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Not so Delicious

I’ve been mulling over the big blow-up over Yahoo! ‘sunsetting’ Delicious, the immediate mass exodus to Pinboard, and what that means for me as someone who never used Delicious for saving bookmarks, but for finding what others are linking to. Matt Haughey writes:

[…] like Twitter, on Delicious you choose your followers and once you find a couple dozen amazing web surfers marking up interesting out-of-the-way places before anyone else does, you might find like me that the /network/ feature of Delicious is a killer once-a-day visit that often leads to half a dozen interesting finds.

That usefulness is evaporating since the overnight flight to Pinboard, a paid-for service that for me isn’t worth the money if I won’t be using it for its primary purpose.

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Holiday recon

I’ve been exploring Manhattan with Google Street View ahead of our short trip to the Big Apple at the end of the month. Big cities like New York can be overwhelming, so it’s fantastic that we now have a tool which enables the forward-planners among us to get some semblance of familiarity with a place well ahead of our arrival.

Indeed, just tracing the route from the subway to our hotel, I was taken aback by how many landmarks we’d be wheeling our luggage past. From Grand Central to 42nd Street and the Chrysler Building, hanging left on Second Avenue, turning right towards the UN headquarters — and all that before we’ve even checked in.

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