See Delicious Unveils New Features for the most recent update…

And here are some even newer updates:

Delicious Adds Collaboration and One-Ups Pinterest With Privacy is a TechCrunch post about some new additions to the Delicious bookmarking service.

NOTE: As you might have heard already, there are changed coming to Delicious, the social bookmarking application. You can read all about it at TechCrunch, Yahoo Sells Delicious To YouTube Founders.

And, if you haven’t already received an email from Delicious telling you what you have to do in order to transfer your bookmarks to the new Delicious, you can find the instructions here.

(A day after the news broke, Yahoo says it won’t be shutting down Delicious immediately and will be looking for a buyer. “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,” the company said. You can learn more about it here at The Atlantic.)

The Web is abuzz today with what appear to be fairly solid rumors that Yahoo has made a decision to shut-down the popular Delicious social bookmarking site.

At the time I’m writing this post, though, Yahoo still has not confirmed nor denied the report (and not a peep about it on the Delicious blog). Ironically, they’re making this response (or non-response) when the report from TechCrunch about their shutting it down has been the most-linked site by users of Delicious for most of the day. Other posts about its demise have been in the top ten most bookmarked links.

I’m sure I’ll be adding to this “The Best…” list, but I thought it would be useful to get it started. I doubt that — if indeed this report is true — Yahoo is going to shut it down immediately, so they’ll be time to figure out plenty of alternatives.

So, here are my choices for The Best Sites For Figuring Out What To Do If Delicious Shuts Down:

First, of course, I have to include the TechCrunch post, Is Yahoo Shutting Down [Update: Yes].

Alec Couros and others have begun a collaborative Google Doc sharing very useful information on various Delicious alternatives.

I have just revised and updated The Best Social Bookmarking Applications For English Language Learners & Other Students, which is definitely worth a look. It also includes ideas on how I use them with students.

Vicki Davis has written a post titled Why We Need Social Bookmarking and What To Do in the Wake of Delicious’ Demise.

Delicious is Closing…how to import your bookmarks into diigo in 5 minutes is a very useful post by Michael Wacker.

6 Solid Alternatives to Delicious comes from The Next Web.

Rest in Peace, by Gizmodo has some useful ideas and links.

Delicious Shutting Down: How To Save Your Bookmarks from Tech Cocktail is worth a look.

10 Alternatives To Bookmarking comes from Search Engine Land.

How to Export Your Delicious Bookmarks and Import Them Into Your Favorite Browser is from Lifehacker.

Here’s a site that lets you export your Delicious links to Google Bookmarks looks like another alternative worth considering.

A comparison of bookmarking tools – after Delicious’ shutting down debacle

2 Easy Ways to Keep Your Delicious Account Alive and Updated! is a useful post from Jeff Thomas. Among other things, he explains how you can easily save bookmarks to both Diigo and to Delicious at the same time, which I didn’t know about.

Google has finally created a process that makes it a lot easier to move Delicious bookmarks over to Google Bookmarks. You can read all about it at this TechCrunch post.

Backing Up diigo is a useful post from Doug Peterson.

Feel free to offer other suggestions.

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