I haven’t yet figured out if [this](http://www.techcrunch.com/2005/12/09/yahoo-acquires-delicious/) is a good thing or not. But for now, I’m going to assume that this is a positive step…
[Yahoo](http://www.yahoo.com) bought Joshua Schachter’s [del.icio.us](http://del.icio.us). It took me a while to get on the del.icio.us bandwagon, but once I did there’s been no turning back. The only bookmarks I keep locally are the ones I access all day long…blog entry pages, Dreamhost control panel, C3’s intranet, etc. Everything else is on del.icio.us. I love that I can search for a page knowing that I tagged it a while back, and then I’ll see under the page I’m looking for in my collection what other people tagged using the same terms and quite often, it’s a better fit for what I was looking for than the page I originally tagged.
The good news is that there’s no worries about del.icio.us falling off the face of the earth. Yahoo has a good reputation for buying these technologies and nurturing them for what they are and what made them worthy to buy, not killing or assimilating them with a ton of mother-ship branding. [Flickr](http://flickr.com/) is still Flickr. [Konfabulator](http://konfabulator.com/) is still Konfabulator.
I wonder what will happen with Yahoo’s [My Web 2.0 Beta](http://myweb2.search.yahoo.com/). I looked at it a few weeks ago and found it not nearly as usable as del.icio.us. Maybe the Yahoo folks came to the same conclusion.