After the "scare" last week, I began to hear some ask...if we depend on technology too much? Have we put all of our eggs into one basket and have no back-up plan? Then I realized I had heard those doubts before. They all were sounding like non-users questioning the longevity of technology as if it might someday disappear and we won't need it. To me that is a ridiculous thought; technology is here to stay and we have to figure out how to live with it...how to co-exist and stay sane all at the same time. We can't put our heads in the ground and pretend like the world is going to stand still (or move backwards).
A sigh of relief: Friday, Yahoo announced that they would not be shutting down the Delicious site but that they are looking for someone to buy it. This is great for me now but I have learned to not tie myself to one tool but to use the best tool possible/available at the time and I look forward to seeing what other tools might offer. I vow to continue exploring other options available and to be flexible and open-minded when new tools come along - Diigo here I come. I know technology changes at an alarming rate and if we don't change with it we will be left in the dust with tools that may become extinct.
In my rant about Delicious to my husband, a non-user, I realized that maybe not enough people understand how helpful Delicious (and social bookmarking) can be. There must be lots of people that aren't taking advantage of the benefits of social bookmarking as a way to save websites they love and a way to search for resources from bookmarks of others that may have the same interest. People must not understand that they could be updated through RSS when people they choose to have in their network (circle of Delicious friends) add new bookmarks and soooo much more. If you want to learn more about Delicious or Diigo check out their websites and test them for yourself.