That Delicious Sunset

Delicious is what I use to do the “This Del.icio.us Week” posts on Saturdays. It’s a resource for “social bookmarking”, where you can bookmark sites with tags and other people can see what you’re up to.

I had no idea, but I guess Yahoo! bought Delicious a few years ago (and changed the domain). Now they’re doing what Yahoo! is best known for: killing it because they couldn’t figure out a way to make money off of it. (This is making people nervous about Flickr, another Yahoo-owned site.)

Naturally, regular Delicious users like myself are looking for alternatives. Right now the leading candidate is Pinboard, with Google Bookmarks following behind.

(Both, I believe, will import your Delicious bookmarks, which can be exported here.

Pinboard looks like the logical place to go, being that I could only slightly change the script I use to compile the weekly post and keep going (its one-time fee is pretty low). However, I’m kind of in a strange situation here.

I don’t give a jack about the social aspect of it. Honestly, I don’t even care about the aggregate part of it; I almost never go to my Delicious page and look at old stuff. I’m want something strictly for automatic linkblogging purposes that stores up links and regurgitates them automatically on Saturdays.

I thought about starting a Tumblr for this, but I have two concerns. First, I don’t know if I could do any kind of “This Week on My Tumblr” aggregation in WordPress. Second, given how on the ball Tumblr is, I can see myself having to make another move in another year or so. Same thing goes for Pinboard…if that one gets bought and shut down as well, I’m back in the same boat. I don’t see any WordPress plugins that address this either.

Anyone have any suggestions on how to approach this?

More to the point: does anyone look at the Delicious posts? Should I just not bother?

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10 Responses to That Delicious Sunset

  1. Curtis says:

    I tend to skim them and often click on a few links, so I like having them around. That said, if they went away it probably wouldn’t create a tragic gaping hole in my online life.

  2. Jesse says:

    I enjoy your Delicious posts and click on most of the links, and share them with others. I’ve also just recently started using Delicious to keep my bookmarks, and don’t care about the social aspect of it. I’d appreciate hearing more about what you find for alternatives.

  3. jerm says:

    I read ’em!

  4. Matthew says:

    I think the weekly Delicious posts thing is a good idea and you should start doing that soon! I’d read them!

  5. Mike Walker says:

    I do like the Delicious posts.

    I use delicious, although I make all the tags private so I’m not really utilizing the “social” aspects. Let us know what you think of Pinboard or Google Bookmarks, whichever you choose, I’m looking for a new bookmark service too.

  6. googum says:

    I read them as well.

  7. Eric says:

    I really don’t care about the social aspect of it either. I just like being able to get at my bookmarks no matter what computer I’m using.

  8. MaxtotheMax says:

    Late to the party, but they always make my weekend better.

  9. Dan L says:

    Even later than Max, but I echo his sentiments. Keep them coming, if it doesn’t become too heinous to do.