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The news of Delicious closing is everywhere, popular tech blogs and news sites have reported that Yahoo soon plans to shut down the social bookmarking service. This has led to confusion and disappointment among fans, few opportunists have even opened alternative sites only for Delicious users. These sites transfer saved bookmarks in Delicious to their sites.

DELICIOUS logo [Breaking] Delicious Is Not Closing

Now, Digg has come out in open and admitted that all is not well with the site but hopes to find new home for Delicious. It has come out with a list of FAQ on its blog that answers all the questions regarding the fate of the site.

  • 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.

  • What is Yahoo! going to do with Delicious?

– We’re actively thinking about the future of Delicious and we believe there is a home outside the company that would make more sense for the service and our users. We’re in the process of exploring a variety of options and talking to companies right now. And we’ll share our plans with you as soon as we can.

  • What if I want to get my bookmarks out of Delicious right away?

– As noted above, there’s no reason to panic. We are maintaining Delicious and encourage you to keep using it. That said, we have export options if you so choose. Additionally, many services provide the ability to import Delicious links and tags.

We can only imagine how upsetting the news coverage over the past 24 hours has been to many of you. Speaking for our team, we were very disappointed by the way that this appeared in the press. We’ll let you know more as things develop.

These reassuring words might save the day for Delicious and its users. If Yahoo sells Delicious then it may be acquired by other giants likes Google or Aol.

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