Yahoo! fired the Delicious team and is moving away from the bookmarking service. Though I haven’t added any links to my Delicious account in a year or so, at first I wasn’t concerned. But then I started thinking about my archive of bookmarks and thought I’d like to preserve them.
Word on the interwebs fingered Pinboard as a worthy replacement. Upon first glance, the minimal design struck a chord in me. I liked it but there was a cost involved. Something on the order of $6 for an account. I decided to wait and see. Then, I visited the site once more and discovered the cost had risen to around $9. WTF? It turns out, the longer you wait to join, the more money it costs. Brilliant!
So, I poked around a bit more and met with my financial consultant, Professor PayPal, who said that I had a whopping $12.52 balance, so I committed. First thing I did was import my Delicious bookmarks. The second thing I did was wire up my Instapaper account. Now, I’m bookmarking again.
I approach my bookmarking mainly in two ways.
- The ‘save to pinboard’ bookmarklet lives in my browser toolbar for quick and dirty bookmarking.
- I’ve configured my Instapaper settings such that whenever I ‘star’ an item in Instapaper, it gets added to my Pinboard.
I still haven’t really referred to my Pinboard bookmarks much but when I need to, it’s nice to know they are there.
Cool Pinboard icon: Tom Bryan