jenna_marianne: line drawing of a badger with the text "Why does delicious think I'm a badger?" (delicious badger)
Thanks to [personal profile] sineala's post here (and someone linking me via pinboard), I got a heads up that Delicious is displaying the full name in your account publicly.

For some people, its no big deal, since they entered a psued/initials/their username, but for others it looks like their RL name is now displayed for all to see connected to their delicious username (which is frequently their fandom psued) and perhaps their fandom presence if they've linked to their LJ or other website.

Make sure to check your delicious account, and ensure your privacy! From comments in the post I referenced, it sounds like you have to overwrite the current name entered with something else to remove the name.

Pondering more and more just deleting my delicious, instead of letting it stay to preserve the data. I already *only* use pinboard for my personal bookmarks (though still use delicious for a comm). Hmmm.
jenna_marianne: line drawing of a badger with the text "Why does delicious think I'm a badger?" (delicious badger)
Back when AVOS took over Delicious, they announced this brand new feature called stacks. It was a tool to organize your bookmarked links.

Many of us long-term Delicious users wondered if the people at AVOS had ever used (or even looked at) the site, and had any familiarity with this wacky thing it'd had for years called "tags." You know, that ubiquitous bit of metadata that was a huge part of what made the site so awesome and useful?

Or tl;dr, all existing stacks will be converted to tags )

Also, am I the only one to be worried by the ominous sounding "given the upcoming launch of new products from Delicious' parent company, AVOS, and our focus on simplifying the Delicious site..."
jenna_marianne: (You Make The Internet Sad)
So, yahoo is going to shut delicious down (post at cnet).

[ETA: Yahoo Trying To Unload, Not Shut It Down]

I am very sad about this; RIP delicious, and links to alternatives and discussion )

[This post is, in part, a way for me to keep track of all this, so I'll probably update it again if I find out more info.]

[ETA: 12/17/10 to add links to various discussions and fix some spelling issues]
jenna_marianne: drawing of girl with brown hair and pink scarf (Default)
So I just reached 6,666 bookmarks on my delicious. Woo hoo!

That's a whole lot of fic reading!

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