Pinboard vs. Delicious

I finally switched Pinboard. I didn’t know what was happening with Del.icio.us. With the recent changes the old functionality disappeared. I don’t even recognize the home page–it is all pictures with a low information to glitz ratio. The best thing I liked about Del.icio.us was subscriptions. I was able to see what other people had bookmarked for a given set of tags.

Del.icio.us in its current form is lacking subscriptions. Not only that, but my data was trapped. I tried to log in to Del.icio.us. But, I only had a 4 character password. I know the horrors of having a 4 character password that could be easily guessed at. But, I do not think my bookmark information needed any higher-level security. The Del.icio.us website does. It will not allow me to log in with a 4 character password. I can get to my old bookmarks, but I can’t get them out.

I finally passed the mourning of a really useful site. Then I started Pinboard. So while Pinboard does not support subscriptions, it just works, and my data is not trapped. It looks like a throw back to the Del.iciou.us of old, and I paid for it – I think it was worth the cost, but I wish I had done it earlier.

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