Founded by Joshua Schachter in late 2003, and now part of Yahoo!, del.icio.us allows users to manage and share web bookmarks from a centralized source. With emphasis on community power, del.icio.us improves how people discover, remember and share on the Internet.
Other than just being a fantastic service, an important aspect of del.icio.us sums up to the fact you can always import / export / backup your del.icio.us bookmarks in various formats so you are not even committed to using it as your main bookmark tool. You can see all bookmarks of del.icio.us team here. The del.icio.us guys also have a blog and a community.
More of the story of del.icio.us, as told by Joshua and interpreted by other people can be seen under the following links:
- An interview from December 2004, a few months after del.icio.us began.
- Another interview from January 2006, soon after del.icio.us became part of Yahoo!.
- Notes from a talk in February 2006 about building del.icio.us.
- A profile from September 2006 as the Technology Review's young innovator of the year