Like thousands of others who use social bookmarking and are concerned about the shifting sands beneath delicious, I’m covering my back by migrating my delicious bookmarks to … elsewhere. Lifehacker provides a sound consideration of some alternatives, and search engine land has a list. There are loads of how to accounts on making the move. I went with Pinboad.in. A one-time payment service, it doesn’t have advertising, and integrates well with delicious. I have tried Diigo and Digg, but both are too noisy for my taste.
I haven’t shut down my delicious account. Instead, I’m still posting to it and letting pinboard farm it and import my new bookmarks every six hours. I’m going to take some time to make a full move. Pinboard.in has a plugin that will post recent additions to a WordPress blog, but I haven’t found a Pinboard equivalent for postalicious yet. Give it a few days.
I’m still waiting to see how the social side of pinboard pans out. I rarely cross-searched in delicious to see what others were posting, but I do use recommended tags to calibrate my tags, and I pay visits to a few friends and colleagues to see what they are posting. The social side I tend to use in bookmarking is sharing among a community outside the delicious site, using delicious as a findable and visible (not to mention cross-device) repository. I’m not sure I need much internal pinboard sharing as long as I can tag sources and point others to them.
Have a visit: Pinboard: bookmarks for mcmorgan