Back in December, rumors were abounding regarding the shutdown of the bookmark sharing site, Delicious. Yahoo, which owns Delicious, has since confirmed that while Delicious is not part of their future, their intent is to sell it, rather than shut it down. In the meantime, however, I (along with many other users) depended on Delicious for organizing bookmarks did not want to remain in limbo. I find the benefits of having my bookmarks located “in the cloud” to be very valuable, and proceeded to find other alternatives.
Ultimately I found my way to Diigo, and I am glad I did.
Diigo has a number of excellent tools that make working with the bookmarks very easy. For example, the Diigo Toolbar, Diigolet, and the Diigo Extension for Chrome. You can connect Diigo to Twitter and Save Favorite Tweets. Android and iPad have not been left out – there are tools for them as well.
I have been using the Chrome extension regularly and am very excited about how easy it makes saving bookmarks. No more copying and pasting URLs. Additionally, I can highlight portions of a webpage and the highlighted portion is saved right in my bookmark. For example, I have college aged children and am always needing to revisit the Stafford Loan limits. I have saved the chart in my bookmark library. Cool, eh?
I haven’t saved a bookmark on Delicious since December 17.
UPDATE APRIL 27, 2011: Delicious has been transferred to AVOS, created by the founders of YouTube, Chad Hurley and Steve Chen. Since I am on a new platform (Diigo), I won’t be following the instructions to transfer my bookmarks to AVOS. However, I am very glad to hear of the aquisition by a company that already has a lot of experience with social networking.