a quick and delicious note

Very short one today, while I continue to procrastinate on longer posts as they continue to lose relevance.

Anyway, most of you probably already have heard about the rumour last December about how Yahoo was planning on sunsetting Delicious (formerly known as del.icio.us), its very cool, very useful, social bookmarking service. Upon hearing of this, I was filled with panic at the thought of losing the thousands of nicely tagged bookmarks that I have in the service, and scrambled to move to another service, and posted something last December describing how to do it, as it wasn’t exactly intuitive.

Anyway, as most of you probably also know, Yahoo has now struck a deal that will see Avos, a company started up by the YouTube guys, continue the service, which is good news. However, if you are a delicious user, you will need to opt-in in order to allow the conversion over to Avos. Otherwise, poof, your bookmarks will disappear into the ether once the transition is completed. So go do it now. You just need to login and click a button, and Bob will be your uncle.

A bit too late for me. Already made the painful transition over to Diigo (which is pretty good) and added a zillion more bookmarks, and don’t plan to repeat the exercise.

Tip o’ the fedora to RWW.