Friday, December 09, 2005

Yahoo! and del.icio.us

First flickr! and now del.icio.us!

Yahoo! just acquired the hottest "tagging thing" on the web. I wonder what would Scoble be thinking now. I remember Pete Cashmore, who blogs at Mashable, and who came up with this logo too, actually suggesting del.icio.us when Scoble wanted to make an acquisition.


Yahoo.icio.us Logo


With Yahoo! acquiring del.icio.us, things get all the more exciting. I only hope that they don't go about changing the log-in procedure the way they did with flickr.

From the del.icio.us Blog:
We're proud to announce that del.icio.us has joined the Yahoo! family. Together we'll continue to improve how people discover, remember and share on the Internet, with a big emphasis on the power of community. We're excited to be working with the Yahoo! Search team - they definitely get social systems and their potential to change the web. (We're also excited to be joining our fraternal twin Flickr!)

We want to thank everyone who has helped us along the way - our employees, our great investors and advisors, and especially our users. We still want to get your feedback, and we look forward to bringing you new features and more servers in the future.

I look forward to continuing my vision of social and community memory, and taking it to the next level with the del.icio.us community and Yahoo!

Jeremy Zawodny at Yahoo Search Blog writes
As Joshua writes, the del.icio.us team will soon be working in close proximity to their fraternal twin, Flickr. And just like we've done with Flickr, we plan to give del.icio.us the resources, support, and room it needs to continue growing the service and community. Finally, don't be surprised if you see My Web and del.icio.us borrow a few ideas from each other in the future.


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