Voices, Associate Editor, All Things Digital

Recent Posts by Voices

Delicious Red Sea Parted, Users Wander to Other Bookmarking Services

Since Yahoo’s plans to “sunset” popular bookmarking service Delicious leaked last month, it is natural to assume that users would be looking elsewhere to store their link libraries.

What we didn’t know, until now, is how greatly other link services would benefit from news of the closure.

Late last week, Delicious competitor Pinboard tweeted a link to a screenshot of its traffic graph from the couple of days following the Yahoo leak, overlaid on more-typical traffic from previous days.

The sea-foam green area is Pinboard traffic after the leak, in number of server requests per minute (not unique or new visitors, which would undoubtedly be far lower).

The tiny blue and purple areas beneath represent typical request rates.

You can click on the graph to see it in full size, though the sense of scale speaks for itself.


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About Voices

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