Amid news this week that Yahoo! is laying off 4% of its workforce, it appears that it is also going to be ending some of its services. One of the services Yahoo is most likely closing is Delicious, a popular social bookmarking service.
Delicious was an early social site that used cloud computing to store user data. Instead of saving bookmarks and favorites locally within a specific web browser on a specific computer, Delicious would allow you to save links to a Delicious account. These links were then always available on any computer that was able to access the web. Additionally, you could add tags to your links so that links about similar topics were easier to find. At the Troy Public Library, I used Delicious to track various sites regarding eBooks and eResources. I also tagged reference books that may be of interest.