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!