Exactly one year ago today, one of my favourite websites and a mighty useful one, del.icio.us was purchased by Yahoo. What’s happened in the year since then?

Well, my early fears regarding this acquisition do not seem to have come true. When the deal was originally announced, I wrote “I’m 25% happy and 75% worried about this.” My worries obviously were a little overblown. My main concern was that Yahoo would consume del.icio.us and make it no longer an independent website, but a complete facet of Yahoo, much like Geocities. Now look at the front page. If you’d never heard of del.icio.us, could you tell it was owned by Yahoo?

I still use del.icio.us and am really happy it exists. Forget second-rate competitors. Long live del.icio.us!

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