Dec 9 2005

y.ah.oo!

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!

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647 Comments

  • Michael Arrington&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 1:58 pm

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

  • Greg&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 2:01 pm

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

  • Charlie&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 2:01 pm

    Congratulations guys!

  • Yahoo! Search blog&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 2:03 pm

    Great Tastes That Go Great Together

    I’ve been a big fan of del.icio.us, the social bookmarking service Joshua Schachter created, for quite a while now. So much so that when Dave Taylor recently asked for “experts” to help explain What’s so cool about del.icio.us?, I was…

  • Fred Oliveira&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 2:04 pm

    Congratulations, Joshua!

    Good luck!

  • Steve Rubel&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 2:05 pm

    Ditto! Congrats Josh!

  • Jeremy Zawodny&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 2:06 pm

    Woohoo!

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

  • Yahoo! Search blog&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 2:06 pm

    Great Tastes That Go Great Together

    I’ve been a big fan of del.icio.us, the social bookmarking service Joshua Schachter created, for quite a while now. So much so that when Dave Taylor recently asked for “experts” to help explain What’s so cool about del.icio.us?, I was…

  • Pete Cashmore&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 2:07 pm

    Nice work! Congrats!

  • Duncan&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 2:07 pm

    wow

    Congrats!

  • Alexander Barbara&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 2:07 pm

    Congratulations guys!

  • Brian Benzinger&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 2:07 pm

    Wow, this is great news. Congratulations, Joshua!

  • Kent Brewster&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 2:08 pm

    Outstanding news. Welcome!

  • Boing Boing&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 2:14 pm

    Yahoo! bought del.icio.us!

    From the del.icio.us/blog: 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 t…

  • Boing Boing&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 2:16 pm

    Yahoo! bought del.icio.us!

    From the del.icio.us/blog: 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 t…

  • Scott Moschella&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 2:17 pm

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

  • riffola&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 2:20 pm

    Congratulations!

  • meneame.net&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 2:20 pm

    Yahoo! compra del.icio.us

    Otra más al saco. El próximo fichaje: ¿menéame? ;)

  • Micro Persuasion&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 2:24 pm

    Yahoo Buys del.icio.us

    There’s been rumors that big news was brewing with del.icio.us. Well now Josh Schachter announced on his blog that Yahoo has purchased del.cio.us. I conducted a brief iChat IM interview with Josh, which I have published below. The key

  • Rajiv Doshi&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 2:25 pm

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

  • Paulo&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 2:26 pm

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

  • neb&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 2:26 pm

    congrats!

  • Michael&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 2:27 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.

  • Martin&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 2:29 pm

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

  • loginwithyouryahooaccount&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 2:29 pm

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

  • tribe.net: blog.del.icio.&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 2:29 pm

    Re: del.icio.us

    We’re proud to announce that del.icio.us has joined the Yahoo! family. Toget…

  • jake&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 2:29 pm

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

  • Matt McAlister&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 2:30 pm

    Yahoo! acquires del.icio.us

    I needed some good news this week, and here it is. Welcome Joshua!

  • pablotossi&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 2:34 pm

    congratz!!!!

  • chuckchuck&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 2:35 pm

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

  • Andrew&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 2:35 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

  • mariano&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 2:35 pm

    Congrats man.. you really deserve this :)

  • Lloyd D Budd&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 2:37 pm

    Interesting development. Good luck!

  • Bob&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 2:37 pm

    Great – maybe they will get the import function working again

  • Dale Cruse&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 2:37 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!

  • Interesting Drug&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 2:37 pm

    Yahoo! bought del.icio.us!

    Yahoo! bought del.icio.us!: “David Pescovitz: From the del.icio.us/blog: 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 empha…

  • suppafly&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 2:38 pm

    gross.. first flickr and now this.

    what is the world coming to.

  • Diggers Realm&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 2:39 pm

    Yahoo! Buys Del.icio.us

    Yahoo! has bought del.icio.us according to the del.icio.us blog 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 th…

  • Jake of 8bitjoystick.com&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 2:39 pm

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

  • selbr.de&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 2:40 pm

    del.icio.us may be sold

    Some usually well informed sources say that del.icio.us will be sold today (US time). Some other – unreliable – sources say: to Yahoo! [This is not journalism. Just an oracle. Please ignore.] Edit: BoingBoing got it second, and here’s the…

  • Diggers Realm&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 2:41 pm

    Yahoo! Buys Del.icio.us

    Yahoo! has bought del.icio.us according to the del.icio.us blog 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 th…

  • pointblog.com&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 2:43 pm

    Yahoo! rachète del.icio.us

    La nouvelle vient de tomber : Yahoo rachète del.icio.us, outil qui permet de sauvegarder, classer et partager ses favoris en ligne. L’équipe de développement de del.icio.us rejoint celle de Flickr, un autre outil très apprécié des blogueurs….

  • pointblog.com&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 2:44 pm

    Yahoo! rachète del.icio.us

    La nouvelle vient de tomber : Yahoo rachète del.icio.us, outil qui permet de sauvegarder, classer et partager ses favoris en ligne. L’équipe de développement de del.icio.us rejoint celle de Flickr, un autre outil très apprécié des blogueurs….

  • vanderwal&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 2:45 pm

    Nicely done. A very good match.

  • A (not english fluently) &hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 2:45 pm

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

    Congratulations anycase.

  • Sooraj&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 2:46 pm

    hey Josh- great development!

    I just love Yahoo, and will join delicious only after you start accepting Yahoo usernames.

  • quas&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 2:47 pm

    Sweet Jeebus, that is crazy! Congrats, guys!

    Yahoo has become Flickrlicious.

  • kottke.org remaindered li&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 2:48 pm

    Yahoo! buys del.icio.us

    http://blog.del.icio.us/blog/2005/12/yahoo.html...

  • Justin Mason&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 2:48 pm

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

  • Patrick Haney&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 2:51 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.

  • Patrick Tufts&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 2:53 pm

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

    –Pat

  • Brett O'Connor&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 2:53 pm

    What took them so long? :-D

  • graeme&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 2:53 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.

  • Snarkmarket&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 2:54 pm

    Yahoo Buys Del.icio.us

    You knew it had to happen! This whole year at Yahoo feels like a Harvard Business School case study in the making, doesn’t it? Whether for good or ill, time will tell… Can a company become cool and innovative through…

  • David Beach&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 2:54 pm

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

  • Phillip Rhodes&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 2:55 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.

  • Bill Bradford&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 2:56 pm

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

  • The Bay Area Is Talking&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 2:59 pm

    Yahoo Eats and It’s Del.icio.us

    This counts for big news around these parts. Jeremy Zawodny’s blog points directly to this announcement from the del.icio.us blog: We’re proud to announce that del.icio.us has joined the Yahoo! family. Together we’ll continue to improve how people disc…

  • Jeremy Zawodny's blog&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 3:00 pm

    Welcome del.icio.us to Yahoo!

    I’m hacking on a project and don’t have time to write much more about the news than I already did on the Yahoo! Search blog. Yes! And as of today, del.icio.us is part of the Yahoo! family. But I just wanted to briefly say “welcome aboard” to the del.ic…

  • Qumana Investor Blog&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 3:00 pm

    Breaking news … Yahoo! acquired Del.icio.us!

    I just got a nice ping from Michael Arrington over at Techcrunch … Yahoo has acquired Del.icio.us! …

  • A View from the Isle&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 3:00 pm

    Breaking news … Yahoo! acquired Del.icio.us!

    I just got a nice ping from Michael Arrington over at Techcrunch … Yahoo has acquired Del.icio.us! …

  • Greg&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 3:00 pm

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

  • quonsar&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 3:02 pm

    take the money and run, d00d.

  • Jeff&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 3:02 pm

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

  • Marcus&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 3:02 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.

  • RatcliffeBlog—Mitc&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 3:03 pm

    y.ah.oo buys del.icio.us!!

    del.icio.us: y.ah.oo!: Joshua Schachter reveals the news…. 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 …

  • Delicious Junky&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 3:03 pm

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

  • Lisa McMillan&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 3:04 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

  • The Dude&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 3:06 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.

  • Delicious Junky&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 3:06 pm

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

  • The Bay Area Is Talking&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 3:06 pm

    Yahoo Eats and It’s Del.icio.us

    This counts for big news around these parts. Jeremy Zawodny’s blog points directly to this announcement from the del.icio.us blog: We’re proud to announce that del.icio.us has joined the Yahoo! family. Together we’ll continue to improve how people disc…

  • suresh&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 3:10 pm

    Congrats guys.

  • Joseph Scott's Blog&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 3:11 pm

    Yahoo Buys Del.icio.us

    So now Yahoo has purchased Del.icio.us. There arent many details in the announcement, so well have to wait and see where this goes. Hopefully this goes better than the purchase of Blo.gs, which has been up and down quite a bit since th…

  • suresh&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 3:11 pm

    Congrats guys.

  • Eric Baker&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 3:13 pm

    Fuck. Time to find another tagging service.

    Suckage.

  • quas&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 3:13 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!

  • Josh&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 3:16 pm

    Congrats Josh. You deserve it.

    (Nice name, btw.)

  • Eric Baker&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 3:19 pm

    Fuck. Time to find another tagging site.

    Suckage.

  • midbach&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 3:20 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.

  • Baltar&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 3:23 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.

  • Brian Dear&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 3:24 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 :-)

  • fdas&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 3:29 pm

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

  • T!M's Blog&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 3:29 pm

    Yahoo neemt del.icio.us over!

  • Baltar&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 3:30 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.

  • T!M's Blog&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 3:30 pm

    Yahoo neemt del.icio.us over!

  • Seth&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 3:31 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.

  • Scott&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 3:32 pm

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

  • Travis&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 3:32 pm

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

  • Dobschats Weblog&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 3:32 pm

    del.icio.us: y.ah.oo!

    Und wieder hat Yahoo! zugeschlagen: Yahoo! kauft del.icio.us.

  • WebWeasel&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 3:33 pm

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

  • Rockwell&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 3:33 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!

  • Alberto&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 3:34 pm

    Joshua & all the team: Congratulations!!!

    (well, in fact I think we must say that to Yahoo: they take the best ;-)

  • speel&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 3:34 pm

    ah shit

  • Rich&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 3:34 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.

  • Kelly&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 3:37 pm

    Ah crap. This sucks.

    Good for you getting paid. Bad for us who can’t stand Y!

  • Charlie Summers&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 3:38 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.

  • Mike&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 3:39 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.

  • Seanasy&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 3:41 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.

  • Rashmi's Blog&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 3:42 pm

    Yahoo acquires my favorite web service (yes, I am referring to del.icio.us)!

    This is good news! I have been vacillating between putting more energy into Yahoo MyWeb2.0 or waiting for del.icio.us to have groups. Now, I no longer need to make this decision. Here is Joshua’s take. I hope that Yahoo will…

  • Justin Lee&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 3:42 pm

    Congrats Guys!

  • Randy Charles Morin&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 3:42 pm

    A very redundant congrats!

  • hexod.us&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 3:43 pm

    Yahoolicious!

    First they acquired photo-sharing giant Flickr. Now internet juggernaut Yahoo! has puchased the groundbreaking social bookmarking service Del.icio.us. Let’s see if Yahoo! can make two great tastes go great together….

  • Emerica&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 3:44 pm

    Ack!

  • John&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 3:45 pm

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

  • Seth&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 3:45 pm

    Congratulations!

  • Michael&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 3:46 pm

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

  • David Galbraith&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 3:46 pm

    Yahoo acquires Delicious. What have successful Web 2.0 companies got in common – they didn’t raise too much VC cash.

    The worst mistake we made at Moreover was to raise too much money. The Bay area prides itself on teh…

  • katie&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 3:48 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.

  • Alvaro&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 3:49 pm

    Congratulations friends, change your chairs

  • Son Nguyen&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 3:49 pm

    Congrats! Happy Ending for a start-up :)

  • Gabe&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 3:50 pm

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

  • David Galbraith&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 3:50 pm

    Yahoo acquires Delicious. What have successful Web 2.0 companies got in common – they didn’t raise too much VC cash.

    The worst mistake we made at Moreover was to raise too much money. The Bay area prides itself on teh…

  • redriver55&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 3:51 pm

    So…. where should we go now?

    http://www.shadows.com

    http://www.wink.com

    http://www.furl.com

    http://www.blinklist.com

    I’m bummed, but looking forward to trying some new stuff out.

  • Napsterization&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 3:51 pm

    My Favorite Punster: Burp.alici.us

    Doc: Burp! Yahoo east del.icio.us….

  • Jonathan&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 3:51 pm

    Way to go!

    -Jonathan

    http://philoneist.com

  • ignazio&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 3:51 pm

    Let’s integrate!

  • Ryan Platte&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 3:51 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.

  • Jeremy Flint&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 3:52 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.

  • Chris&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 3:52 pm

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

  • Scot&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 3:53 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!

  • aries&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 3:53 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).

  • Burp&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 3:54 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!!!!

  • Napsterization&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 3:54 pm

    My Favorite Punster: Burpa.licio.us

    Doc: Burp! Yahoo east del.icio.us….

  • virid&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 3:54 pm

    Congrats on a job well done!

  • Anton Borzov&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 3:56 pm

    Congrats!

    Yahoo’s going to kick google’s ass :)

  • dave31175&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 3:56 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.

  • Mike Schubert - Etudes in&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 3:59 pm

    Yahoo! Eats del.icio.us

    del.icio.us – one of the greatest services on the net – has been acquired by Yahoo!. This news just dropped a couple of hours ago. I really like del.icio.us – it has a no-frills approach to social tagging and organization….

  • Concerned&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 4:01 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*

  • Matthew Blocker&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 4:02 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.

  • Northern Telecom..and Tec&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 4:03 pm

    del.icio.us Business Model Finally Revealed

    del.icio.us may be a cool Web 2.0 service but it didn’t have a business model that would generate enough money to create a vi…

  • Itinerant Librarian&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 4:04 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.

  • markoj&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 4:05 pm

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

  • Ryan&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 4:06 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

  • Jarrod&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 4:08 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!!!!!

  • Kevin Burton&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 4:08 pm

    W00t! Congrats!

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

  • Nilesh&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 4:09 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.

  • Pete Prodoehl&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 4:09 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? :)

  • danieldl&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 4:10 pm

    You have been slashdotted!

    How do you make money anyway?

  • Napsterization&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 4:13 pm

    My Favorite Punster: Burpa.licio.us

    Doc: Burp! Yahoo eats del.icio.us….

  • the Edward&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 4:13 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?

  • terreiro.net&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 4:14 pm

    Yahoo! compra del.icio.us

    O gigante Yahoo! há já algum tempo parece ter uma predileção especial por nerds, geeks e CDFs em geral. Já vimos isso antes. E eu já tenho algumas observações a respeito desse tipo de coisa (lembram?), muito embora prefiro me…

  • Claire Giordano&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 4:14 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

  • Aidan Kehoe&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 4:15 pm

    Congratulations on the money!

  • PPDS.WS&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 4:15 pm

    Yahoo Tags?

    Только вчера я добавил в движок блога поддержку тэгов technorati и del.icio.us. А сегодня Yahoo! приобрели del.icio.us. Приятная неожиданность. Похоже, что опыт Yahoo!, как опытный стайер, грамотно распределяя силы, уверенно двигается вперед, пока Goog…

  • Anthony&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 4:16 pm

    Thats great! Congratulations!

  • Bjørn&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 4:17 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…

  • Alexis Smirnov&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 4:18 pm

    y.ah.oo! indeed

    Yahoo bought del.icio.us. Is was inevitable that some Big Co would buy the service and make Joshua a millionaire he deserves to be. Congratulations!…

  • un lugar en el mundo...&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 4:19 pm

    y.ah.oo!

    Yahoo compra del.icio.us. Es la guerra!

  • matthew melnick&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 4:19 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.

  • Ralph&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 4:20 pm

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

  • babarum&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 4:20 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……….

  • PPDS.WS&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 4:21 pm

    Yahoo Tags?

    Только вчера я добавил в движок блога поддержку тэгов technorati и del.icio.us. А сегодня Yahoo! приобрели del.icio.us. Приятная неожиданность. Похоже, что Yahoo!, как опытный стайер, точно распределяя силы, уверенно двигается вперед, пока Google распы…

  • Ashish&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 4:25 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! ??

  • Sagar&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 4:25 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.

  • ++++++&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 4:26 pm

    Ugh. Great, just great. Time to look for greener pastures.

    I highly doubt Scot’s a real yahoo employee, btw.

  • roya&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 4:26 pm

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

  • Jarrod&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 4:26 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.

  • R7&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 4:26 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.

  • Diego Puertas&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 4:29 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.

  • Ho John Lee's Weblog&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 4:29 pm

    Yahoo goes after more tagging assets, buys del.icio.us

    Yahoo continues down the path of more tagging and more collaborative content. Having already purchased Flickr, this morning theyre acquiring del.icio.us (terms undislosed):

    From Joshua Schachter at the del.icio.us blog:

    Were proud to…

  • John&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 4:29 pm

    Congrats on the yahoo integration.

  • Maxim&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 4:29 pm

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

  • hesus&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 4:30 pm

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

  • jane rich&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 4:31 pm

    Gutted

  • jp&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 4:34 pm

    sweet

  • Frac&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 4:35 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.

  • Cold Chilli&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 4:35 pm

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

  • Wyclif&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 4:37 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.

  • Gerry&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 4:38 pm

    What is this site and why did yahoo buy it?

  • ejaned8&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 4:45 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*

  • Joe Maller&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 4:46 pm

    Yahoo! buys Del.icio.us

    Congratulations to Joshua Schachter, Yahoo! just bought del.icio.us. Im glad to see another great idea built by a single person recognized and rewarded.
    Over time Ill be interested to see how these individual creators respond to the add…

  • surripui&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 4:47 pm

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

  • Robert Price&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 4:48 pm

    Wow! This is great news for you.

    One thing, please no Yahoo account logins!

  • Rick&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 4:48 pm

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

  • Nick&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 4:49 pm

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

  • larry borsato&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 4:50 pm

    del.icio.us!

    Yahoo! is the proud new owner of del.icio.us: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…

  • larry borsato&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 4:50 pm

    del.icio.us!

    Yahoo! is the proud ne

  • Meurglys&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 4:50 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. :)

  • Peter Orosz&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 4:53 pm

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

  • Paul Downey&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 4:57 pm

    Wow! Well done!

  • arnet&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 4:58 pm

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

  • chigh&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 4:58 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!

  • mazatapec&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 4:59 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.

  • Mojo&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 5:01 pm

    Touchdown Yahoo!

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

    Congrats!

  • genbeta&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 5:01 pm

    Del.icio.us ha sido adquirido por Yahoo

    Si antes un servicio popular fue adquirido por Yahoo, Flickr, ahora es Del.icio.us la que forma parte de los servicios de Yahoo. Según indica en su blog, están encantados de forma parte de la familia de Yahoo al igual que otro sitio popular ya forma pa…

  • Adam Loving&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 5:02 pm

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

  • Paradigma&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 5:05 pm

    Новость дня: Yahoo! приобрел del.icio.us!

    Новость на блоге del.icio.us: Мы рады сообщить о том, что del.icio.us присоединился к семье Yahoo! Вместе мы продолжим совершенствовать способы, которые люди используют для поиска, запоминания и обмена информацией в Интернете, с большим акцентом на воз…

  • edward miller&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 5:07 pm

    congrats!

  • Brian Del Vecchio&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 5:10 pm

    Congratulations, Joshua and Team Delicious!

  • Svenja&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 5:11 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!

  • Lee Wilkins&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 5:11 pm

    congrats guys

  • Todd Sieling&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 5:18 pm

    A very redundant congrats to the delicious team.

  • Juha Haataja&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 5:20 pm

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

  • Andrew&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 5:20 pm

    Congrats!

  • Matt&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 5:22 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!

  • JPB&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 5:26 pm

    Congrats! Another entrepreneurial success story!

  • hisa&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 5:27 pm

    Congratulations! Omedeto!

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

  • Marc Nathan&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 5:27 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.

  • Blogspotting&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 5:31 pm

    Yahoo Snaps Up Del.icio.us

    Just talked to Joshua Schachter, who emailed to say that he sold del.icio.us to Yahoo.

  • wagwag&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 5:32 pm

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

  • Terry Yelmene&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 5:32 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!

  • d o t - c o m a *:o)&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 5:32 pm

    human touch

    dopo Flickr, Yahoo! compra anche del.icio.us! Continua quindi la Flickr-izzazione di Yahoo! Quella che era una directory fatta a mano…

  • TrendyDNA&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 5:34 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

  • tecosystems&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 5:35 pm

    Yahoo’s Got Good Taste

    It seems strange to consider now, but just a few short years ago Yahoo – the one time dot com darling – was being written off by many if not most in the technology industry as an old dog that…

  • rg&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 5:36 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.

  • GRID8400&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 5:37 pm

    COOL!!! Congrats!!

  • Marc&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 5:37 pm

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

  • d o t - c o m a *:o)&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 5:39 pm

    human touch

    dopo Flickr, Yahoo! compra anche del.icio.us! Continua quindi la Flickr-izzazione di Yahoo! Quella che era una directory fatta a mano…

  • Pigpen&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 5:40 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…

  • Patrick Niemeyer&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 5:44 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.

  • Integral Practice&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 5:45 pm

    Breaking news for Web 2.0 geeks – Yahoo buys delicious

    I figured that Yahoo would buy del.icio.us, actually. With flickr, and Yahoo’s commitment to tagging, seemed the perfect …

  • Jason Collins&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 5:50 pm

    Yahoo purchases del.icio.us

    Story here.

  • TechBlog&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 5:50 pm

    For Yahoo, bookmarks are del.icio.us

    Yahoo continues its acquisition run of cool companies with lots of Web buzz, snapping up the bookmark-sharing Web site del.icio.us. Yahoo’s been on a binge. It recently acquired the hot photo-sharing site Flickr, then gobbled Pixoria, maker of Konfabul…

  • Hashim&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 5:51 pm

    Here’s comes the spam!

  • Alex&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 5:51 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)

  • Dustin Diaz&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 5:52 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!

  • ВоскрÐ�&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 5:53 pm

    Yahoo только что купил del.icio.us.

    Эрик Шонфельд пишет: “Yahoo только что купил del.icio.us…

    Кажется логичным, так как фото-теги на Flickr…

  • Oliver Zheng&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 5:53 pm

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

  • ECTIO&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 5:56 pm

    del.icio.us has joined the Yahoo! family

    via del.icio.us blog
    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 wo

  • ЗеркаÐ�&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 5:56 pm

    Yahoo только что купил del.icio.us.

    Эрик Шонфельд пишет: “Yahoo только что купил del.icio.us… Кажется логичным

  • Eric Wallace&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 6:00 pm

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

  • Technomancer - Das Cyberp&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 6:07 pm

    MediaMultiMoreMoreMore

    Es wird nicht Krupp-Suzuki oder Aztech-Sony-Rusoil.
    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 com

  • Booden&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 6:09 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.

  • coolkid&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 6:10 pm

    Please don’t make Del.icio.us like Flickr…

  • B.L. Ochman's weblog - In&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 6:12 pm

    Yahoo! Acquires Del.icio.us Tagging Site

    Yahoo!, which already owns the shared tagging site Flickr has acquired del.icio.us, according to Search Engine Watch blog. Del.icio.us now has 300,000 subscribers. What are they going to call it? How bout Yah.lic.ious! Tagging allows the creator of inf…

  • zeno&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 6:13 pm

    How much did you get bought for?

    -z

    http://www.cgisecurity.com Website Security

  • Nick Mudge&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 6:14 pm

    Congratulations Joshua.

  • Nick Mudge&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 6:14 pm

    Congratulations Joshua.

  • Bala&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 6:16 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!

  • Ed Kohler&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 6:17 pm

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

  • (R) Richstyles!&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 6:18 pm

    del.icio.usもyahooに買収された

    またまたYahooが買収しました。一言で言うと残念。最近はいいサービスができると必ずgoogleかyahooかmicrosoftが買収します。いわゆるGYMです。特にYahooの場合は買収されたサービスを生殺しにするような気がする。Flickrは買収されてから自分が見る限り開発が止まっているような感じだし、これと言って目新しい発展はない。del.icio.usの場合は最近ベンチャー資金が流れ込んでやっと使いやすくなり始めた矢先にYahooが買収してきたので非常に残念。We’r…

  • Yakov&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 6:22 pm

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

  • Jason&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 6:22 pm

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

  • Pablo Noel&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 6:22 pm

    well done! congrats!!

  • Boris&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 6:25 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… :-)

  • Kent&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 6:34 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

  • Robbie Coleman&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 6:34 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

  • Marian&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 6:36 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.

  • Pichu0102&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 6:37 pm

    FUCK! FUCK YAHOO, AND THEIR SHITTY BULLSHIT! RARGH GODDAMNIT YAHOO, FUCK YOU!

  • Pissed&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 6:50 pm

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

  • LexBlog Blog&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 6:51 pm

    Yahoo! acquires del.icio.us : Good news for blog publishers

    Del.icio.us has been acquired by Yahoo. This per Joshua Schachter, del.icio.us’ founder. 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, …

  • Scott&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 6:52 pm

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

  • noondesertsky&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 6:53 pm

    This sucks!

  • http://cybercoffeeshop.in&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 6:54 pm

    http://cybercoffeeshop.info/entrer.php

    http://cybercoffeeshop.info/entrer.php

  • ted&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 6:56 pm

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

  • ArtLung Blog&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 7:02 pm

    Yahoo! Acquires Delicious

    Please, please, please, PLEASE dont screw it up

  • Parv Sangha&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 7:03 pm

    Congratulations! Great concept…

  • technoLAHgy v0.15c - (Hav&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 7:03 pm

    Yahoo Buys Delicious

    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 Yaho…

  • Error500&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 7:10 pm

    Yahoo compra del.icio.us

    Ya está en infinidad de sitios y ha sido sin lugar a dudas la noticia del día (de ayer): Yahoo compra del.icio.us por una cifra que todavía no ha trascendido. Se resuelven así las dudas acerca de la viabilidad económica de un serv

  • BlogCadre&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 7:11 pm

    Lazy Weekend Links

    If you don’t plan on seeing The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe or Charlize Theron in spandex this weekend than you might as well check out some Lazy Weekend Links.
    In your next hostage situation you might want to consider usi

  • Robin&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 7:12 pm

    Woohoo! Congratulations!

  • pissedoff&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 7:12 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.

  • whatthef@#$*&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 7:18 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.

  • Niranjanan Nirmalananthan&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 7:20 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…

  • gromo&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 7:25 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

  • Paul Fallon's Blog&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 7:33 pm

    Yahoo buys del.icio.us

  • grissom&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 7:37 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 :/

  • TJ's Weblog&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 7:37 pm

    Yahoo buys del.icio.us

    Yahoo snaps up del.icio.us – Om Malik has a great overview of sources about the deal: “Yahoo continues with its Web 2.0 makeover. The company snapped up the bookmarking service del.icio.us today, according to a post by founder Joshua…

  • moneymoneymoney&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 7:39 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.

  • Magnus&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 7:40 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!

  • phillip torrone&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 7:41 pm

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

  • TJ&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 7:42 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

  • Gregor J. Rothfuss&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 7:44 pm

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

  • Oopsh!&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 7:47 pm

    Congrats, Yahoo!

    Good Luck Joshua

    Sorry Google

  • Joildo Santos&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 8:01 pm

    Goooooooooood

  • futuhat&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 8:03 pm

    sad sad sad news :´-(

  • guoshuang&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 8:04 pm

    congratulations!wish u luck.

  • guoshuang&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 8:08 pm

    congratulations!wish u luck.

  • Gregor J. Rothfuss&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 8:08 pm

    morononomy

    will the short and stupid end of the tail destroy the wonderful ontological ecology at del.icio.us? we will shortly know…

  • Kiran Divvela&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 8:09 pm

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

  • Gregor J. Rothfuss&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 8:09 pm

    morononomy

    will the short and stupid end of the tail destroy the wonderful ontological ecology at del.icio.us? we will shortly know…

  • Tim Haines&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 8:13 pm

    Del.icio.us acquired by Yahoo

    Just saw on the del.icio.us blog that they’ve been acquired by Yahoo. A couple of months ago Yahoo…

  • Ross Karchner&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 8:13 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.

  • suck&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 8:14 pm

    what a fucking sellout

  • Rich&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 8:18 pm

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

  • Karthik&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 8:29 pm

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

  • Aviram&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 8:30 pm

    Congrats Joshua!!

  • RhetTbull&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 8:31 pm

    First ad I see, I’m outta here.

  • okilee&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 8:48 pm

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

  • Jay Sundu&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 8:52 pm

    Flickr and now del.icio.us!

    I wish you guys the best and hope that Yahoo will let you continue your excellent work.

  • Steve Doria&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 9:07 pm

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

  • City Hippy&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 9:18 pm

    Namaste Josh

  • ivan&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 9:26 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.

  • Tribolum.com&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 9:27 pm

    Cape Carnival

    MSN launches Live Local, so now mapping apps are up to three with Google Local and Yahoo! Maps (still in beta). Yahoo! buys over del.iciou.us, launches Yahoo! Answers. Google brings out Google Transit (also beta). The cards are on the table. We live in…

  • tflynn&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 9:28 pm

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

  • Brajeshwar&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 9:30 pm

    Wow! This is good news!

  • The Bay Area Is Talking&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 9:37 pm

    Yahoo Eats and It’s Del.icio.us

    This counts for big news around these parts. Jeremy Zawodny’s blog points directly to this announcement from the del.icio.us blog: We’re proud to announce that del.icio.us has joined the Yahoo! family. Together we’ll continue to improve how people disc…

  • TechBlog&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 9:37 pm

    For Yahoo, bookmarks are del.icio.us

    Yahoo continues its acquisition run of cool companies with lots of Web buzz, snapping up the bookmark-sharing Web site del.icio.us. Yahoo’s been on a binge. It recently acquired the hot photo-sharing site Flickr, then gobbled Pixoria, maker of Konfabul…

  • The Bay Area Is Talking&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 9:40 pm

    Yahoo Eats and It’s Del.icio.us

    This counts for big news around these parts. Jeremy Zawodny’s blog points directly to this announcement from the del.icio.us blog: We’re proud to announce that del.icio.us has joined the Yahoo! family. Together we’ll continue to improve how people disc…

  • John Abbe&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 9:40 pm

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

  • Pradeep Gowda&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 9:44 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!!

  • j&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 9:49 pm

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

  • Brian&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 9:50 pm

    Great for you, bad for the rest of us.

  • Murali&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 9:50 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

  • momentum&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 9:51 pm

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

  • Jason&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 9:57 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…

  • AllanH&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 9:58 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.

  • sparsely&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 9:58 pm

    wow.

    yahoo sucks.

    goodbye deil.icio.us, nice knowin ya :)

  • sparsely²&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 10:01 pm

    jesus would slap the shit out of you.

  • 國生三å¹&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 10:03 pm

    Yahoo! 買下 del.icio.us

    一面開發一面收購,Yahoo! 的手段很高啊

    剛剛看到的消息,說是 Yahoo! (官方說法) 收購了 del.icio.us (官方說法);這是繼 Yahoo! 買下 Flickr 後,Yahoo! 再一次地兼併 social/collaborative/tagging 服務…

  • samsung&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 10:06 pm

    congratullation.

    Web 2.0 rulez =)

  • Nilesh's Space&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 10:07 pm

    Yahoo! buys del.icio.us

    Yahoo! has bought del.icio.us. Just goes to show that the dotcom boom is coming back. Small companies without a revenue stream popping up in the hopes of being bought out.
    The interesting thing about this acquisition is that Yahoo already has a social b

  • b.cognosco&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 10:11 pm

    Yahoo! buys del.icio.us

    Another good idea gets bought. Much like the flickr deal, this one makes sense. Unlike the flickr deal, we shouldn’t hear a lot of whining from existing users. Yahoo is unlikely to start charging for bookmarking service, instead working to integrate it…

  • ben&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 10:17 pm

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

    ciao

  • sel&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 10:23 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

  • Richard Relos&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 10:31 pm

    good or bad, my congratulations!

  • KeBlog‧Kej's weblog&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 10:45 pm

    Yahoo 併購 del.icio.us

    一大早起來就看到這個消息,果真應驗了之前某人所說的:「網路公司最後如果沒有泡沫化,就是被Google 或 Yahoo! 或是 Microsoft 買下來」?
    跑到官方的blog去看看文章跟回應,果然不出所料,…

  • mulls&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 11:02 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.

  • suresh&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 11:10 pm

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

  • Caso Patologico&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 11:26 pm

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

  • ari mannis&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 11:41 pm

    this sucks, another great idea bought buy yahoo

  • TheTraveller&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 11:41 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.

  • mekosh.org&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 11:49 pm

    Del.icio.us Yahoo!

    It was announced that Yahoo bought del.icio.us today. For those of you not familiar with del.icio.us, it is a social bookmarking website that I use to power my Worthwhile Clicks. Basically, it allows you to add a URL, describe the link, …

  • Abject Learning&hellip  |  Dec 9 2005 at 11:55 pm

    The real big news…

    Forget about the latest confirmation that the Web 2.0 business model is to get bought by Yahoo! or Google. My own big news is surviving the day that is circled in blood-red ink on my calendar every year. We met the TLEF application deadline, submitting…

  • sean&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 12:02 am

    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.

  • blogZero&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 12:09 am

    Yahoo! + del.icio.us

    + My only question is, why did it take so long?

    Read all about it at the Yahoo! Search blog: Great Tastes That Go Great Together. And at the del.icio.us blog: y.ah.oo!

    Hey! They stole my tagline.

  • Cheyne&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 12:17 am

    great news, congratulations :)

  • Shii&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 12:23 am

    I am placing a candle for the death of OpenID.

    Brutally Murdered by MSN and Yahoo

    R.I.P. July-December 2005

  • vr&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 12:28 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.

  • Elliot Lee&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 12:38 am

    Cool stuff. What’s next?

  • Aneel&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 12:43 am

    congrats!

  • f f f f-g&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 12:47 am

    fuckedy fuck fuck fuck-gradulations~!

  • MyLinkedinPowerForum&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 12:55 am

    Congratulations, Joshua!

    Nice surprise seeing 2 of my favorites come together! :-)

    Make the best of it!

    Vincent

    http://del.icio.us/MyLinkedinPowerForum

  • Farhan Mashraqi&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 1:07 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

  • skape&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 1:11 am

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

  • MasterMaq's Blog&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 1:11 am

    Yahoo buys del.icio.us

    If someone asked me who I thought was winning the Web 2.0 game, my answer would most definitely be Yahoo….

  • How Now, Brownpau?&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 1:17 am

    links for 2005-12-10

    del.icio.us: y.ah.oo! Del.icio.us acquired by Yahoo. You know what this means: ads and merged logins. :( (tags: delicious yahoo) Butterschtick: stick of it all….

  • medmusings&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 1:18 am

    links for 2005-12-10

    Tim’s Food Spot: ramen lesson (tags: foodie blogger) Tim Choi’s Food Spot: Taipei noshings (tags: foodie restaurant taipei) Elisa Camahort digs TheatreWorks’ Into the Woods. I dig it too! (tags: palo alto theater sondheim) Palo Alto Medical Foundation…

  • iampowered&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 1:19 am

    Yahoo.icio.us? – Yahoo Acquires Del.icio.us

    It was only a matter of time before the crown prince of social bookmarking sites, del.icio.us, attracted the attention (and wallet) of a bigger company, and that day has arrived. del.icio.us has been bought by Yahoo!, which is an interesting…

  • iampowered&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 1:23 am

    Yahoo Acquires Del.icio.us

    It was only a matter of time before the crown prince of social bookmarking sites, del.icio.us, attracted the attention (and wallet) of a bigger company, and that day has arrived. del.icio.us has been bought by Yahoo!, which is an interesting…

  • Abi&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 1:53 am

    This is indeed great news. Congratulations!

  • Consumatron.com&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 1:56 am

    Hooray! More connectivity, more community.

    I just hope you don’t change too much.

    -Consumatron.com

  • techgnostic&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 2:05 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

  • Rexiology::Work&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 2:12 am

    Yahoo! buys Del.icio.us

    [via Slashdot] [via CNet News] [via Del.icio.us blog]

    Another big news before X’mas and end…

  • SEO Consultant Esoos Bobn&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 2:16 am

    Yahoo Makes a Del.icio.us Acquisition

    Now that Yahoo has purchased social bookmarking site Del.icio.us for a rumored $40 million or so, I just have one request of them: PLEASE don’t change it. Don’t gunk it up with a bunch of features that we don’t need. It’s clean and simple and that’s ex…

  • El sofrido Magister Salvi&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 2:26 am

    Yahoo! compra del.icio.us

    Pues eso, que Y!ah.oo ha comprado

  • 天空 息乐&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 2:30 am

    Yahoo收购Del.icio.us

    这个消息来得多少有点突然,Del.icio.us被收购了!

    收购者是Yahoo,这不算是一个太坏的买家。不得不佩服Yahoo的吸引力,引导Web2.0热潮的两个最成功的Startup,Flickrå’ŒDel.icio.us都已经被它收归旗下。和收购Flickr时的策略差不多,Yahoo并不急于整合…

  • Anjan Bacchu&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 2:30 am

    hi there,

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

  • paulo&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 3:08 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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  • sdsd&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 3:54 am

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    Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Launch video’s and demo’s: http://windows.czweb.org/show_article.php?id_article=411

  • pablo&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 4:01 am

    Congratulations. Wish you well.

  • _ME_&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 4:02 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 :

  • rolandog&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 4:03 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.

  • Alberto A-P&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 4:09 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.

  • chrys&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 4:16 am

    congrats guys!

  • planetOzh&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 4:49 am

    Yahoo Gets Delicious

    Social bookmarking service del.icio.us has been yahooed

  • stashhh&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 4:53 am

    Congratulations xD

  • Realist&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 4:56 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.

  • a former evangelist&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 4:57 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.

  • Martin&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 5:00 am

    Congratulation – I’m wondering what Google’s next move will be.

  • The Kitchen Wall&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 5:06 am

    Yahoo! buys Del.icio.us

    http://blog.del.icio.us/blog/2005/12/yahoo.html

    Del.icio.us goes commercial. Whether this is godd or not remains to be seen. The internet landgrab continues and the second bubble looms!

  • gagin&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 5:13 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

  • Jens Meiert&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 5:40 am

    Wish you well.

  • Ken McGuire&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 6:03 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…

  • Tom&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 6:05 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.

  • Hoder's Linkdooni&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 6:06 am

    ای بابا! اینها دارند همه را می‌خرند

    http://blog.del.icio.us/blog/2005/12/yahoo.html

  • maili.nat.or&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 6:13 am

    For how much $$$?

  • Kaushal Karkhanis&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 6:25 am

    Heary Congratulations Joshua!! You do Yahoo! and you do rock!

    - Zach and Nick’s friend from India.

  • Former employee of MM&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 6:27 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.

  • 山本@ã‚·ãƒ�&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 6:28 am

    Yahoo!、del.icio.usを買収

    ソーシャルブックマークサービスの代表とも言える存在であるdel.icio.usã‚’…

  • Canned !! -- my Atropine&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 6:40 am

    del.icio.us Yahoo!!

    In a not so surprising move, the popular social networking tool to share ones favourite URLs, del.icio.us, has joined Flickr Upcoming.org as recent Yahoo! purchases into the social networking arena!! A post by founder Joshua Schachter re…

  • Anonymous Coward&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 6:48 am

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

    Dang.

  • LordRich&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 7:11 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!

  • Andreas's Blog&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 7:27 am

    Freie Software ist die Grundlage der neuen Internetökonomie

    Yahoo hat del.icio.us gekauft. Gehört das auch zu Web 2.0?Zumindest scheint das der Weg, wie Startups heute funktionieren bzw finanziert werden. Man sucht sich einen Investor, der sein Geld dadurch zurückbekommt, dass das Unternehmen bei Erfolg von je

  • Andreas's Blog&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 7:27 am

    Freie Software ist die Grundlage der neuen Internetökonomie

    Yahoo hat del.icio.us gekauft. Gehört das auch zu Web 2.0?Zumindest scheint das der Weg, wie Startups heute funktionieren bzw finanziert werden. Man sucht sich einen Investor, der sein Geld dadurch zurückbekommt, dass das Unternehmen bei Erfolg von je

  • Noam Samuel&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 7:31 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.

  • Quick Online Tips&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 8:03 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

  • jenett.&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 8:18 am

    Get yer quick riches here folks….

    I’m pleased to announce that as of this morning, this blog is not A Yahoo! Company, though apparently, del.icio.us is. Buy it all…

  • jenett.&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 8:18 am

    Get yer quick riches here folks….

    I’m pleased to announce that as of this morning, this blog is not A Yahoo! Company, though apparently, del.icio.us is. Buy it all…

  • cygweb&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 8:19 am

    Yahoo! del.icio.us

    Yahoo! has made some prescient purchases lately. Adding Flickr to the fold was neat, but questionable given Yahoo!’s own photo-sharing service. But their acquisition of del.icio.us brings a lot of utility to the table that I don’t think Yahoo!’s had…

  • Lakattack&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 8:27 am

    yahoo buys delicious

    ‘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…

  • Lakattack&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 8:27 am

    yahoo buys delicious

    ‘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…

  • jenett.&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 8:41 am

    Get yer quick riches here folks….

    I’m pleased to announce that as of this morning, this blog is not A Yahoo! Company, though apparently, del.icio.us is. Buy it all…

  • jenett.&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 8:45 am

    Get yer quick riches here folks….

    I’m pleased to announce that as of this morning, this blog is not A Yahoo! Company, though apparently, del.icio.us is (via

  • Denis au fil du web 2.0&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 8:45 am

    del.icio.us vendu à Yahoo!

    L’info est sur le blog de del.icio.us & sur le blog search de Yahoo!. Une des initiatives phare de ce qui fait le web2.0 rejoint le plus gros portail US.

    Les 300.000 utilisateurs (indexeurs, catalogueurs) du service vont-ils devoir créer un…

  • Mikey's blog&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 9:00 am

    Y.ah.oo goes tagging!

    First Flickr, now del.icio.us is also part of the Yahoo family. Of course there’s been a whole debate about whether this is a good thing or not, but one thing you cannot deny: Yahoo supports the tagged internet.

    Here’s the announcement!

    We’re proud to

  • Mikey's blog&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 9:00 am

    Y.ah.oo goes tagging!

    First Flickr, now del.icio.us is also part of the Yahoo family. Of course there’s been a whole debate about whether this is a good thing or not, but one thing you cannot deny: Yahoo supports the tagged internet.

    Here’s the announcement!

    We’re proud to

  • Hellp&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 9:36 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.

  • Anil&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 9:55 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.

  • Debajit&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 10:00 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)

  • Pradeep&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 10:18 am

    Hi,

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

    Rgds, PK

  • Presse-citron&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 10:19 am

    Tiens, Yahoo a racheté del.icio.us

    Je vous livre l’info brute de décoffrage : après le rachat de Flickr, Yahoo continue à faire son marché dans les start-ups Web 2.0 et viendrait de s’offrir del.icio.us….

  • ycc2106&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 10:22 am

    What’s your Preferred Social bookmark manager?

    http://quimble.com/poll/view_poll/224

    Clipmarks is a head for the moment…

  • Hazelip&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 10:26 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.

  • Sell To Japan æ—¥æœ&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 10:29 am

    y.ah.oo! buys del.icio.us

    http://blog.del.icio.us/blog/2005/12/yahoo.html

    なる。ほど。そこへ。行き。ますか,Yahooは。

    とすると,いずれ日本語版 del.icio.us とか出てくるのですかね? となると,は
    てなさんとの競争になりますかね。見ものです。…

  • Civility in Public Discou&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 10:34 am

    BEAST FOOD; COOL.

    So, about a week after I finally started paying attention to del.icio.us, Yahoo bought it. This comes hot on the heels of Yahoo buying Flickr and Upcoming.org, and of eBay’s rather odd purchase of Skype. It seems clear that Yahoo,…

  • querdenker&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 10:43 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

  • Hazelip&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 11:06 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.

  • manu&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 11:07 am

    Congratulations guys!!!

  • andrés&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 11:09 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.

  • obo&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 11:12 am

    did someone say congrats yet?

  • jenett.&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 11:14 am

    Get yer quick riches here folks….

    I’m pleased to announce that as of this morning, this blog is not A Yahoo! Company, though apparently, del.icio.us is (via

  • intradink&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 11:27 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.

  • intradink&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 11:27 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.

  • intradink&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 11:35 am

    del.icio.us RIP

    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…

  • Devlin Palmer&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 11:40 am

    Why is this a good thing?

  • sashko&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 11:52 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.

  • Bob Wyman&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 11:53 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

  • sebah&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 12:00 pm

    congratulations. best wishes d.i.u.

  • Bitacora de Diego Lopez d&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 12:07 pm

    Yahoo compra del.icio.us

    Yahoo acaba de adquirir el servicio de “Favoritos” on-line del.icio.us. Para los que no conozcan del.icio.us, este servicio permite almacenar on-line listas de favoritos como por ejemplo tus enlaces favoritos o Bookmarks de navegación, listados de músi…

  • joshua&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 12:15 pm

    intradink –

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

  • Hazelip&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 12:16 pm

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

  • O Danny Boy&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 12:21 pm

    Web Services and Their Users

    I’ve been reading with wonder and fascination the comments about Yahoo buying del.icio.us. So many of the del.icio.us users seem to feel that because they used the service (f…

  • Easton Ellsworth&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 12:22 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.

  • intradink&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 12:25 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.

  • Jonathan&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 12:26 pm

    Don’t change too much, the site is great the way it is. Easy to use and very functional.

    -Jonathan

    http://philoneist.com

  • Tony Hirst&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 12:29 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))..

  • Jakob&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 12:29 pm

    Yahoo is evil. So are you!

  • Me&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 12:44 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.

  • Daniel Neamu Weblog&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 1:25 pm

    Delicious Year End for Yahoo!

    Yahoo! is making itself an amazing Christmas present, ending the year in style. After buying flickr.com earlier this year, it seems that the next aquisition for Yahoo is del.icio.us.Thats funny cause I was in a point where I was about to cho

  • 7610&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 1:28 pm

    Yahoo is gobbling up companies

    Yahoo keeps acquiring companies. The latest is del.icio.us.

  • Trebor Scholz&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 1:30 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!

  • Ahmad Humeid&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 1:33 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.

  • Ilgaz&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 1:36 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!

  • Uri Goldstein&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 1:42 pm

    del.icio.us bought by Yahoo!

  • Clear Night Sky&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 1:52 pm

    Yahoo! bought del.icio.us

    The del.icio.us blog announced that del.icio.us has been acquired by Yahoo! This follows Yahoo’s acquisition of Flickr earlier this year. It appears the GYM fight (Google, Yahoo, Microsoft) will continue as each player gobbles up smaller innov

  • Jayber Residuals&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 1:55 pm

    Yahoo buys del.icio.us

    Yahoo buys del.icio.us….

  • research/techkwondo&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 2:20 pm

    y.ah.oo

    What does it mean that yahoo has wrapped del.icio.us into its media cocktail?
    While I wouldn’t presume to have any special insight into what it means when del.icio.us and the other properties are mixed in the same stew, I might suggest that del.icio.us is

  • research/techkwondo&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 2:20 pm

    y.ah.oo

    What does it mean that yahoo has wrapped del.icio.us into its media cocktail?
    While I wouldn’t presume to have any special insight into what it means when del.icio.us and the other properties are mixed in the same stew, I might suggest that del.icio.us is

  • Anon&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 2:34 pm

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

  • E-commerce Business Hosti&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 2:38 pm

    Wow, Good to know.

  • Secure Business Hosting&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 2:41 pm

    Great news!!

  • Benoit Brookens&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 2:42 pm

    Congrats

  • Julian bleecker&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 2:44 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.

  • Pere Rosales&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 2:45 pm

    Congratulations!! both Joshua and Yahoo.

  • Benoit Brookens&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 2:53 pm

    Way to go YAHOO!!!

  • Andy&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 2:54 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.

  • BusinessBlogWire&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 2:56 pm

    Business Blogs Watch As Yahoo! Buys Delicious

    Whenever I think of a possible post topic, I worry about the question, So what? Especially, So what for business blogging and business bloggers? Such preoccupation helps me, I think, to talk about news that’s especia…

  • José Serralde&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 2:56 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?

  • Ari Paparo Dot Com&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 4:03 pm

    Getting it Right

    Congratulations to Josh on the del.ico.us acquisition. Yahoo will make a great partner for the bookmarking service. Now a little…

  • Ari Paparo Dot Com&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 4:10 pm

    Getting it Right

    Congratulations to Josh on the del.ico.us acquisition. Yahoo will make a great partner for the bookmarking service. Now a little…

  • Luc Vanden Abeele&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 4:45 pm

    YES !!

  • PIzzetta&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 4:48 pm

    i’ve moved my bookmarks to another server

    de.lirio.us sorry guys …..

  • Jorge&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 4:55 pm

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

  • veggie&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 6:12 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.

  • Plop&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 6:22 pm

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

  • Michael Hall&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 6:38 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.

  • Marcel&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 6:41 pm

    I am absolutely not surprised. Congradulations !!

  • no no no&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 6:43 pm

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! DON’T!!!!!

    Yahoo has definitely no potential to change the web.

  • danhash&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 6:52 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

  • lazygeek.net&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 7:03 pm

    y.ah.o.o buys del.icio.us

    Yet again, Yahoo shows its love for Web 2.0 or is it because Google is already a Web 2.0 giant. Whatsoever, the lovely lovely folksonomy site, del.icio.us was bought by Yahoo. At first it was the photo revloutionary Flickr and…

  • Jozef Imrich&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 7:04 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 ;-)

  • Bibi&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 7:13 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!

  • jeff hester.net&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 7:19 pm

    y.ah.oo! gets del.icio.us

    Yahoo! is seriously underrated. While Google steals the media thunder, Yahoo keeps plugging away, making really smart acquisitions along the way. Earlier this year Yahoo acquired my favorite photo-sharing site, Flickr. They acquired the smart Upcoming….

  • Ad&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 7:20 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

  • Bbaaxx&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 7:52 pm

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

    LFB

  • torpod.com&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 8:37 pm

    visit

    http://www.torPod.com

    for iPod video torrents

    enjoy :)

  • A McMahon&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 9:00 pm

    Anyone know of another good community bookmark?

  • sad_delicious_user&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 9:31 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.

  • Orest YWG&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 11:18 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.

  • BabyBlog&hellip  |  Dec 10 2005 at 11:43 pm

    Go Baby Go

  • Savetheinternet&hellip  |  Dec 11 2005 at 1:36 am

    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!).

  • ranvier&hellip  |  Dec 11 2005 at 2:22 am

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

  • abe&hellip  |  Dec 11 2005 at 2:35 am

    @renvier

    same question with me! should we? ^_^

  • DavidB&hellip  |  Dec 11 2005 at 2:54 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.

  • FataL&hellip  |  Dec 11 2005 at 3:22 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…

  • obsesif&hellip  |  Dec 11 2005 at 3:44 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…

  • aurelian&hellip  |  Dec 11 2005 at 4:34 am

    Congratulations!

  • Saidadom&hellip  |  Dec 11 2005 at 4:56 am

    Great deal, congratulations.

    But I don’t know if you will stay motivated.

  • whoever&hellip  |  Dec 11 2005 at 5:33 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.

  • roxomatic&hellip  |  Dec 11 2005 at 6:58 am

    Ya.hool.icio.us

    Wir haben es alle gehört, entweder da (early spreader), da (aus eigenem Munde) oder da (wo es einen lesenwerten Hinweis auf das neue Flickr-Anmeldung via Yahoo gibt).

    Zu den Bedenkenträgern zähle ich mich ebenso wie Nico Lumma seh…

  • bytebeat&hellip  |  Dec 11 2005 at 7:39 am

    nocomment:

    Yahoo ‘helped jail China writer’

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4221538.stm

  • Muthu Online&hellip  |  Dec 11 2005 at 7:52 am

    Good show guys!

  • JOhn Goe&hellip  |  Dec 11 2005 at 8:13 am

    Congrats for del.icio.us+ yahoo

  • mota lohan&hellip  |  Dec 11 2005 at 8:15 am

    Goole vs Yahoo Blog battle has began…

  • bpmp blog&hellip  |  Dec 11 2005 at 8:40 am

    y.ah.oo!

    del.icio.us: y.ah.oo! We’re proud to ann…

  • Shriram Shivakumar&hellip  |  Dec 11 2005 at 8:56 am

    Congratulations!

  • pcouv&hellip  |  Dec 11 2005 at 9:45 am

    I´ve also just started with this and it seems I’ ll have to erase everything and stop here!!!!

    f%”$ Yahoo!!!

    “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.” I agreed! I really dislike Yahoo and their practices.

    f%”$ Yahoo!!!

  • max khesin&hellip  |  Dec 11 2005 at 9:57 am

    Ok, I know this is a bit about me (feel free to ignore), but here is a take on the merger:

    http://pythonzweb.blogspot.com/2005/12/yahoolicious-and-me.html

  • max khesin&hellip  |  Dec 11 2005 at 9:58 am

    Ok, I know this is a bit about me (feel free to ignore), but here is a take on the merger:

    http://pythonzweb.blogspot.com/2005/12/yahoolicious-and-me.html.

    Congrats, Joshua!

  • return&hellip  |  Dec 11 2005 at 10:12 am

    damn! Yahoo sure has taste in buying and hiring, flickr, tom coates, del.icio.us, congratulations, snif! Just moved all my stuff to simpy, just in case. It’s a very sad they for all our punk souls.

  • Ilgaz&hellip  |  Dec 11 2005 at 10:23 am

    One guy says Konfubulator bought by Yahoo is a bad thing. Come on man, Apple STOLE THEIR INVENTION (no stone age examples please), they did an amazing favor to community of BOTH operating systems (win32 and OS X prior to 10.4) buying such a good coded application and providing it free.

    If there are people here saying sh*t about Konfubulator purchase even, I say don’t give a sh*t to comments!

    I am happy as a user of yahoo since ’95 or ’94. I have never seen anything they do bad. As I said before, Yahoo is the best deal!

  • Water Cooler Blog&hellip  |  Dec 11 2005 at 10:28 am

    社内ソーシャルブックマーク

    自分と同じような興味を持つ人とブックマーク(お気に入り)を共有できると便利だろうなということで、過去にも「オンライン上でブックマークを共有しましょう」というサービスがいくつか存在しました。 私もいくつかオンラインのブックマークを使ってみました。しかし、どれも今一つで使い続けたものはなかったのですが、最近は del.icio.us をもっぱら使っております。 del.icio.us を知った当初は、オンラインブックマークの一つだろうと思い、そのサービスの本質というのをよく理解しておりませんでした。3ヶ…

  • halayabahala&hellip  |  Dec 11 2005 at 10:29 am

    keep it real..Congrats..

  • Ilgaz&hellip  |  Dec 11 2005 at 10:29 am

    I just wonder for sake of ethics. People even giving example of China (while Google practices cencor to them in results) has connection (adwords $$$) with Google?

    Google censors whole 1 billion+ countries results, they practiced censor about scientology before and someone comes up with some jerk doing spy like stuff and getting jailed.

    Every IP on Internet are monitored and there is NOT A SINGLE site offering pure anonymity. Try to setup a Al Queda site in USA and see what happens!

    Gee man.

  • Water Cooler Blog&hellip  |  Dec 11 2005 at 10:31 am

    社内ソーシャルブックマーク

    自分と同じような興味を持つ人とブックマーク(お気に入り)を共有できると便利だろうなということで、過去にも「オンライン上でブックマークを共有しましょう」というサービスがいくつか存在しました。 私もいくつかオンラインのブックマークを使ってみました。しかし、どれも今一つで使い続けたものはなかったのですが、最近は del.icio.us をもっぱら使っております。 del.icio.us を知った当初は、オンラインブックマークの一つだろうと思い、そのサービスの本質というのをよく理解しておりませんでした。3ヶ…

  • Ilgaz&hellip  |  Dec 11 2005 at 10:37 am

    I can’t stand to misinformation so sorry for flood like.

    Google did NOT invent a single thing except popularity based search which is totally ruined by spammer sites.

    Online bookmarking? http://bookmarks.yahoo.com

    Del.icio.us invented “social” bookmarking. They could simply steal the service as it’s not patented or something. They ethically acquired it while Apple like giants steal $20 shareware programs offering as “invention”

    Maps? http://maps.yahoo.com

    Mail? they acquired rocketmail instead of coding their own since it was amazing from start

    Simple search page? It was ALWAYS there, http://search.yahoo.com

    The famous Google earth is in fact “Keyhole”. Coded by a company having documented (and not hidden) ties with CIA!

    Check http://archive.org to see.

    Joshua, while reading comments just ask yourself one question. “How many are those flamers would donate $5 if you got into bandwidth $$$ crisis?”

    Keep head up for trolls!

  • ppl&hellip  |  Dec 11 2005 at 10:57 am

    it zukz, bad news.

  • The Life of Brian&hellip  |  Dec 11 2005 at 2:15 pm

    Del.icio.us & Yahoo!

    So, I’m really starting to consider myself psychic. I was talking to someone at Yahoo! last week about social bookmarking sites, and said “wouldn’t it be great if Yahoo! had its own like Del.icio.us?” What happens the next day? Yahoo…

  • The Life of Brian&hellip  |  Dec 11 2005 at 2:15 pm

    Del.icio.us & Yahoo!

    So, I’m really starting to consider myself psychic. I was talking to someone at Yahoo! last week about social bookmarking sites, and said “wouldn’t it be great if Yahoo! had its own like Del.icio.us?” What happens the next day? Yahoo…

  • WD Milner&hellip  |  Dec 11 2005 at 3:38 pm

    Oh well. It was nice while it lasted. I wonder how long it will take Yahoo to ruin *this* acquisition?

  • jorge vargas&hellip  |  Dec 11 2005 at 3:52 pm

    i just hope, i don’t have to login to yahoo to get this, I try to run away from their portal it’s messy and troublesome.

  • Tijd&hellip  |  Dec 11 2005 at 4:15 pm

    First Flickr, now delicious. Yahoo sure knows what to buy.

  • Weiran&hellip  |  Dec 11 2005 at 4:55 pm

    I’m pretty sure Yahoo learned their lesson with Geocities. Flick and del.icio.us, I’m looking forward to it :).

  • Rex Chung&hellip  |  Dec 11 2005 at 5:27 pm

    I’ve been waiting for this day for a long time!

    I hope delicious will start to take off now. It is pretty obvious yahoo web2.0 beta didn’t take off :)

  • digital_kevin&hellip  |  Dec 11 2005 at 6:05 pm

    i can understand your financial needs and this is good for you. del.icio.us was a great project. i just don’t know if it will be in the future. but i’m hoping… i’m a bit less diplomatic about the news here: http://realdigirev.blogspot.com/2005/12/all-your-tags-are-belong-to-yahoo-now.html

  • Tom Garner&hellip  |  Dec 11 2005 at 6:40 pm

    Yes it’s a big well done from me although i always thought Google would come in first.

  • Jon Wright&hellip  |  Dec 11 2005 at 6:42 pm

    Well it’s good news I guess, just hope Yahoo don’t ruin it.

  • Tomauto&hellip  |  Dec 11 2005 at 6:44 pm

    Well done just keep it ad free or i’m outta here.

  • JDWW&hellip  |  Dec 11 2005 at 6:46 pm

    Oh well time to start another project.

  • Sherwin Techico&hellip  |  Dec 11 2005 at 7:00 pm

    Congrats Joshua! Hope the future brings great improvements.

  • Barry&hellip  |  Dec 11 2005 at 7:10 pm

    Those jerks won’t pay you living, dude.

    They just want every thing free while they are making money everyday.

    Good job. You guys deserver the fortune.

  • Allandaros&hellip  |  Dec 11 2005 at 7:21 pm

    IF: del.icio.us remains untouched – users.set_status(“happy”);

    IF: del.icio.us becomes Yahooified – users.set_status(“moving to de.lirio.us”);

    Don’t botch this one up.

  • my_blog&hellip  |  Dec 11 2005 at 8:02 pm

    del.icio.us acquired by Yahoo!

    Quite a buzz about Yahoo!’s recent web 2.0 acquistion has been announced last Friday – both by Yahoo! as well as from del.icio.us.With focus to one of the two VCs having been invested in del.icio.us this is just another trade…

  • my_blog&hellip  |  Dec 11 2005 at 8:04 pm

    del.icio.us acquired by Yahoo!

    Quite a buzz after Yahoo!’s recent web 2.0 acquistion has been announced last Friday – both by Yahoo! and del.icio.us.With focus to one of the two VCs having been invested in del.icio.us this is just another trade sale to Yahoo!….

  • Javier Tadefa&hellip  |  Dec 11 2005 at 10:35 pm

    Congrats on the move to Yahoo! Many changes have taken place in 2005 in regards to search engine companies and internet marketing. It seems like Google, Yahoo!, and Ask Jeeves are competiting to stay at the top. Has anyone been watching the pixel-buying craze? People are actually selling pixels on their websites for placement of permanent advertisements. Sites like http://www.milliondollarcouple.com are becoming very popular.

  • Tdot&hellip  |  Dec 11 2005 at 11:07 pm

    It is unquestionable a big economical success after two years of development on this social bookmarking service with a fast growing user community. But what will happen after del.icio.us was bought by Yahoo? Will our bookmarks be used for user-specific ads or as part of Yahoo’s business model to increase the profits?

    Some thoughts about it at:

    http://tdot.blog-city.com/yahoo_delicious.htm

  • arun.T&hellip  |  Dec 11 2005 at 11:34 pm

    Yahoo’s myweb2 was same as del.icio.us failed to click . They tried to crush del.icio.us at first using myweb2.

  • Larry Nelson&hellip  |  Dec 11 2005 at 11:52 pm

    This is super. I can’t help but wonder if this was the plan or devine intervention.

  • Engineering Patterns&hellip  |  Dec 12 2005 at 12:05 am

    Communities as Brands

    I guess I shouldn’t be so surprised to read so many negative reactions to Yahoo’s acquisition of del.icio.us. If anything, Yahoo has validated the importance of community driven web service…

  • Engineering Patterns&hellip  |  Dec 12 2005 at 12:12 am

    Communities as Brands

    I guess I shouldn’t be surprised to read so many negative reactions to Yahoo’s acquisition of del.icio.us. I can understand that people are wary of what will become of del.icio.us’ bookmark…

  • david&hellip  |  Dec 12 2005 at 12:26 am

    :(

  • Who's 0n First&hellip  |  Dec 12 2005 at 12:48 am

    Yahoo! del.icio.us

    …com/”>Flickr la comunidad de fotos fué a por una de las conocidas web 2.0 del.icio.us un sitio muy similar a un Bookmarks on line en realidad una comunidad de links siempre en crecimiento…

  • Peter&hellip  |  Dec 12 2005 at 1:49 am

    Great:

    http://www.rsf.org/article.php3?id_article=14884

  • k-mrkt&hellip  |  Dec 12 2005 at 2:40 am

    Länkar från 2005-12-10

    del.icio.us: y.ah.oo! Yahoo! har köpt del.icio.us. (tags: del.icio.us yahoo) Download Google Earth For Mac OS X! Äntligen. Skönt. (tags:…

  • Michiel&hellip  |  Dec 12 2005 at 3:14 am

    Congrats, Joshua!

    The comments seem to be divided between hearty congratulations and ‘yahoo sucks’. I must say when yahoo acquired flickr I was a bit unsettled but so far they’ve done OK (yes, people are forced to use yahoo login. Poor you, soooo inconvenient).

    I’ll keep an eye out for ads and ‘my yahoo’ additions which would suck and make me leave, but otherwise: Go Del.icio.us!

  • Ronald Johnson&hellip  |  Dec 12 2005 at 3:59 am

    Some lessons to learn here:

    1- Never trust a startup service to store your important data no matter how the owner seems honest to you. Sooner or later he/she will run away with the money and YOUR data.

    2- Never trust a corporate entity to continue storing your important data. Now that they stole your data, you are subjected to the user-specific ads and they abuse you no matter how strong you cry.

    3- Never act like a fanboy on services you don\’t trust. Instead, invest your time and knowledge on open source projects to ensure your efforts are never sold to third party evils.

  • tuf&hellip  |  Dec 12 2005 at 5:00 am

    hope that it’ll have no big change

  • Corporate 1, Innovation 0&hellip  |  Dec 12 2005 at 5:04 am

    You could have been a contender! del.icio.us *was* my landing page on the net.

  • dave&hellip  |  Dec 12 2005 at 5:24 am

    please please please don’t screw it up, like you have done for flickr

  • Simon Roe&hellip  |  Dec 12 2005 at 5:56 am

    Does anyone know of a bookmarking service I can use now? I want to have time to test something else before I’m forced to sign up to yahoo.

  • kevin callender&hellip  |  Dec 12 2005 at 6:55 am

    congratulations, look forward to seeing a quicker and better integrated service

  • Del&hellip  |  Dec 12 2005 at 7:06 am

    Congrats!

    Del.Dave

  • aba&hellip  |  Dec 12 2005 at 7:29 am

    Will del.icio.us become crap (with ads everywhere, censorship, …) ? I hope not

  • aba&hellip  |  Dec 12 2005 at 7:32 am

    Will del.icio.us become crap (with ads everywhere, censorship, …) ? I hope no…

    Congratulations guys

  • John&hellip  |  Dec 12 2005 at 9:06 am

    Well done – you’ve made it. I just hope they don’t screw it up and make us all get sodding Yahoo accounts.

  • Genuine VC&hellip  |  Dec 12 2005 at 9:18 am

    The Search for Delicious Bookmarking Revenue

    The news on Friday about Yahoo acquiring del.icio.us is spreading throughout the Blogosphere. Of course, many congratulations go to Joshua, Union Sq. Ventures, Yahoo, and everyone involved. I am sure that many bloggers will have their own interpretatio…

  • Damien&hellip  |  Dec 12 2005 at 9:22 am

    If Yahoo sucks your blood until you dry up, another similar service will grow independently – that’s darwin law!

    Best wishes fot the wedding, don’t sell your soul, c-ya!

    Damien

  • Mohammad Sadegh&hellip  |  Dec 12 2005 at 9:23 am

    Hi

    May i have some scientific link to my blog?

    my blog is about mathematics that contain farsi text and translated test to french and English.

    My blog Address: http://mathcom.blogfa.com

  • FerN&hellip  |  Dec 12 2005 at 9:51 am

    This huge amount of comments won’t keep me away of doing it by myself.

    Congratulations. Your service is one of those satisfactions on the web.

  • Case&hellip  |  Dec 12 2005 at 11:50 am

    Well, yet another one joins the machine. Well done, Josh. Go buy that ferrari.

  • Carla&hellip  |  Dec 12 2005 at 1:37 pm

    I hope things don’t change around here…

  • Wyclif&hellip  |  Dec 12 2005 at 1:48 pm

    If you’re concerned about Yahoo!’s ability to keep it real, consider this post from today over at The Web Standards Project:

    http://webstandards.org/buzz/archive/2005_12.html#a000596

    ::: Most professional web developers understand why browser sniffing sucks, and have long since moved on to more robust techniques like object or property testing to make their sites degrade gracefully in less-capable user agents. But apparently Yahoo! Music didn’t get the memo: their site still sniffs browsers, urging Firefox users on Windows to ‘upgrade’ to Netscape 7.1 or higher (actually a downgrade, since Netscape 7.1 uses an older version of the Gecko rendering engine than does Firefox 1.x) when one tries to watch a video. Visit Yahoo! music on a Mac, and the situation is even grimmer: Yahoo! music requires Netscape Communicator 4.7 for Mac viewing.

    Upgraded your browser (or OS — Communicator 4.x only runs on the long-deprecated OS 9) recently? No video for you!

    Lame. :::

    It’s obvious to me that Yahoo! still doesn’t get it. Reading the above post confirms that impression. They’re busy buying hot properties and Yahoofying them. Yahoo! Music is a good example of a dot-com company trying to make the transition to a Web 2.0 company without respecting user data or UIs. Terrible.

  • Juna Duncan&hellip  |  Dec 12 2005 at 2:24 pm

    Congratulations. I don’t really know what you guys do. I guess I will have to read up on it. But I heard about Yahoo, its got to be a good thing. Lucky!!

  • dunxd&hellip  |  Dec 12 2005 at 3:04 pm

    So where’s the payback for all of us storing stuff on del.icio.us, who are now not only “social bookmarking” but building a big database of “the most important” websites for Yahoo! I’m happy your getting paid for your hard work, but what del.icio.us means has changed with its purchase by a web behemouth. There is no kidding ourselves that this is social bookmarking for society anymore. It is social bookmarking for Yahoo!s profits. Ah well – thanks for the meme!

  • sybreghost&hellip  |  Dec 12 2005 at 3:58 pm

    Great, now we’re going to have to put up with annoying ads all over the place and have to get Yahoo! accounts to log in as well probably. Congratulations though Joshua, the hard work of you and your team has paid off.

    I truly hope that Yahoo! does not butcher Del.icio.us – after all it really belongs to the Internet community.

  • Mohammad Sadegh&hellip  |  Dec 12 2005 at 5:58 pm

    Here is great. I have a blog about scientific solutions. We publish it in persian/english/french language. who want to buy it?

    please email me…

  • Mohammad Sadegh&hellip  |  Dec 12 2005 at 6:01 pm

    Please join us

    http://mathcom.blogfa.com

    iranmath@gmail.com

  • Mohammad Sadegh&hellip  |  Dec 12 2005 at 6:44 pm

    I found the great problem in all website that contains links.

    http://mathcom.blogfa.com

  • Hazelip&hellip  |  Dec 12 2005 at 6:52 pm

    For those of you concerned about how your data (for the record, I’m not really sure how bookmarks can really be considered “your” data…your efforts, sure, but data..?) can be used by others for personal profit, check out the history of the CDDB.

  • TeoZilla&hellip  |  Dec 12 2005 at 8:57 pm

    First Flickr, now Del.icio.us! What next? Seriously, Congratulations! Yahoo has handled Flickr pretty well, I hope they do likewise here.

  • hens&hellip  |  Dec 13 2005 at 12:17 am

    congratulations. yahoo can provide more options and funding,… but never forget your roots. becuase it is sucha great product, that is why people are providing such passionate responses,… whether for or against your move.

  • naomi&hellip  |  Dec 13 2005 at 8:37 am

    It was bound to happen sometime and Yahoo certainly seem to know what to buy at the moment. I don’t think it’s so bad – it will certainly give the omnipresent Google a run for their money.

  • naomi&hellip  |  Dec 13 2005 at 8:40 am

    I forgot to say congratulations! It’s people like you that make the wonderweb great!!

  • z&hellip  |  Dec 13 2005 at 10:36 am

    congrats! seems American dream live and well!

  • Kappa&hellip  |  Dec 13 2005 at 12:45 pm

    Yahoo compra del.icio.us

  • mikel.org | Michael Boyle&hellip  |  Dec 13 2005 at 1:52 pm

    Another big piece of news

    in the last few days was the acquisition of del.icio.us by Yahoo! that was announced on Friday….

  • Traveler&hellip  |  Dec 13 2005 at 5:18 pm

    NICE!!!

  • Clair&hellip  |  Dec 13 2005 at 8:53 pm

    Hey have you guys seen this…They are giving $100.00 for every Blog post you make for them on different blogs. I’ve posted about 7 already! The faster we help them get to $1,000,000.00 the faster we get our money! http://www.milliondollarcouple.com/

  • Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage&hellip  |  Dec 13 2005 at 9:21 pm

    Echo Chambers and Redefining Success

  • Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage&hellip  |  Dec 13 2005 at 9:23 pm

    Echo Chambers and Redefining Success

  • Dan&hellip  |  Dec 13 2005 at 9:48 pm

    Good news for you guys, but REALLY bad news for the rest of us. Pity.

  • joga&hellip  |  Dec 13 2005 at 10:07 pm

    the NYT cares about del.icio.us

    The buzz is everywhere about yahoos acquisition of del.icio.us. No surprise there. But, eating my bagel, cream cheese, and lox and drinking my coffee regular at the corner cafe this morning, finding a story about it in the Business Day…

  • Knut Nägele&hellip  |  Dec 13 2005 at 10:29 pm

    Congratulations from me as well. Hope you will keep up the good work.

  • feusl&hellip  |  Dec 14 2005 at 2:45 am

    System error

    error: Can’t call method “prepare” on an undefined value at /www/del.icio.us/comp/user/get line 13.

    context:

    9: my $usedb = ‘master’;

    10: my $ret;

    11:

    12: if (!$auth_user) { $usedb = ‘user’ }

    13: if (!exists ($db->{$usedb})) { $usedb = ‘master’ }

    14: $user_name_q->{$usedb} = $db->{$usedb}->prepare(‘select * from users where user_name = ?’);

    15: my $query = $user_name_q->{$usedb};

    16: $query->execute(lc($user_name));

    17:

    code stack: /www/del.icio.us/comp/user/get:13

    /www/del.icio.us/site/inbox/dhandler:69

    /www/del.icio.us/site/autohandler:110

  • pecus&hellip  |  Dec 14 2005 at 4:28 am

    Congratulations Joshua. I don’t think Yahoo will ruin your work. Rather, you can very well improve their!

  • All things Bru&hellip  |  Dec 14 2005 at 4:35 am

    Yahoo and del.icio.us

    I’m so glad you guys at Yahoo keep on sponsorizing cool web2.0 projects like Flickr and, now, del.icio.us. …but please don’t break the API! # curl -s -u bru:$password http://del.icio.us/api/posts/recent?count=10 [...] Can’t call method prepare&…

  • Marinda Stuiver&hellip  |  Dec 14 2005 at 4:56 am

    Ok so where do we bookmark now???

    I clicked on some del.icio.us links and all I get is:

    error: Can’t call method “prepare” on an undefined value at /www/del.icio.us/site/login line 86.

    context:

    82: # todo: is $forgot now vestigial? search for other things that use it.

    83:

    84: my $noui = $r->pnotes(‘noui’);

    85: if ($extended) { $notes = $extended }

    86:

    87: $user_q ||= $dbh->prepare( ‘select password from users where user_name = ?’);

    88: my $message;

    89: if ($forgot) {

    90: $message = $m->comp(‘/_comp/forgot_password’, dbh => $dbh, user_name => $user_name);

    code stack: /www/del.icio.us/site/login:86

    /www/del.icio.us/site/autohandler:110

    raw error

  • Srinivas Rao.M&hellip  |  Dec 14 2005 at 5:20 am

    Yes, Its a great news. The way we use the internet for sharing information and keeping in touch with people is going to get revolutionised.

    Great news guys. Keep up the good work.

  • atm&hellip  |  Dec 14 2005 at 5:24 am

    Yahoo broke del.icio.us!!!

  • crazy&hellip  |  Dec 14 2005 at 5:30 am

    is it the beginning of a huge nightmare ?

  • Mohammad Sadegh&hellip  |  Dec 14 2005 at 5:41 am

    Hi

    What’s math & computer. for ask to this question

    please join us

    http://mathcom.blogfa.com

  • Julien&hellip  |  Dec 14 2005 at 5:41 am

    Hey !!! What’s happening with tagroll and other stuff ??? It doesn’t seems to work anymore !!!!

    Please, help us !!!

  • Pete Cole's WebLog&hellip  |  Dec 14 2005 at 5:56 am

    Measuring success

  • Frank Altpeter&hellip  |  Dec 14 2005 at 6:53 am

    First, Yahoo! takes over del.icio.us, and now the system is b0rked – what a coincidence (?)

  • technician&hellip  |  Dec 14 2005 at 6:57 am

    YOUNG CHILDREN HAVE BEAUTIFUL FEET

  • joshua&hellip  |  Dec 14 2005 at 7:46 am

    This is the aftermath of a datacenter-wide power failure. We’re bringing stuff up as fast as possible right now.

  • Philipp Keller&hellip  |  Dec 14 2005 at 8:01 am

    Yeah. This datacenter failure is a very very bad coincidence..

  • mersenne twister&hellip  |  Dec 14 2005 at 8:31 am

    i agree with the consensus here, in this world of economic tyranny called capitalism, no one can stand in front of the giants. when the guys with the suits and sunglasses come with milliondollars in their bags, it’s hard to refuse them. del.icio.us is/was a tool that gave hope to me for a better life. Last 6 months or so have seen me trying to get everyone to use del.icio.us and explain how wonderful a thing it is, or how the web2.0 democracy is going to change social life and maybe one day help us bring the corporations down..

    this is a significant battle that’s lost, it has once again shattered our dreams that a world without money, or a world of total democracy, a world without ads, a world without guys in suits enjoying in their yachts is possible.. apart from that, i really don’t care if there’s ads or yahoo logins or whatever, i don’t click ads anyways, the important part is once again a major company has checkmated a smaller company into being bought. I don’t think there’s any other move other than accepting to be bought in this position.

    Well, at least you could have submitted to Google! and not the antagonist!

  • Tobias&hellip  |  Dec 14 2005 at 8:36 am

    Hope that ther will be no big changes. getting commerical…

  • David Fletcher&hellip  |  Dec 14 2005 at 10:57 am

    I just hope that the same thing doesn’t happen here as happened with my Geocities account when Yahoo took it over 8 or 9 years ago. I lost my identity and the service changed tremendously.

  • dennis detroit&hellip  |  Dec 14 2005 at 11:30 am

    Wow, time to find a competing service. Anyone have any suggestions? Don’t forget Yahoo! has become evil ever since they acquire Overture. They account for about 20-25% of the revenue of some of the worst spyware vendors out there (Claria, 180, DirectRevenue-VX2)

    Not to mention their sick compliance with demands from the Chinese governemnt.

    Take your dirty money and run. Spend it before you get tainted!

  • Alena&hellip  |  Dec 14 2005 at 12:07 pm

    I really want to congratulate you, but it is difficult because I suspect Yahoo! is part of the Axis of Evil. Unfortunately, it seems that a Yahoo! takeover signals the beginning of the end for cool web stuff. At least Google would be a benevolent overlord.

  • Paradigma&hellip  |  Dec 14 2005 at 12:09 pm

    Новость дня: Yahoo! приобрел del.icio.us!

    Новость на блоге del.icio.us: Мы рады сообщить о том, что del.icio.us присоединился к семье Yahoo! Вместе мы продолжим совершенствовать способы, которые люди используют для поиска, запоминания и обмена информацией в Интернете, с большим акцентом на воз…

  • Dan&hellip  |  Dec 14 2005 at 2:20 pm

    Why must everything be owned by the big guys?

  • Czarina&hellip  |  Dec 14 2005 at 2:32 pm

    Yahoo NEEDS del.icio.us in order to have a little competitive edge over Google. Let’s be nice and let Yahoo have their corporate giant fun. YAHOOOO! I’d be annoyed if they started to introduce ads to del.icio.us, but hey del.icio.us is a free service to begin with. We shouldn’t complain so much.

  • Isa&hellip  |  Dec 14 2005 at 3:39 pm

    Too bad and terrible news… I am now exporting my bookmarks to my browser favs, just in case Del.icio.us starts displaying giant and horrible ads…

  • DYH&hellip  |  Dec 14 2005 at 4:17 pm

    Oh, no!

  • buranaby&hellip  |  Dec 14 2005 at 4:42 pm

    i get the feeling that Joshua is now just another yahoo employee. i sure hope he got stock options and pocked a few million. even though he will prob have to stay a employee of yahoo for a while. i remember when yahoo was paying a billion dollars for crap like broadcast.com – now they get dirtcheap prices on new and hot web properties. the real problem is that good services like this one cannot survive independantly – users dont want to pay OR see ADs, then wonder why a sellout to yahoo happens… yahoo can monetize this website fairly easy… it’s sad that yahoo grabs up these properties before they can fully mature. its scares the crap outta me that the web will be dominated by only a couple giant monopolies.

    yahoo just wants to track users across websites and services… who wants yahoo to track what they do on all these websites… what they post, etc. im sure yahoo contextual ads will be up very soon. yahoo has a way of pimping content to the extreme. look at their search – only 20% of the screen is search results, and how many of those are paid listings?

  • nani&hellip  |  Dec 14 2005 at 8:28 pm

    way to go, josh. you’ve come a long from riding hot wheels around the cul-de-sac. lol. long live harvard av.

  • Mike Lane&hellip  |  Dec 15 2005 at 1:54 am

    Bummer, big time bummer. These are the types of things you hate to see. Hopefully things won’t go to hell.

  • MobuzzTV&hellip  |  Dec 15 2005 at 2:58 am

    Paper Cartoonists on Brief Rampage

    News in brief: Yahoolicious purchase, Cowboy love, India´s Bean Town; Black Ink Monday; Paper speakers – nifty!

  • Susan&hellip  |  Dec 15 2005 at 3:42 am

    Indeed, great work, Congrats.

  • Tollie&hellip  |  Dec 15 2005 at 5:18 am

    (LOL at Steve’s comment)

    Hey guys, besides what they said about linking the ‘we got trouble’ page to this blog/status page, will ya remember to put the time of the update when you edit the post to say ‘Update:’ ? Just a simple (“7pm EST Update: keep your pants on”) type thing. Thanks.

  • mic&hellip  |  Dec 15 2005 at 6:38 am

    how much did you sell for??? well done…

  • Fred&hellip  |  Dec 15 2005 at 8:58 am

    A number of people have asked about alternative bookmark sites. Nobody has replied. Here’s one: sitebar.org – basic but open source, Firefox friendly, and runs on your own server if you like. I can’t vouch for it yet, but I’m going to check it out, just in case delicious starts to throw unwanted ads at me.

    Otherwise, lights.com has a list of alternatives: http://www.lights.com/pickalink/bookmarks/

    BTW I’m not allergic to Yahoo (I use their e-mail and My Yahoo for RSS feeds), just pro-diversity.

  • Dean Johnson&hellip  |  Dec 15 2005 at 9:43 am

    Your rich Bitch!

    Congrats Josh!

  • Peter, The Peter Files Bl&hellip  |  Dec 15 2005 at 1:27 pm

    Since I use Yahoo and SBC I see this as a good thing, as I am coming late into the whole tagging thing, but since my blog, http://thepeterfiles.blogspot.com, is a Google sponsored one, I kind of wish Google had won since I have more need of tags on my blog than anywhere else.

    But congratulations anyhow. I hope you maintain some role in future developments in the life of your brainchild, and if not, that you have made enough not to have to worry about it.

    Happy Christmas and I feel for all those who feel a good thing slipping away.

    (Goodby Commodore-64 Color computer with your little programmable sprites – sob – I still miss you and your cute little tape drive – but time moves on and other things have supplanted Radar Rat Race as my favorite computer game.)

    Peter, The Peter Files Blog of Comedy, Commentary and Satire

    http://ThePeterFiles.Blogspot.com

  • gabbahey&hellip  |  Dec 15 2005 at 1:35 pm

    Wrong! Wrong! Wrong!

    You know where THIS is going… :-(

  • letired&hellip  |  Dec 15 2005 at 3:24 pm

    Congrats! This must be terribly exciting for you. I only hope that you remember to tread carefully. I really do love this site so much, but my love is certainly conditional. I hope you try to keep things as simple and functional as possible while also doing what you need to do to make money. Also, Pleasepleaseplease don’t make me get a yahoo id!! I really don’t like any one company being able to gather THAT much information about me, which is why I have accounts all over the place. Please think of your users before you make any major changes. And again, Congratulations! All your hard work has certainly paid off!

  • logothete&hellip  |  Dec 15 2005 at 5:33 pm

    Excited for you guys, but somewhat leery as a user.

  • radlsf&hellip  |  Dec 15 2005 at 6:21 pm

    I think the Yahoo relationship is great, but its another reason it would be nice to have the del.icio.us import feature back. Any tags I make in My Web 2.0 are stuck there. :-S Any ETA on this?

    The nice thing about My Web 2.0 is that my technophobic relatives are less afraid to add a Yahoo feature to their My Yahoo page than an RSS feed from del.icio.us. (I know it can be done with del.icio.us too, but that’s what makes it a phobia–it’s irrational. The Yahoo name just make technophobes feel better.) But del.icio.us is still more robust–and has a better community–so I’d like to be able easily to get those tags back over here. Please?

    Any ETA on this?

  • ashley&hellip  |  Dec 16 2005 at 8:29 pm

    cool… yahoo has been very active lately, flickr, upcoming.org, now deli… what now..? funny i wrote something related, now that you are in yahoo maybe u guys can finally do this ive been working on the idea for some time, but the google and yahoo API aren’t good enough to do this as 3rd party :(

    http://www.xthought.org/blog/?p=23

  • Fatih&hellip  |  Dec 17 2005 at 12:18 pm

    Congrats, mate. hope it’ll increase the capability of the already fabolous delicious!

  • Isa&hellip  |  Dec 17 2005 at 3:06 pm

    I have found de.lirio.us, which is a del.icio.us’s clone, but de.lirio.us is licensed under a Creative Commons License. It welcomes all del.icio.us refugees here : http://de.lirio.us/rubric.

  • Salman&hellip  |  Dec 17 2005 at 3:53 pm

    so you have access to how much bandwidth now? hehe

  • Hazelip&hellip  |  Dec 17 2005 at 5:49 pm

    Yeah, all sorts of great things for del.icio.us now, with all that Yahoo bandwidth… Things are at such a crawl now, it’s pathetic.

  • Toe&hellip  |  Dec 17 2005 at 8:17 pm

    This is very bad news. Yahoo! does not have much respect for privacy (I’m thinking of the Chinese journalist who got a 10-year jail sentence with Yahoo!’s help). Aside from that, I suspect Yahoo! is going to get rid of the nice, simple interface.

  • pimpfights.com&hellip  |  Dec 18 2005 at 1:31 am

    Good job guys.

  • XSLT:Blog[@author = 'M. D&hellip  |  Dec 18 2005 at 9:21 am

    Science journal finds Wikipedia pretty accurate

    Science journal finds Wikipedia pretty accurate – Tech News & Reviews – MSNBC.com SAN FRANCISCO – Wikipedia, the encyclopedia that relies on volunteers to pen nearly 4 million articles, is about as accurate in covering scientific topics as Encyclopedia…

  • [A]_M_u_s_i_n_g_s&hellip  |  Dec 18 2005 at 2:28 pm

    Del.icio.us Down ?

    Its a bit irritating to learn that del.icio.us is down for the moment. The following is the message one…

  • suy.ash&hellip  |  Dec 18 2005 at 2:48 pm

    Did you look at the number of comments!! :O

    Wow!

    In either case, if Yahoo! wouldn’t have done it, I’m pretty sure Google would have stepped up.

    Now to check on Microsoft…

    laughter

  • keith_is_here_2004&hellip  |  Dec 19 2005 at 7:38 am

    I have very mixed feelings about this. Yahoo Mail & Yahoo Groups are the best around, but I don’t want Yahoo controlling everything I use. I love the simplistic Del.icio.us interface, and no doubt that will change. Ads will come in, and then you’ll get the half page of commercial links and the top of every tag page – ARGGGH!

    My main worry is that Yahoo will try to force you to use specific tag names, or worse automatically add links from your inbox into your own tags. That’ll be very ugly. They may even merge it with Yahoo Bookmarks and just have the tags thingy as an extra.

    I’m seriously considering moving over to de.lirio.us. The trouble is that de.lirio.us hasn’t proven its self financially stable yet. The Del2Del conversion tool won’t work once Yahoo starts messing around with del.icio.us (you can guarantee it) so the time to decide is now.

    Keith.

  • nyc_user&hellip  |  Dec 19 2005 at 11:04 am

    Does this mean I am going to see those stupid and lousy “lower rates mortgages” flamingo/pig/peacocck amidst my bookmarks? Geez!!!

  • ecellpro&hellip  |  Dec 19 2005 at 11:42 am

    …yahoo time fight againt blogspot..?

  • thanasis&hellip  |  Dec 19 2005 at 12:09 pm

    try this http://de.lirio.us/rubric , not so good as del.icio.us, but promising and open-source :)

  • keith_is_here_2004&hellip  |  Dec 19 2005 at 12:17 pm

    Response to thanasis: Like I already said de.lirio.us is a possibility but it hasn’t proven its self financially stable yet. It could still collapse overnight. In truth del.icio.us could have as well, but at least it looked financially stable from the time it was running for. de.lirio.us has yet to prove its self.

  • Rodolpho&hellip  |  Dec 19 2005 at 2:03 pm

    Congrats! Really!

    How much did you make in the deal? Just kidding…

    Enjoy your fat Christmas

    Rodolpho

  • in a tizzy&hellip  |  Dec 19 2005 at 5:18 pm

    del.icio.us joins Yahoo

    Following in Flickr’s footsteps, del.icio.us is joining the Yahoo family. I’ve generally chosen Google over Yahoo, especially for searching, but now with two of my favorite web tools over at Yahoo, I think I’m becoming a convert. Google has good…

  • ashwin&hellip  |  Dec 20 2005 at 5:54 am

    Hi,

    I love del.icio.us. But i don’t like the user interface of yahoo. By joining yahoo, i hope that del doesn’t change to yahoo ui. Further yahoo’s addvertisments flash light, which i find irritating. Hope del doesn’t follow them, with regards to adds.

  • a Design Spot&hellip  |  Dec 20 2005 at 7:43 am

    Omedeto!

  • Paul Thomas&hellip  |  Dec 20 2005 at 7:48 am

    Discovered this news very late.

    I think it’s a real shame.

    I always have real trouble remembering my Yahoo user-id, probably because it’s not very obvious.

    If I have to use a Yahoo user-id here then I’ll have to look for another alternative to del.icio.us.

    A sad bit of news.

  • thanasis&hellip  |  Dec 20 2005 at 9:16 am

    to keith_is_here_2004: sorry, i didn’t see your previous post. what i find interesting in de.lirio.us is the open-source nature of it, so it has potentials to become very good for the users (i don’t know nothing about financial stability, sorry)

  • Benstar&hellip  |  Dec 20 2005 at 9:23 am

    OH man, sorry to say this but delicious is headed for the gutter…

    it sucks how yahoo is just gobbling up all these good sites/communities just cuz they’re succesful and they think it will automatically make them succesful..

    yahoo is the death of all thats good on the internet.. i hardly use flickr now, and i think i can say the same for here as i (and several of my friends) have personal vendettas against yahoo’s blatant powergrab…

  • blog.jimbo.org.uk&hellip  |  Dec 20 2005 at 4:45 pm

    Yahoo tastes delicious

    In a shocking-yet-inevitable move, Yahoo! have bought out my favourite multiplayer bookmark system. I still remember the initial excitement on IRC when Joshua set this up, and it feels quite odd to have been using the site through its whole growth, fro…

  • blog.jimbo.org.uk&hellip  |  Dec 20 2005 at 4:46 pm

    Yahoo tastes delicious

    In a shocking-yet-inevitable move, Yahoo! have bought out my favourite multiplayer bookmark system. I still remember the initial excitement on IRC when Joshua set this up, and it feels quite odd to have been using the site through its whole growth, fro…

  • archmond&hellip  |  Dec 22 2005 at 1:32 am

    A very good match. good luck all del.ici.us staff!

  • cathy&hellip  |  Dec 22 2005 at 7:29 am

    does this mean universal tagging and tag search (much like wink.com) integrated with yahoo search?

    are we looking at del.icio.us and flickr tag integration?

    yahoo is making smart decisions.

  • diasdeblog&hellip  |  Dec 22 2005 at 8:18 pm

    del.icio.us

    Quando visitei pela primeira vez o site del.icio.us achei que era um pouco confuso, aliás não percebi bem como é que funcionava nem para o que servia. Passados uns tempos voltei a visitar o site e decidi passar um tempo…

  • Anon&hellip  |  Dec 23 2005 at 9:55 am

    no comment

  • Ashley&hellip  |  Dec 28 2005 at 1:09 pm

    Congratulations to Yahoo for buying an outstanding company and to all the del.ico.us people who made it such a success!

  • Steve&hellip  |  Dec 29 2005 at 11:32 am

    As long as nothing changes, I’ll be fine. I would have been much happier if it was Google, because noting by their homepage, it probably would have been cleaned up. Noting by Yahoo!’s homepage, this site could be messed up. Really bad. The minute I see an ad or I have to use a Yahoo account, I’m outta here. I’ll go make my own tagging service…or use someone else’s.

  • World Wide Wood&hellip  |  Dec 30 2005 at 5:08 pm

    Yahoo! My Web 2.0

    For those who havent already noticed, I have switched my Linklog from del.icio.us to Yahoo!s My Web 2.0 service. Every…

  • simon&hellip  |  Jan 1 2006 at 8:32 pm

    Well done Josh, I wish you much success for bringing us delicious – hope you reap the rewards.

    Cheers,

    Simon

    UK

  • petman&hellip  |  Jan 1 2006 at 10:13 pm

    萬般祝福

  • eek&hellip  |  Jan 2 2006 at 7:46 am

    *sigh*

    I’m happy for the del.icio.us team, but I too am saddened that it was Yahoo. I’ll stick around for a bit and hope that things don’t change. As soon as Yahoo ads arrive I’m out. At least if they had’ve been Google ones you could’ve counted on them being inobtrusive.

    I guess there always http://de.lirio.us/

    :\

  • keith_is_here_2004&hellip  |  Jan 3 2006 at 4:33 am

    Like I already said I’ve got very mixed felings about this. Judging by how Flickr works, you won’t ever be required to use a yahoo account, but yahoo accounts will work as well. Out of a choice of Yahoo, Google, or Microsoft I’m very glad it was Yahoo. Yahoo make good efficient services that work well, have a good UI and are the best around (eg Yahoo Mail, Yahoo Groups, Yahoo Profiles). Google Search and Google Ads are better than Yahoo’s, but overall Yahoo are better. Microsoft ofcourse uses the worst UI’s ever (just look at Hotmail!) and knowing Microsoft they would have bought del.icio.us and just buried it to get rid of the competition! All in all I wish del.icio.us was still independant, but if it had to be bought up I’m glad it was Yahoo that did it. Keith.

  • Nataly&hellip  |  Jan 9 2006 at 5:05 pm

    Congratulations! You’ve made great work. I wonder how you’ve reached the level you’ve already reached!

  • V&hellip  |  Jan 9 2006 at 7:11 pm

    Its a tremendous shame to see people let go of their innovative personal vision, and hand it over to such a destructive corporation for a few fast bucks.

  • David&hellip  |  Jan 12 2006 at 12:23 pm

    Good news for the ownwers.. Very bad news for the users. Money, once again, had outcome, quality.

  • Nina&hellip  |  Jan 23 2006 at 5:32 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.

  • mohsen&hellip  |  Jan 30 2006 at 2:29 am

    hi

    with best wishes.

    bye

  • Baylink&hellip  |  Jan 31 2006 at 8:03 pm

    Oh, well. I finally decided to sign up just in time to discover the sellout to the antiChrist. Hope the people who think it’s a Pretty Neat Idea number enough to make worth Yahoo’s money to have bought you out. Hope the check cashes. Hope someone else deploys the same idea and doesn’t decide to sell it out. Thank ghod for rms.

    Buh bye.

  • urgh&hellip  |  Feb 12 2006 at 12:12 pm

    So when can we see huge flash and banner ads no delicious.

    And don’t forget( I know yahoo wouldn’t), adding those tracking cookies, share my infowith your advertisers.

    >>>>have a good UI and are the best around (eg Yahoo Mail, Yahoo Groups, Yahoo Profiles).>>>>

    yahoo groups has a good UI???

    lmao!!!

  • nyog&hellip  |  Feb 15 2006 at 9:20 pm

    well i just started del.icio.us recently and what i see now is very sad. Such a community and social tool can’t be sold out like this it’s simply wrong. There are so many ways of self sustaining a brilliant project like this.

    Welcome to the real world… Hope you’re enjoying the paycheck though :)

  • gt&hellip  |  Mar 4 2006 at 9:05 pm

    Did you saw Yahoo My Web 2.0 service? They already have importing feature from delicious. I’m afraid they will force all users to migrate to that crap. Very sad :(((

  • keith_is_here_2004&hellip  |  Mar 6 2006 at 12:41 pm

    Urgh: Allow me to clarify my statement – Yahoo Groups HAD a good UI before they changed it :(

  • keith_is_here_2004&hellip  |  Mar 6 2006 at 12:47 pm

    I came across BlinkList the other day – http://about.blinklist.com/ – Looks like a good alternative to Del.icio.us, and they’ve got a supposedly good del.icio.us import script (I haven’t tried it yet). Maybe we could all use BlinkList to backup our bookmarks incase del.icio.us dies??

  • dorothy&hellip  |  Mar 11 2006 at 2:59 pm

    To all the distrcting comments here. Delicious is still the same old site. Yahoo didnt ruin it after all.

  • note&hellip  |  Mar 27 2006 at 12:30 pm

    Yahoo Mail, Yahoo Groups, Yahoo Profiles etc, do you really think yahoo groups has a good UI???

  • Haplo&hellip  |  Mar 31 2006 at 12:56 am

    Google and Yahoo! are equally bad/good as you wish to see them, it all ends up to personal preferences, saying that one innovates while the other only buys is silly and naive. Both do what it takes to get the things done ahead and earlier than the other. It’s just like the windows-mac or iPod-everything else flame wars, there is really no point in stating things like “shame, now I’ll pack up my bookmarks and wait for google to come up with something”.

    In the end there is benefit to all. While Yahoo! has scored big in acquiring delicious, Google is getting ready to come up with something probably better (because they will learn from delicious obviously) (probably Search History improved?) so you and me have a variety of services from where to choose.

    I love delicious, but i dislike the Yahoo! mania to fill all with adds (and I don’t like the sound of “yahoo”), I preffer the Google approach, it seems more discrete and less intrusive. But I will use delicious until something better crosses my way, no matter if it’s from Google, Microsoft, Yahoo! or even a newcomer.

    Congratulations, because it’s such a big achievement, getting noticed and merged (buyed) with one of the big guys, really, very good news to you.

    For us, who knows? Maybe Yahoo! mantains all as it is, maybe they will fill it all with adds, we’ll have to wait and see.

    Congratulations again!!!

  • zach&hellip  |  Apr 7 2006 at 4:09 pm

    no are u mad yahoo sucks poop like a lolipop lol i maid my website on bravehost

  • e-Miguel&hellip  |  Apr 12 2006 at 3:15 pm

    Well congratulations!!!

    As long as it doesn’t get over your heads in becoming very “corporate” its fine.

    I would really like to see more big corporations on the internet, not just 3 buying everything, more competition, widening standards not narrowing them.

    Great blog!. Regards.

    e-Miguel

  • Web Design&hellip  |  Apr 12 2006 at 3:25 pm

    Well, your service is great from the functionality point of view, but I guess the Yahoo! experience will contribute to improve your web design. Not that I don’t like minimalistics, but it sure can be improved… Congratulations for this big step.

  • saurab&hellip  |  Apr 17 2006 at 1:38 pm

    I’m a fan of your service, and it’s great that it’ll be managed by Yahoo.. after all, they got hardware and $$$ to handle any amount of traffic.

  • Msquared&hellip  |  Apr 18 2006 at 3:31 pm

    Interesting that del.icio.us and Yahoo! are somewhat at opposite ends of data organisation. Check this article:

    http://www.shirky.com/writings/ontology_overrated.html

    Perhaps this move is a sign that Yahoo! are beginning to understand the power and value of collaborative taxonomies and folksonomies…

  • Marc J.&hellip  |  Apr 28 2006 at 6:23 pm

    That’s great news! You’re rich!

  • 1starticles&hellip  |  Jun 3 2006 at 11:32 am

    I just run a articles directory 1starticles with Categories as WebDesign and SEO etc.

    this dissicussion is more useful for me to write something. thx.

  • mhrr&hellip  |  Jul 9 2006 at 3:32 am

    The forum of the cultural literary inkwells sob

  • Talla Doukouré&hellip  |  Jul 20 2006 at 7:22 am

    I’ve started using Del.icio.us 3 months back. This is a wonderful tool. Just one or 2 things I want to know:

    -What’s the maximun storage, bookmarking capacity one is entitled to?

    -Can I use this service without restrictions: duration,….?

    Warmest regards.

    T. Doukouré

  • Russell Page&hellip  |  Jul 21 2006 at 2:52 pm

    Long live tagging!

  • chen bo&hellip  |  Oct 23 2006 at 5:22 am

    so, what’s the title “y.ah.oo!” mean?

    sounds wonderful. I love yahoo! and love del.icio.us more.

  • cynthia&hellip  |  Oct 25 2006 at 7:44 am

    congratulations.

  • jump-rope&hellip  |  Oct 25 2006 at 1:03 pm

    Congratulations! Good Luck

  • Wesley&hellip  |  Oct 27 2006 at 11:21 am

    While I have enjoyed yahoo’s services, I am remiss to accept the unavoidable acquisitions in recent past. The butchery that took place to Konfabulator, now Yahoo Widgets, was absolutely appalling. The worst thing about an acquisition is the loss of power and the conforming to lack standards. These grassroots programs and services like firefox and openoffice, sites like del.icio.us and craigslist all have common purposes, to enhance the user experience, to provide useful free services on a community base. If yahoo can provide these by an acquisition and offer their infrastructure without corrupting the vision of each individual project, then so be it. I’m just a little worried that every cool new site will be Yahoo! or Google owned. Will we really have control of that? Great site btw. Keep control of your project. Never sell out!

  • K12&hellip  |  Dec 17 2006 at 6:44 am

    Congrats! Are you still happy with the move?

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