UPDATE: According to the del.icio.us blog today, Del.icio.us isn’t shutting down. Instead it appears that Yahoo! is sort of pushing it out of their products & services list. Del.icio.us says it is going to continue to maintain the site, the data isn’t going anywhere, and there are no plans to shut down the website.
From the Del.icio.us blog post:
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.
With the recent leak that Yahoo is closing down http://del.icio.us (along with several other services they efficiently killed upon acquisition), I was interested to know how I can backup the 483 bookmarks I created and never go back to read. The process is actually very easy.
Log in to delicious, and go to” Settings”.
And when you open it, it’s a very basic page of links.
That’s all there is to it.
Once you have the HTML file you can pick the source code apart, or import it to your browser, or upload it to your own website for posterity. These days with Firefox Sync, and Google Chrome’s Sync, and Windows Live Mesh’s IE Favorites Sync – there really isn’t a need for Del.icio.us, but the nostalgia still remains of the days when the bookmarking service combined with its Firefox plugin was the de facto standard for bookmarks in the cloud.