There has been a lot of hubub around the new social bookmarking kid on the block: de.lirio.us.
As Jon Udell has said the responses have been either:
Good! del.icio.us is closed-source, the world needs an open-source social bookmarking service.
Bad! Geez, what a lame ripoff!
I actually thought both of these at the same time. I didn’t see any features which would make me take the time to move all of my bookmarks over (and if de.lirio.us wants to get serious then it should create an import mechanism from del.icio.us).
de.lirio.us has a chance to make it IF:
- Del.icio.us stagnates
- Del.icio.us starts getting weird due to the investment that Joshua Schachter has taken. However, the investment could really help del.icio.us grow now it has full time backing
- Since de.lirio.us is open source, if they build a community which adds a lot of features that people are crying out for (e.g. private bookmarks)
In some ways (in famous SAT format):
I still use Google rather than Nutch (right now), but it is nice to know that Nutch is around in case Google starts to change to “Be Evil” ;)