As has been mentioned in countless places over the last few days, Yahoo plans to shut down Delicious, the social bookmark service that lots of people use for lots of things. My interest in it is pretty narrow, but important for this blog: I use Delicious to generate the quasi-automatic daily Links Dump postings here. As I surf around during the odd free moment, I tag pages that strike me as interesting, and every morning, Delicious generates a blog post that I then copy and publish here.
I really like this feature, because it gives me a way to acknowledge the dozens of interesting things I run across, but don’t feel strongly enough about to generate a whole post. It also lets me post these with very little effort, which helps with my general efficiency.
So, I am going to need a replacement for this, and I don’t know enough about the other bookmark services out there to know which of them, if any, can do something similar. That’s what the Internet is for, though. So: What should I be looking at as a replacement for Delicious? Please keep in mind that I am only interested in it for generating quasi-automatic Links Dump postings. I don’t care about the many other features Delicious offered– sharing, searching, tagging, whatever– just the automatic blog posting.
Somebody out there must have a service that does something similar. If you know of it, please point me to it. If one doesn’t exist, but you know how to make such a thing, please consider this a request to do so.