There’s been disturbing rumors that the bookmarking service Delicious was to be shut down. A blog post today (December 17th) on the Delicious Blog goes some way to dispelling this rumor.
Is Delicious being shut down? And should I be worried about my data?
– No, we are not shutting down Delicious. While we have determined that there is not a strategic fit at Yahoo!, we believe there is a ideal home for Delicious outside of the company where it can be resourced to the level where it can be competitive.
You can read about it here:
For now, it looks like they’re not completely answering. One can never be too confident with assurances like “We’re in the process of exploring a variety of options” and “there’s no reason to panic”, but for now you’ve got to take them at their word.
One thing I am noticing however is that it seems that in the last two days (and possibly more) the Delicious Popular page is no being updated. Atleast that’s what I’m seeing.