Great Tastes That Go Great Together

the Delicious team will soon be working in close proximity to their fraternal twin, Flickr. And just like we’ve done with Flickr, we plan to give Delicious the resources, support, and room it needs to continue growing the service and community.

– Yahoo blog post announcing their acquisition of social bookmarking site delicious. December 2005.

It was leaked today that Yahoo would be shutting down, er I mean “sunsetting” the popular bookmarking site delicious. Yahoo Products Chief Blake Irving threatened to fire whoever leaked the news on Twitter (way to go Blake, threatening to fire someone on Twitter = classy move). I thought I’d take a moment to go back and review the original announcement that Yahoo made when they acquired Delicious in the first place:

Great Tastes That Go Great Together

I’ve been a big fan of Delicious, the social bookmarking service Joshua Schachter created, for quite a while now. So much so that when Dave Taylor recently asked for “experts” to help explain What’s so cool about Delicious?, I was glad to masquerade as an expert.

If you’ve heard about Delicious but never tried it or weren’t quite sure what to make of it, read that article. I think it helps to demystify the cult-like following that many of us are part of.

The last question Dave asked during that interview was:

And so, is Yahoo interested in buying delicious and integrating it into the Yahoo offerings? 🙂

I’d like to change the non-committal answer I gave to this: “Yes! And as of today, Delicious is part of the Yahoo! family.”

As Joshua writes, the Delicious team will soon be working in close proximity to their fraternal twin, Flickr. And just like we’ve done with Flickr, we plan to give Delicious the resources, support, and room it needs to continue growing the service and community. Finally, don’t be surprised if you see My Web and Delicious borrow a few ideas from each other in the future.

Welcome aboard!

Jeremy Zawodny
Yahoo! Search

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  1. Robby says:

    It’s sad to see all of the potential “products” Yahoo! has and is just letting go to waste.

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