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Saturday, December 10, 2005 

del.icio.us gets y.ah.oo-ed

Found out that the social bookmarking site del.icio.us has been purchased by Yahoo.

This is a great move by Yahoo. It's got synergy with Flickr, which is a photo hosting service that is highly extensible. Both del.icio.us and Flickr use tags, or what Web 2.0-ers would refer to as folksonomy. Both make terrific use of Ress (RSS) feeds.

Which is, I suspect, how Yahoo wants to take on Google in the search arena. I believe there is a place for Yahoo's method and Google's exceptional search algorithms. Hopefully, Yahoo can push del.icio.us, social bookmarking and tagging into the mainstream.

Read/write web, baby. Yeh! Just the way Sir Tim Berners-Lee envisioned.

P.S. Sir Tim has a blog!

del.icio.us tools


someone beat you to it according to the time stamp.


Nope, I was 1 1/2 hours earlier than him. =P

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