For a couple of days now, we’ve been hearing rumors that the Yahoo layoffs included the entire Delicious team. Now Former Yahoo employee and Upcoming founder Andy Baio has tweeted out the above Yahoo! product team meeting slide that seems to show that Yahoo! is either closing or merging the social bookmarking service as well as Upcoming, Fire Eagle, MyBlogLog and others.
In some kind of weird founder solidarity, the slide was originally posted on Twitter by MyBlogLog founder Eric Marcoullier.
Listed under the ominous “Sunset” are: Delicious, Altavista, MyBlogLog, Yahoo! Bookmarks, Yahoo! Picks
Oof. Not sure what is going on over at Yahoo. My final remaining prayer is that they don't touch Flickr. Or if they do, sell it back to the original founders to do as they will. It took ages for Flickr to finally release their iPhone app, and in the time it's been released, updates have been few and far between.
In the time it's been released, Instagram has taken the iOS world by storm. It's a free app that adds a social following feature revolved entirely around taking photos. It's only available on iOS and has no web version. It's been downloaded millions of times! Can you imagine if Flickr had the foresight? Their app is a poor social alternative.