Several days ago there were reports that the social bookmarking site Delicious would be permanently shutting down and would no longer be available for use. Delicious is a very popular bookmarking site among many, including those in the education field. Evidently the rumor that came out was premature and that is not completely accurate. Yahoo! has said it will not shut down Delicious, but will find another home for the social bookmarking service.
If you want to read what Delicious posted on December 17, 2010 about the “rumor” you can go to the Delicious blog which is found here http://blog.delicious.com/. The blog attempts to explain the situation and how it will be handled in the future.
If you are a current Delicious user and would still like to export your bookmarks to another service there are many options available.
Some other free bookmarking sites that are available:
Xmarks: (formerly knows as Foxmarks) http://www.xmarks.com/
Google Bookmarks: https://www.google.com/bookmarks/l
Angie Esser is an instructional specialist for the eMINTS National Center.