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Old 12-16-2010, 02:32 PM
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Following Layoffs, Yahoo Cuts Products: MyBlogLog, Delicious, Yahoo Buzz | Liz Gannes | NetworkEffect | AllThingsD

Following 600 layoffs yesterday, Yahoo announced plans to shut down several web sites.

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announced plans to “sunset” eight products and consolidate others. Products to be shut down include MyBlogLog, Yahoo Picks, AltaVista, Yahoo Bookmarks, Yahoo Buzz and Delicious.
I'm really bummed to see Del.icio.us go away. I used that service a lot to store links for future reference.
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Old 12-16-2010, 05:19 PM
 
Location: 3rd rock from the sun
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I won't miss any of those. I wouldn't even miss Yahoo. Does anyone still Yahoo except old timers with Yahoo email accounts? All that Yahoo is known for these days is clogging up Google search results with their "Associated Content" links.

Associated Content - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Scott Rosenberg criticized Associated Content and other companies for publishing content not aimed at human readers, but for the purpose of influencing search engines, and for actually degrading Google search results.

AOL's dumb plan to mimic the universe's worst news site. - By Farhad Manjoo - Slate Magazine
Associated Content stands as a cautionary tale for anyone looking to do news by the numbers. It is a wasteland of bad writing, uninformed commentary, and the sort of comically dull recitation of the news you'd get from a second grader. Oh, and here's one more interesting thing about Associated Content—because its stories are bulging with hot search terms, it gets more visitors than just about every news site online, including washingtonpost.com.
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Old 12-16-2010, 05:38 PM
 
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AltaVista?

WOW. They were an Internet pioneer. That's very sad.
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Old 12-16-2010, 07:42 PM
Bo Bo started this thread Bo won $500 in our forum's Most Engaging Poster Contest - Tenth Edition (Apr-May 2014). 

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Here's an article that does a good job of explaining the loss to the Internet world that Delicious represents:

R.I.P. Delicious: You Were So Beautiful to Me
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Old 12-16-2010, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Barrington, IL area
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AltaVista is still around? Jezus...
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Old 12-17-2010, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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I didn't know Delicious was still around. Just checked it out. It's pretty cool.
To bad they didnt advertise it better...
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Old 12-20-2010, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Mayacama Mtns in CA
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Yahoo! has updated that first news with this: Now Yahoo Says Delicious Will Live On...Somewhere Else
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Old 12-22-2010, 06:04 AM
 
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Who cares as long as they keep making those cute animations like the current one Watch the Yahoo logo the first time the page loads...
Yahoo!
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Old 12-22-2010, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Who cares as long as they keep making those cute animations like the current one Watch the Yahoo logo the first time the page loads...
Yahoo!
It may be amazing to know how many people will love that, and forgive Yahoo for not delivering a quality experience otherwise.
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Old 12-22-2010, 07:57 AM
 
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Don't they?
All those Internet companies offering endless services and sites experience failures from time to time. Compared to AOL/Netscape Yahoo is still pretty good
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