worried about losing the Chinese market?" If I wished 10 years in a Chinese prison on anyone I'd wish it on whoever thunked this BS up! Run some fucking adsense already...anything! I cannot describe the depths of my anger at this. If Web 2.0 news makes the global human history timeline (shouldn't it, on the "good people" team?) this is going to be one fucking black spot on that timeline. And with all the people setting their services up to synch with del.icio.us! For shame! Tell me, is this not VC money in action? And WTF is up with that BS corporate press release about the acquisition posted on this blog? "Joined the Yahoo family" - fuck you.

Posted by: a former evangelist | Dec 10, 2005 4:57:02 AM

Congratulation - I'm wondering what Google's next move will be.

Posted by: Martin | Dec 10, 2005 5:00:58 AM

It's especially funny taking in account what was first Yahoo!'s service. Link management! And now it's link management 2.0! groups.google.com/group/comp.infosystems.www.users/msg/e9b04ef767cf2f77

Posted by: gagin | Dec 10, 2005 5:13:31 AM

Wish you well.

Posted by: Jens Meiert | Dec 10, 2005 5:40:25 AM

Picked up by Yahoo? Fair play. Should work well with Flickr, interesting to see what happens with the Google/Riya situation now that it will be up against Yahoo/Flickr/Del.icio.us... Congratulations...

Posted by: Ken McGuire | Dec 10, 2005 6:03:13 AM

Good news for you, but bad news for tagging. Pity you couldn't figure out a way to keep del.icio.us independent and make lots of money.

Posted by: Tom | Dec 10, 2005 6:05:45 AM

For how much $$$?

Posted by: maili.nat.or | Dec 10, 2005 6:13:39 AM

Heary Congratulations Joshua!! You do Yahoo! and you do rock! - Zach and Nick's friend from India.

Posted by: Kaushal Karkhanis | Dec 10, 2005 6:25:47 AM

That's too bad. Yahoo screwed all the MusicMatch employees on their stock. They're illegally witholding the final payment specified in their contract. Don't believe a word they tell you.

Posted by: Former employee of MM | Dec 10, 2005 6:27:33 AM

I guess it's time to start working on an OSS replacement for del.icio.us. Dang.

Posted by: Anonymous Coward | Dec 10, 2005 6:48:08 AM

Hmm I wondered why search was being really slow - are Yahoo already taking over all your servers? And yes, a p2p OSS replacement for del.icio.us would be awesome!

Posted by: LordRich | Dec 10, 2005 7:11:19 AM

I hope this means we might finally see a web search engine that uses a tagged bookmarking service to guide it and/or provide tagging info.

Posted by: Noam Samuel | Dec 10, 2005 7:31:14 AM

Congrats Joshua, del.icio.us deserved it. I hope all these del.icio.us tools are taken care of with the same del.icio.us API and promoted further with all that extensive yahoo support. http://pchere.blogspot.com/2005/02/absolutely-delicious-complete-tool.html

Posted by: Quick Online Tips | Dec 10, 2005 8:03:44 AM

I'm skeptical. Please do not use Yahoo accounts (that would scare me away for sure!). Please stay innovative. But I'll look for an OSS replacement, too.

Posted by: Hellp | Dec 10, 2005 9:36:32 AM

I am not happy. I was thinking delicious would go for Google. Why yahoo? I hate yahoo. I think yahoo will now integrate del.icio.us with it. make delicous full of ads. I want del.icious as it is.

Posted by: Anil | Dec 10, 2005 9:55:03 AM

All I hope is that Yahoo doesn't change del.icio.us for the worse. Yahoo clearly botched up the Flickr sign-up screen, which would obviously detract new visitors from signing up. (Thankfully upcoming.org -- now a Yahoo company -- still retains much of its old flavour). I just hope that Yahoo allows del.icio.us to operate largely "independent" of the Yahoo network, and that del.icio.us remains the simple, elegant and efficient web service that we've grown to love. (One nice feature that I'd like to see for sure is for the new del.icio.us to support saving the web page bookmarked -- pretty much the way furl.net does it)

Posted by: Debajit | Dec 10, 2005 10:00:19 AM

Hi, Thats g8 and hope del.icio.us doesnt change its shape in future and be helpful.. Rgds, PK

Posted by: Pradeep | Dec 10, 2005 10:18:07 AM

What's your Preferred Social bookmark manager? http://quimble.com/poll/view_poll/224 Clipmarks is a head for the moment...

Posted by: ycc2106 | Dec 10, 2005 10:22:19 AM

Y'know, the Google guys didn't sell out, they've gone on to revolutionize the web. Why'd you get all weak in the knees at the first check to be waved under your nose? You created an opportunity for yourself, an opportunity to revolutionize web usage, and then you sold it to the first big chunk of money to come along. It's like you're a really great stand-up comedian who's only on the road doing shows so you can land a nice fat sitcom and stop being creative, clever, and original. It's lazy, and a damned shame.

Posted by: Hazelip | Dec 10, 2005 10:26:08 AM

Ok, so it seems to be a good deal for the del.icio.us team, but as many other posters (i hadn't read them all) is dislike the way the big Y handles it's users(or more generally spoken, the comm). So it's time for another individuum to say good bye. Good bye PS: and i'll delete all informations

Posted by: querdenker | Dec 10, 2005 10:43:25 AM

By the way, if someone out there can come up with a really simple way to export my del.icio.us bookmarks into an HTML file, I'd greatly appreciate it. Thank you.

Posted by: Hazelip | Dec 10, 2005 11:06:08 AM

Congratulations guys!!!

Posted by: manu | Dec 10, 2005 11:07:12 AM

it's nice to see yahoo back in the game, first flickr then you guys, very well. it levels the amount of coolness we were getting only from google.

Posted by: andrés | Dec 10, 2005 11:09:10 AM

did someone say congrats yet?

Posted by: obo | Dec 10, 2005 11:12:54 AM

This is probably the worst news I've heard in ages. I'm a long time user of del.icio.us and love it's simple interface, open standards, ad free, and extensability. Joshua, please provide some more information on how del.icio.us will mutate under the yahoo banner. 1. Will the del.icio.us url still work? 2. How about functionality like automatically posting to your blog? 3. RSS feeds for all pages (ad free)? 4. Firefox extension to post? 5. mysqlicious? 6. being able to search links by simply using a url (http://del.icio.us/tag/my_search_term)? Argh... the more I think about it, the more painful it gets. Please reconsider and come with a deal to license the data to yahoo instead. I know I'm clutching at straws, but this site put the 2 in Web 2.0. Alternatively, some smart person out there please quickly come up with "del.icio.us reloaded" site where we can import our links into.

Posted by: intradink | Dec 10, 2005 11:27:07 AM

This is probably the worst news I've heard in ages. I'm a long time user of del.icio.us and love it's simple interface, open standards, ad free, and extensability. Joshua, please provide some more information on how del.icio.us will mutate under the yahoo banner. 1. Will the del.icio.us url still work? 2. How about functionality like automatically posting to your blog? 3. RSS feeds for all pages (ad free)? 4. Firefox extension to post? 5. mysqlicious? 6. being able to search links by simply using a url (http://del.icio.us/tag/my_search_term)? Argh... the more I think about it, the more painful it gets. Please reconsider and come with a deal to license the data to yahoo instead. I know I'm clutching at straws, but this site put the 2 in Web 2.0. Alternatively, some smart person out there please quickly come up with "del.icio.us reloaded" site where we can import our links into.

Posted by: intradink | Dec 10, 2005 11:27:37 AM

Why is this a good thing?

Posted by: Devlin Palmer | Dec 10, 2005 11:40:05 AM

for some reason this news does not make me excited at all. All my experience with yahoo tells me that I better backup my bookmarks along with tags right now, and start looking for a new service of this kind the sooner the better.

Posted by: sashko | Dec 10, 2005 11:52:00 AM

Congratulations! Does this mean that Yahoo! will be joining Google in having a New York based development team? Or, are you moving west? bob wyman

Posted by: Bob Wyman | Dec 10, 2005 11:53:28 AM

congratulations. best wishes d.i.u.

Posted by: sebah | Dec 10, 2005 12:00:40 PM

intradink -- nothing is changing aside from our continued feature plans. we have a blog posting thing upgrade thing coming soon.

Posted by: joshua | Dec 10, 2005 12:15:16 PM

Never mind, I just found the export option in my settings. Funny, I don't remember seeing that there before.

Posted by: Hazelip | Dec 10, 2005 12:16:56 PM

"Yahoo! Delicious!" Sounds like my family at the Thanksgiving table. Congrats on the new collaboration - just please keep the needs and desires of the individual in mind.

Posted by: Easton Ellsworth | Dec 10, 2005 12:22:20 PM

Hi Joshua, thanks for posting back so quickly (and sorry for the double post)! I really hope that your comment is true. I don't mean to rain on your parade, and think what you guys have at del.icio.us is akin to what I thought of google in the early years... amazing! I just hope yahoo don't try and fix something that isn't broken.... PLEASE no adverts.

Posted by: intradink | Dec 10, 2005 12:25:25 PM

Don't change too much, the site is great the way it is. Easy to use and very functional. -Jonathan http://philoneist.com

Posted by: Jonathan | Dec 10, 2005 12:26:42 PM

Congrats all - I hope you manage to keep the aesthetic of this site, though I'd also be more than happy to see the development of link display/management tools along my.Yahoo.com lines (though I have to admit I prefer mashing Netvibes amd del.ico.us (e.g. http://blogs.open.ac.uk/Maths/ajh59/005219.html))..

Posted by: Tony Hirst | Dec 10, 2005 12:29:06 PM

Yahoo is evil. So are you!

Posted by: Jakob | Dec 10, 2005 12:29:17 PM

There goes the neighborhood. I'm making daily backups of my bookmarks now, and the moment I see any Yahooification, I'm gone. This means obnoxious sign-in rituals, obnoxious advertising, obnoxious cross-promotion of other Yahoo services, or obnoxious color schemes. Yahoo, don't fuck this one up, please.

Posted by: Me | Dec 10, 2005 12:44:29 PM

The future of delicious is at stake. I care as i use it almost every day. I'm not concerned about the creator's financial life. That should really not be part of the picture if many thousand people use an environment. It's tricky to turn a service over to a commercial giant when thousands trusted this as a free community place. If I now have to think of del.icio.us as part of the Yahoo "family." The obfuscation of what is a business relationship is cynical. I'm in too deep to pull out but I think this business deal really impacts other "free" and "open" environments. How do you turn the online many into corporate work horses? Here, you go. The emerging becomes the corporate dominant. Too bad, Joshua Schechter!

Posted by: Trebor Scholz | Dec 10, 2005 1:30:11 PM

Congrtualtions. Things are definately moving on the web! What will be interesting to watch is how how the concepts behind delicious will be introduced to a more general audience (to the dismay of all the digital elitists :) Keep it simple though.. This deal give me a new push of energy for the startup I'm involved in these days.

Posted by: Ahmad Humeid | Dec 10, 2005 1:33:16 PM

I guess everyone is 2x happy since yahoo! bought you! (err, acquired) Given their record, they don't break stuff like AOL etc does, they keep it intact!

Posted by: Ilgaz | Dec 10, 2005 1:36:49 PM

Sorry, but love is over, I moved my bookmarks to Simpy.

Posted by: Anon | Dec 10, 2005 2:34:35 PM

Wow, Good to know.

Posted by: E-commerce Business Hosting | Dec 10, 2005 2:38:31 PM

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Posted by: Benoit Brookens | Dec 10, 2005 2:42:53 PM

I actually think there might be a great opportunity here to bring together Yahoo's expertise in its understanding of larger social formations and the powerful way del.icio.us circulates ideas and culture. I'm looking forward to seeing what happens in the future.

Posted by: Julian bleecker | Dec 10, 2005 2:44:32 PM

Congratulations!! both Joshua and Yahoo.

Posted by: Pere Rosales | Dec 10, 2005 2:45:40 PM

Way to go YAHOO!!!

Posted by: Benoit Brookens | Dec 10, 2005 2:53:52 PM

Sorry to hear it. I used to have a Yahoo ID, but not anymore, and hope to never have one again. If delicious needs a Yahoo ID, I'm gone. I'll miss you, but delicious isn't worth a Yahoo ID. I'm sure it is good for you, but on a selfish level I wish this didn't happen.

Posted by: Andy | Dec 10, 2005 2:54:34 PM

Josh, and del.icio.us people... Your service did actually transformed the web. A focused service. A concrete idea. An AJAX little wonder. You were also a Web 2.0 role model. A potential profitable initiative. A unique alternative and, under the lenses of analysts and columnists: a "less is perfect" example. I assume del.icio.us could not be profitable to "that" extent through some other path (some 37signals.com sayings, tips and strategies for web enterprises come to my mind now); but of course the reasons for this deal are as valid as they are yours. Let me say it was terrible for me to "homologuise" my Flick/Yahoo accounts... Yahoo! inspires me nothing. It is a constant remembrance of the way old dotcom-ism worked. While Google innovates now, Yahoo! buys. (Proof me wrong, I am opened) Anyway, this was intended to be constructive criticism (sorry it did not happen... I am totally, totally concerned now to do so). So, I want to congratulate you guys for this personal achievement (the Yahoo! "family" deal) and thank you for social bookmarking at its best. I am looking forward for the new ideas this new money SHALL/MOST/COULD bring to the service. I'll stick to del.icio.us, even I'll shrug at every Yahoo! logo; I trust the ideological loss SHALL/COULD/MOST be minimal, in front of the valuable tool this has been. And yes!! Please think about us people first; we users did also make del.icio.us... priceless?

Posted by: José Serralde | Dec 10, 2005 2:56:22 PM

YES !!

Posted by: Luc Vanden Abeele | Dec 10, 2005 4:45:30 PM

i've moved my bookmarks to another server de.lirio.us sorry guys .....

Posted by: PIzzetta | Dec 10, 2005 4:48:45 PM

What can I say? Congratulations Joshua. You are the man! And good luck with your new family...

Posted by: Jorge | Dec 10, 2005 4:55:11 PM

Oh, well, was nice while it lasted. Thanks, and glad to see you got to cash in, at least. Now to see how to delete my tags.

Posted by: veggie | Dec 10, 2005 6:12:22 PM

So sad, why don't you just stay away from these companies ?

Posted by: Plop | Dec 10, 2005 6:22:17 PM

You know what's cool? All the poseurs talking about finding other sites and deleting their bookmarks. They suck. Good riddance. Congratulations on the deal. I hope it goes well, and I hope Yahoo treats the site well.

Posted by: Michael Hall | Dec 10, 2005 6:38:27 PM

I am absolutely not surprised. Congradulations !!

Posted by: Marcel | Dec 10, 2005 6:41:45 PM

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! DON'T!!!!! Yahoo has definitely no potential to change the web.

Posted by: no no no | Dec 10, 2005 6:43:43 PM

omg. i can't believe you sold out! traitor!! del.icio.us was one of my absolute favorite sites because everything about the site was awesome. there weren't even any ads! i'm sure everything is going to change now with yahoo. i've always hated yahoo--they're just another web portal that's full of crap. the fact that they have a LOT of crap doesn't change the fact that it is crap. crappy news. crappy IM. crappy webhosting. crappy everything. del.icio.us will slowly sink down from it's position as awesome, to just being more of yahoo's crap

Posted by: danhash | Dec 10, 2005 6:52:10 PM

Make big plans, for little plans have no magic to stir men's blood and in themselves may never be realised. -Daniel H. Burnham Indexing and classifying knowledge is the way of the future ;-)

Posted by: Jozef Imrich | Dec 10, 2005 7:04:44 PM

Wow... well, I love del.icio.us, I can't imagine anymore my life on internet without it. I'm very happy for you Joshua, but I'm afraid of what Yahoo can do. I hope that then make the users login with the yahoo id and put tons of ads. Anyway, I'm very happy that they recognized the wonderful work that you had here. And please, keep up the good work!

Posted by: Bibi | Dec 10, 2005 7:13:24 PM

thats sad news, soon everything on the net will either be owned by yahoo or google or msn. well not my site, its gonna be independent forever

Posted by: Ad | Dec 10, 2005 7:20:46 PM

Sensational guys, just try and keep the super cool style that maked del.icio.us what it is right now. LFB

Posted by: Bbaaxx | Dec 10, 2005 7:52:41 PM

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Posted by: torpod.com | Dec 10, 2005 8:37:20 PM

Anyone know of another good community bookmark?

Posted by: A McMahon | Dec 10, 2005 9:00:00 PM

I honestly hate Yahoo. They have way too many ads. There always trying to make you log in with your Yahoo! account name and sign up for other Yahoo! activities like join their stupid Yahoo! personals. They remind me of AOL. Now they will ruin del.icio.us as they have Flickr. Fuck you Yahoo.

Posted by: sad_delicious_user | Dec 10, 2005 9:31:07 PM

Considering Yahoo's complicity in the the arrest of pro-democracy activists in China, I can't say I'm pleased. 'Freedom', 'democracy' and 'human rights' aren't simply tags to be traded.

Posted by: Orest YWG | Dec 10, 2005 11:18:21 PM

Go Baby Go

Posted by: BabyBlog | Dec 10, 2005 11:43:59 PM

Giant Internet Corp Snatches Up Social Bookmarking Service Well, unfortunately we all need money but I was really starting to believe in the autonomy of delicious. I don't like how all the big fish are eating all the small fish. Soon we'll only be dealing with a few gigantic fish and then maybe they will eat us all! Power to the people not to the corporations (and corporations, unfortunately, under US law, are considered people - scary!).

Posted by: Savetheinternet | Dec 11, 2005 1:36:56 AM

does that meant that we are going to merge usernames like wat happened in flickr??!

Posted by: ranvier | Dec 11, 2005 2:22:48 AM

@renvier same question with me! should we? ^_^

Posted by: abe | Dec 11, 2005 2:35:12 AM

How much? just curious. I know you put a lot of sweat into it so you deserve it all...and you left a big $$$ job to risk it all. Good on ya mate.

Posted by: DavidB | Dec 11, 2005 2:54:59 AM

Too bad! :( I just started using this service, now going to find something else before I got big flash banners all over the place here... Good for you guys - congrats! Too bad for us, users...

Posted by: FataL | Dec 11, 2005 3:22:20 AM

Time to grab a local copy of my bookmarks andsearch for some other bookmarking service... Google would be a much more better choice on selling anyway. Yahoo acquires everything who they dontcapable for and seems they gonna change the web for sure, but in a negative way, when looked at their homepage crowdiness...

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Posted by: aurelian | Dec 11, 2005 4:34:14 AM

Great deal, congratulations. But I don't know if you will stay motivated.

Posted by: Saidadom | Dec 11, 2005 4:56:42 AM

Like the small number of crowd, I will start considering moving away from del.icio.us. How could you let your company join a company which co-operate with Chinese Government. Shame on you.

Posted by: whoever | Dec 11, 2005 5:33:22 AM

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