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From Delicious to Diigo

April 29, 2011

On a number of occasions we have encouraged you to use Delicious, a social bookmarking tool. Last December, Yahoo! announced they would be letting go of Delicious and users began to fret over what would become of their bookmarks. This past Wednesday it was sold to the founders of YouTube and users like me were told, “To continue using Delicious, you must agree to let Yahoo! transfer your bookmarks to AVOS.” I chose to download my bookmarks and get out.

In response to users’ worries, ProfHacker posted a great summary of Alternatives to Delicious a few months ago. The first of two services suggested was Pinboard, which looks very much like its competitor.

I decided to go with the other option in the article – Diigo. Delicious was simple to use, so I had resisted Diigo’s complexity earlier, but I have decided to try to take advantage of the highlighting and note-taking features of Diigo. Take a look at this tool; it is very popular and has a good reputation, not to mention a user base of two million (and they have grown rapidly since Wednesday).

The video below gives an introduction to the service (sorry, the audio is terrible). You can learn more at the Diigo How-To Guide.

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