It looks like Yahoo will be shutting down the social bookmarking service Delicious.com. Or Del.icio.us as we first knew it.
Techcrunch reported the story earlier today, citing Yahoo layoffs that included the entire Delicious team. The post was based on a leaked internal presentation slide that showed a number of services on the chopping block, including: Delicious, Altavista, Buzz, MyBlogLog, Yahoo! Bookmarks, and Yahoo! Picks.
There were other sources mentioned in the post, so it’s very likely this is more than a rumour. And while it’s entirely possible the user base will be heard, and the service saved… I wouldn’t count on it. Heading over to the bookmark export feature might be the next logical step.
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