Yahoo Shutting Delicious Down

It’s a sad day. Techcrunch has confirmed that (formerly known as is being shut down.

You can export them under Settings, Bookmarks, Export / Backup Bookmarks, but some of the comments said the export had the wrong timestamps and was missing some fields.

To get a complete export of all your data in XML, use this curl command (or just use the URL)

curl http://<username>:<password> > bookmarks.xml

You can also import your bookmarks into Diigo, a full-featured online bookmarking service I used for a year or two.

Update: The rumors of their demise were exaggerated. They posted an entry on the delicious blog to clarify the situation. “[We] are not shutting down Delicious. While we have determined that there is not a strategic fit at Yahoo!, we believe there is [an] ideal home for Delicious outside of the company where it can be resourced to the level where it can be competitive.”

Maybe XMarks / Lastpass can snarf them up :)


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  1. Hi Dan,

    One suggestion for you and your readers with Delicious being sunsetted is to try my company’s free service, YourVersion

    I see you have been using Diigo. I’d be curious to hear your feedback after trying YourVersion.

    Here’s some additional detail regarding YourVersion:
    With YourVersion you can import both your Delicious bookmarks and tags (it keeps your public and private settings for each bookmark).

    In addition to great bookmarking functionality, YourVersion is a real-time discovery engine that lets you discover, bookmark and share tailored web content (news, blogs, webpages, tweets and videos) by your specific interests. In addition to the website, YourVersion has free mobile apps (iPad, iPhone and Android) and browser tools for all browsers that lets you bookmark your discoveries to the YourVersion website as you browse the web.

    We have a direct Delicious bookmark and tag importer built. In addition, we let you import a Delicious XML file. Check out YourVersion today to discover your version of the web.

    Comment by Chris on December 21, 2010 @ 12:17 am
  2. Just a fix – the original URL was – no .com on the end of that.

    Comment by Meredith on December 22, 2010 @ 9:00 pm
  3. @Meridith Thanks, I don’t know how I missed that.

    Comment by Dan on December 22, 2010 @ 10:52 pm

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