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Saturday, December 10, 2005
The future of API based apps on Yah.licio.us?
Yahoo bought Del.icio.us. Lots of optimism out there, especially from folks who were using MyYahoo 2.0 & wanted it to be better. Also some notes of caution:

Marshall K wonders what this will mean for Livemarks & for other utilities that use the Del.icio.us API to pull data & re-format it:

So tell me about yahoo's API's? I honestly don't know. Is Livemarks going to get a cease and desist if they don't run Yahoo ads?? I don't know where the author of del.icio.us director lives, but I hope it's a country with limited WTO IPR influence.

Really, all the best new social bookmarking services are syncing up with del.icio.us already. It should have been a public utility, I swear. yahoo's MyWeb2.0 should have been doing that already. I thought everyone but Furl was. Perhaps that's the grounds to challenge the behemoth. This is a huge coup. This is bad news. This is bad news for the world in general. Inasmuch as Web 2.0 is a technology and not a property, this is bad news.

But I bet the URL will become more understandable to new users.
I raise this on Freshblog because the advanced hacks that readers have developed to format output from their del.icio.us accounts may be affected. How does Yahoo feel about the Del.icio.us API? Thoughts?

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Posted at 9:34 AM by John.
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Anonymous rickdog said...
i am just as concerned over monopolization of the web as i am of that in business in general. the last thing we need is larger and more controlling powers over our data.

long live the revolutionary!

sorry, del.icio.us, you sold out.

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