(Update: The latest is that Yahoo! is looking to sell Delicious, not shut it down. Whether that was their plan all along, or a reaction to public response, is unclear. I’m still going to prepare for the worst.)
Yahoo! is getting ready to pull the plug on Delicious.com, and I’m trying to pick a new social bookmarking tool. It has to be free, and I’d prefer one that will let me import my Delicious bookmarks. Candidates I’m presently considering:
- StumbleUpon – but it has no support for bulk imports of any kind, from what I can see.
- Reddit – where I first found out about the Yahoo! move. I don’t have a Reddit account, and I do have a Yahoo! account (in addition to my Delicious account). Something isn’t right here.
- Diigo – I’m not familiar with this one, but apparently the servers are under a heavy load right now, as users import their Delicious bookmarks.
- Zootool – also new to me, and also reportedly under import stress.
I’ve seen Pinboard recommended, as well, but it isn’t free.
By the way, if you’re a Del.icio.us user, you’ll want to back up your bookmarks while you still can (you’ll need to be signed in).