Two interesting developments … both involving Yahoo!

I was flipping through a few articles in NewsNetWire and two recent developments caught my eye.  Both involve Yahoo! and are pretty exciting.

First, The Unofficial Apple Weblog has reported that Yahoo! has acquired del.icio.us.  More and more Yahoo! is really getting in on the action in the blogosphere (the next item will reinforce that even more).  Although I still haven’t figured out how to use del.icio.us yet, this is still pretty exciting.

The second item (and this is more exciting for me) is on CNet News.com.  Yahoo! and Six Apart (creators of, among others, TypePad, MovableType and LiveJournal) have teamed up to provide MovableType sites to small businesses hosting on Yahoo!’s small business hosting service.  How cool is that?!

Update:

Here’s an interesting update on this last item.  Yahoo!’s Small Business Division is now also offering WordPress hosting as well as MovableType.  Go Yahoo!

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Paul
Enthusiast, marketing strategist, writer, and photographer. Passionate about my wife, Gina and #proudDad. Allergic to stupid

  1. Yo Paul…

    I'm busy sinking my teeth into delicious at the moment, and it seems pretty potent.

    The way I'm starting to use it is….

    1. An online repository of my bookmarks.

    2. A taggable set of bookmarks. In the traditional bookmarking style or things, you have A folder that you put a bookmark into. And that's where it lives. But say a bookmark lives in several catgories? You'd have to make that bookmark in several different folders. Here, you just add as many tags as you think are relevant.

    3. A sharing tool. People can go to my delicious page and see what I'm bookmarking. http://del.icio.us/schmucknews.

    4. More than that… I can tag things for the attention of people I know. So, for instance, if I find a story that you might want to read, I tag it as such. (I haven't figured out what happens to the story that's been tagged like that. But hey. All in the fullness of time.)

    5. It's a research and brainstorming tool. Thanks to the tagging system, you can cluster things for specific projects. When those projects end, you can just shift tags around or delete things.

    6. It's a communal tool. Some of the sites I've bookmarked have been bookmarked by other people. I can go and see what ELSE they've bookmarked.

    7. I can see who is bookmarking MY pages.

    I'm sure there's more. And I suspect the flexibility is what makes it so potent.

    I'm likening it to the revolution that gmail represents to email. Gmail is a paradigm shift. So is delicious. Very cool.

    Blue skies
    love
    Roy

  2. Yo Paul…

    I’m busy sinking my teeth into delicious at the moment, and it seems pretty potent.

    The way I’m starting to use it is….

    1. An online repository of my bookmarks.

    2. A taggable set of bookmarks. In the traditional bookmarking style or things, you have A folder that you put a bookmark into. And that’s where it lives. But say a bookmark lives in several catgories? You’d have to make that bookmark in several different folders. Here, you just add as many tags as you think are relevant.

    3. A sharing tool. People can go to my delicious page and see what I’m bookmarking. http://del.icio.us/schmucknews.

    4. More than that… I can tag things for the attention of people I know. So, for instance, if I find a story that you might want to read, I tag it as such. (I haven’t figured out what happens to the story that’s been tagged like that. But hey. All in the fullness of time.)

    5. It’s a research and brainstorming tool. Thanks to the tagging system, you can cluster things for specific projects. When those projects end, you can just shift tags around or delete things.

    6. It’s a communal tool. Some of the sites I’ve bookmarked have been bookmarked by other people. I can go and see what ELSE they’ve bookmarked.

    7. I can see who is bookmarking MY pages.

    I’m sure there’s more. And I suspect the flexibility is what makes it so potent.

    I’m likening it to the revolution that gmail represents to email. Gmail is a paradigm shift. So is delicious. Very cool.

    Blue skies
    love
    Roy

  3. Yo Paul…

    I’m busy sinking my teeth into delicious at the moment, and it seems pretty potent.

    The way I’m starting to use it is….

    1. An online repository of my bookmarks.

    2. A taggable set of bookmarks. In the traditional bookmarking style or things, you have A folder that you put a bookmark into. And that’s where it lives. But say a bookmark lives in several catgories? You’d have to make that bookmark in several different folders. Here, you just add as many tags as you think are relevant.

    3. A sharing tool. People can go to my delicious page and see what I’m bookmarking. http://del.icio.us/schmucknews.

    4. More than that… I can tag things for the attention of people I know. So, for instance, if I find a story that you might want to read, I tag it as such. (I haven’t figured out what happens to the story that’s been tagged like that. But hey. All in the fullness of time.)

    5. It’s a research and brainstorming tool. Thanks to the tagging system, you can cluster things for specific projects. When those projects end, you can just shift tags around or delete things.

    6. It’s a communal tool. Some of the sites I’ve bookmarked have been bookmarked by other people. I can go and see what ELSE they’ve bookmarked.

    7. I can see who is bookmarking MY pages.

    I’m sure there’s more. And I suspect the flexibility is what makes it so potent.

    I’m likening it to the revolution that gmail represents to email. Gmail is a paradigm shift. So is delicious. Very cool.

    Blue skies
    love
    Roy

  4. Yo Paul…

    I’m busy sinking my teeth into delicious at the moment, and it seems pretty potent.

    The way I’m starting to use it is….

    1. An online repository of my bookmarks.

    2. A taggable set of bookmarks. In the traditional bookmarking style or things, you have A folder that you put a bookmark into. And that’s where it lives. But say a bookmark lives in several catgories? You’d have to make that bookmark in several different folders. Here, you just add as many tags as you think are relevant.

    3. A sharing tool. People can go to my delicious page and see what I’m bookmarking. http://del.icio.us/schmucknews.

    4. More than that… I can tag things for the attention of people I know. So, for instance, if I find a story that you might want to read, I tag it as such. (I haven’t figured out what happens to the story that’s been tagged like that. But hey. All in the fullness of time.)

    5. It’s a research and brainstorming tool. Thanks to the tagging system, you can cluster things for specific projects. When those projects end, you can just shift tags around or delete things.

    6. It’s a communal tool. Some of the sites I’ve bookmarked have been bookmarked by other people. I can go and see what ELSE they’ve bookmarked.

    7. I can see who is bookmarking MY pages.

    I’m sure there’s more. And I suspect the flexibility is what makes it so potent.

    I’m likening it to the revolution that gmail represents to email. Gmail is a paradigm shift. So is delicious. Very cool.

    Blue skies
    love
    Roy

  5. Thanks Roy. I am still not sure it is going to be of much use to me at the moment. As a bookmarking tool it is pretty awesome but I don't really need another bookamrking tool especially if I have to recreate my bookmarks.

  6. Thanks Roy. I am still not sure it is going to be of much use to me at the moment. As a bookmarking tool it is pretty awesome but I don’t really need another bookamrking tool especially if I have to recreate my bookmarks.

  7. Thanks Roy. I am still not sure it is going to be of much use to me at the moment. As a bookmarking tool it is pretty awesome but I don’t really need another bookamrking tool especially if I have to recreate my bookmarks.

  8. Thanks Roy. I am still not sure it is going to be of much use to me at the moment. As a bookmarking tool it is pretty awesome but I don’t really need another bookamrking tool especially if I have to recreate my bookmarks.

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