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A leaked internal memo from Yahoo! said the popular social bookmarking site Delicious was about to be “sunsetted” (gotta love that word!) Then an update said they were selling it, etc. Bottom line: you need to copy and move your Delicious bookmarks before they disappear. I had many hundreds of annotated bookmarks that I’ve stored on Delicious over the past six years. Here’s how I rescued them:

I’ve migrated my Delicious files to the cloud on Diigo, thanks to great recommendations from Twitter buds Jason Hill and Tracy Sheridan. It’s pronounced as Dee’go – an abbreviation for “Digest of Internet Information, Groups and Other stuff.” There is a free and a paid version.

While it works a lot like Delicious – letting you put your bookmarks online, tag them, share them with followers, and follow the bookmarks saved by others – Diigo is a cloud-based personal and collaborative research tool on the one hand, and a knowledge-sharing community and social content site on the other. It’s got browser add-ons, mobile apps, and – unlike other bookmarking services – it keeps and shows your your highlighted and annotated content whenever you return to the bookmarked content.