#letsbuydelicious #2 & #ds106 #webstories

What better occasion to talk about Delicious’ demise and Yahoo’s foul sale than ds106’s latest assignment. In my last post I told myself (and a few have agreed through Twitter) that there is no reason why some crowd of people cannot raise the money and buy Delicious from Yahoo. I really think it as a Quixotesque entreprise, but one which may produce a Delicious for the people and by the people, a Delicious which may even be able to inovate further, not only in social bookmarking per se but in other areas as well, like analytics for instance. So, how do we do it?

Meanwhile, here is my assignment, in which I remade (through that wondrous add-on called Firebug –which I discovered thanks to ds106!) the newspage from The Guardian that told the story about Delicious. I had a really nice time doing it, and I learned something about CSS and HTML as well.


This sale of Delicious seems to me even more suspicious after reading a very interesting post by Daniel Rezac on Tool MD: Crunchbase.com checks the health of your favorite Ed Websites. Just look at this graph: you’ll notice that Diigo, in a way Delicious’ main competition, has seen a steady decline in the number of unique visitors during 2010 and 2011. Which means: Why do you #$&**!} are selling Delicious?

About Antonio Vantaggiato

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2 Responses to #letsbuydelicious #2 & #ds106 #webstories

  1. Antonio Vantaggiato says:

    Alan, thanks! Anything you'd recommend to start? Kickstarter? With a $1,000,000 tag?

  2. Alan Levine says:

    I like this news story, make it true!

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