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Yahoo to Shut Down MyWeb Bookmarking Service

To be honest, I didn’t know that Yahoo has another bookmark service called MyWeb. Yes, I know there is MyYahoo which serves as a personalized start page similar to iGoogle. But seriously, Yahoo MyWeb?

Anyway, if you are like me who’ve just encountered Yahoo MyWeb and finds it interesting, it’s too late to acquiant ourselves with the service now. Yahoo has just announced that it will be shutting down the service come March 19. The move is of course part of Yahoo’s streamlining process this year.

Yahoo MyWeb was established sometime in 2005 to serve users in saving information they discover on the web. It runs along with Yahoo’s Delicious and the recently enhanced Yahoo! Bookmarks, but not as popular and as widely used by these two services. So, it is but logical that Yahoo shuts down the service. And focus on enhancing Delicious some more.

For those who are still using MyWeb,  Yahoo is offering three ways to migrate their MyWeb information – use Yahoo Bookmarks as all MyWeb accounts are available there, migrate to Delicious following three basic steps, or export their MyWeb bookmarks to other bookmarking services using Yahoo’s export tools.

 Yahoo to Shut Down MyWeb Bookmarking Service
Arnold Zafra writes daily on the announcements by Google, Ask.com, Yahoo & MSN along with how these announcements effect web publishers. He is currently building three niche blogs covering iPad News, Google Android Phones and E-Book Readers.
 Yahoo to Shut Down MyWeb Bookmarking Service

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5 thoughts on “Yahoo to Shut Down MyWeb Bookmarking Service

  1. Ye s they do, but in about one month they are shutting it down. They are being jerks about it. :(

    “We 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. “

  2. Just in case find out if their sub-domain site started before your Domain was running. If you were first then they need to shut down anyways. :) Using their logic.

  3. Reminds me of when Microsoft closed down its small business directory. These bones that larger corporations throw out to the little guy is a wonderful thing but when they abruptly shut it down the moan and lament can be heard far and wide. Some people come to depend on the boost that those services provided. I was one of them. But you know, you just have to dust yourself off and start over with a new plan. There’s always a new plan. People bank on that. Corporations do to.

  4. Well, Yahoo proved they are not a good company anymore. Their businesses are just keep going down. They should remember nowadays when you want to create new service, you should make it a new brandable name instead of just “myweb” inside Yahoo domain.

    I also didn’t know about the existence of this myweb until today :P