first_imgOne of the first social Web 2.0 services is being killed off by Yahoo: del.icio.us, the popular social bookmarking website.The news comes via Techcrunch, who noted that they’d heard tell that Yahoo’s Christmastime layoffs (which may also have affected the Yahoo Video team) also include the entire Delicious team, which was then seemingly confirmed by a slide from a Yahoo product team meeting listing del.icio.us as a “Sunset” product.Now, Delicious’s death has been confirmed directly by Yahoo, in a canned statement:Part of our organizational streamlining involves cutting our investment in underperforming or off-strategy products to put better focus on our core strengths and fund new innovation in the next year and beyond.We continuously evaluate and prioritize our portfolio of products and services, and do plan to shut down some products in the coming months such as Yahoo! Buzz, our Traffic APIs, and others. We will communicate specific plans when appropriate. Which is PR shorthand for: “Backup your Delicious bookmarks, people.” The good news is that backing up Delicious is pretty easy: all you need to do is follow this link and you’ll be provided an option to export all your bookmarks, even including tags.RIP Del.icio.us. I never really used you, but I know a lot of people who stored their entire online lives on your service. How inept that Yahoo could never make you work for them.Read more at All Things D via Techcrunchlast_img read more