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Hands-on: Pinboard is a great Delicious alternative

So, Yahoo! went ahead and announced it doesn't like Delicious anymore. This is pretty much the dumbest move I've seen Yahoo! do in recent memory, and Delicious is going to fight for its survival outside of Yahoo!. I really hope Delicious is going to make it, and I have every reason to believe it will. It's an incredible service, and one of the cornerstones of the Internet. Still, since I rely...

Yahoo is shutting down Delicious, heralding the end of a tasty era [Updated]

Del.icio.us has lived a long life -- having been around since 2003 -- but Yahoo! has confirmed the demise of the delectable bookmark service. It comes as no surprise after news of the company's recent layoff blitz, and the Delicious team has been on the list of expected victims for well over a year. It's not the only property getting the "sunset" treatment from Yahoo!, either; Yahoo! Picks,...

M2: Ma.gnolia to go Open Source

The social bookmarking service Ma.gnolia is announcing a new version at the Gnomedex conference in Seattle today, and the big news is that the whole thing is being rewritten from the ground up. M2, as it's being called, will include all of the features of the current Ma.gnolia, but it's going to be entirely Open Source. A first look at M2 should be available by September. So, why Open Source, and...

New York Times adds Mixx button to the mix

Mixx, a young social news site similar to Digg, just scored a button under "SHARE" next to the articles on the NY Times site. But this is hardly important news, so what's the big deal? The Digg-clone is only about half a year old, and as you can see in the picture on the right, only the the most established of social sites get a mention. Yet del.icio.us, Reddit, StumbleUpon, Fark, and other...

Yahoo! Buzz: Digg clone now in beta

As we reported earlier, Yahoo! Buzz is now in public beta. Buzz is similar to Digg in that it lets users promote/demote ("Buzz") content to the top of the metaphoric hive. However, currently only publishers involved in the beta can have content submitted to the site, which makes Buzz (much) more restricted than Digg. Yahoo says that they have "members of their team" choose promoted stories to...

A social bookmarking explanation your mom would understand

If you're reading Download Squad, odds are you know all about Digg, Reddit, Netscape, Furl, and del.icio.us. But if you've ever had trouble explaining to your friends, relatives, and coworkers why it makes more sense to share news/store bookmarks online, this video is for you. The folks at Common Craft have put together a series of videos explaining complex Web 2.0 using Web -1.0 tools (like...

StumbleVideo: Cool video aggregator from StumbleUpon

StumbleUpon is one of the old dogs of the social bookmarking biz, but apparently it can be taught a new trick or two. StumbleVideo is a new section of the site clearly aimed at people who are bored and want something neat to watch. And it works pretty well. It aggregates bookmarked videos from the usual suspects--YouTube, Google Video, etc.--and shuffles them for you, so you can watch one video...

Facebook dabbles in social bookmarking

TechCrunch's Marshall Kirkpatrick is reporting that Facebook is dipping its toes into del.icio.us territory with a new social bookmarking feature. Given the recent controversies over the News Feed feature and Facebook's opening for all users, the company is currently only letting Stanford and Berkeley users in on a private beta. The new sharing feature lets Facebook users bookmark both outside...

Have Digg and Netscape reinvented a Yahoo! News feature?

For I don't know how long, Yahoo! News has provided the means to rate (aka recommend) news stories. It's not a simple "thumbs up/down" but a five-star scale. At the top of each topic page at Yahoo! News you can find links to "Most emailed," "Most viewed," and "Most recommended." The most recommended stories bubble to the top at several places (along with their respective RSS feeds): All news...