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What’s Next for Delicious?

Many of you have read the news stories about Delicious that began appearing yesterday. We’re genuinely sorry to have these stories appear with so little context for our loyal users. While we can’t answer each of your questions individually, we wanted to address what we can at this stage and we promise to keep you posted as future plans get finalized.

Is Delicious being shut down? And should I be worried about my data?

- No, we are not shutting down Delicious. While we have determined that there is not a strategic fit at Yahoo!, we believe there is a ideal home for Delicious outside of the company where it can be resourced to the level where it can be competitive.

What is Yahoo! going to do with Delicious?

- We’re actively thinking about the future of Delicious and we believe there is a home outside the company that would make more sense for the service and our users. We’re in the process of exploring a variety of options and talking to companies right now. And we’ll share our plans with you as soon as we can.

What if I want to get my bookmarks out of Delicious right away?

- As noted above, there’s no reason to panic. We are maintaining Delicious and encourage you to keep using it. That said, we have export options if you so choose. Additionally, many services provide the ability to import Delicious links and tags. We can only imagine how upsetting the news coverage over the past 24 hours has been to many of you. Speaking for our team, we were very disappointed by the way that this appeared in the press. We’ll let you know more as things develop.

> Speaking for our team, we were very disappointed by the way that this appeared in the press.

Speaking as a user, I am very disappointed not to see the team taking more responsibility for the way Yahoo! is handling this.

That's because "the team" was laid off on Tuesday.

Sweet, if someone buys it up I may not be forced to use Yahoo ID.

What about Flickr? I wish someone gets them in the package deal. Only then you can retire your ID. Besides I believe both services run a separate from Yahoo login.

Flickr did have a separate login, but it was mandatorily merged a couple of years ago. There was a big uproar about it too.

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