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Saturday, February 14, 2009

Yahoo! Is Discontinuing It’s Yahoo! MyWeb Service

Back in 2005, Yahoo! launched Yahoo! MyWeb with the goal to help users save valuable information they discover on the Web. With the yesterday’s announcement, Yahoo! made it clear that they are going to discontinue this service. MyWeb service will no more available starting from March 18, 2009.

Yahoo! already has services called Delicious and Yahoo! Bookmarks which can serve the need of MyWeb users’.

According to MyWeb siteWe are streamlining our bookmark services. As part of this effort Yahoo! will be shutting down MyWeb on March 18, 2009 and moving users to Yahoo! Bookmarks. Your MyWeb bookmarks are already available to you on Yahoo! Bookmarks. You can begin using this new service now or continue using MyWeb until the shutdown date.

MyWeb users have three choices to migrate their bookmarks:

1. Yahoo! Bookmarks. For users primarily interested in private bookmarking, the switch is simple – all MyWeb bookmarks are already available in Yahoo! Bookmarks.

2. Delicious . For users who enjoy sharing their bookmarks and exploring the bookmarks of other users, Yahoo! recommends migrating to Delicious. The migration is a three-step process – see details here.

3. Export. For users who choose to use other bookmarking services, Yahoo! recommends using their export tools, which will provide an archive of your bookmarks that is easily readable by 3rd party services and browsers such as Firefox and Microsoft Internet Explorer.

For publishers using the MyWeb Bookmark button or the MyWeb badge, Yahoo! recommends migrating these to the Delicious button or badge.

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