Yesterday, the wired world was rocked by the news of a leaked slide from an internal Yahoo! webcast indicating that the company was planning to eliminate the social bookmarking service Delicious. Considering the number of academic libraries that use Delicious as the basis for resources like course and subject guides, it seemed like the sort of news that we should help get around.
As it turns out, we get to share some good news instead: according to the Delicious blog, Yahoo! plans to sell the service rather than shut it down. While this bodes well -- or at least, better -- for the service, those of you utilizing Delicious on a personal or professional basis may want to take advantage of its helpful export option. And those of you who'd prefer to see the service go open source, there's a Twitter petition just for you.
Have a good weekend!