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The Demise of Delicious?


A wise philosopher once said, "Nothing lasts forever but the earth and sky."  (All right, it was really one of these jokers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tH2w6Oxx0kQ)

But my point is, and I do have one, you can't count on things sticking around, especially when it comes to technology.  Recently, rumors have been swirling around a possible end to Delicious, the social bookmarking site, and personally, one of my favorite tools. 

It's unclear what exactly will happen to Delicious, but I'm not taking any chances with the hundreds of bookmarks I've collected over the years. 
Here's what I recommend you do, if you too are a Delicious fan:

1. Export your Delicious bookmarks to your local computer

 Exporting your Delicious bookmarks is a simple and safe way to keep a list of the bookmarks you store in Delicious.  Simply log into Delicious and go to Settings > Bookmarks > Export and click on the Export button.  Delicious will create an HTML file that any browser can open.

2. Find an alternative to Delicious

While I'm still planning in using Delicious to the bitter end (whatever that looks like), I've begun to start exploring some alternatives to Delicious.

Google Bookmarks looks like a promising contender.  Like most Google products, it works well from any computer and its Delicious to Google Inport tool worked flawlessly (https://www.google.com/bookmarks/deliciousimport)

Springpad is another interesting tool, combining bookmark organization with Evernote-like task reminder abilities.  I haven't really put this tool through its paces yet, but it looks like a great way to manage all the junk (and good stuff!) you find on the Internet.

What tools do you use to manage your bookmarks? 

Have you found any other alternatives when it comes to social bookmarking?


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