A Delicious Tale

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A Delicious Tale

  1. 1. A Delicious Tale<br />What the story of Del.icio.us can teach us about Cloud Applications. <br />
  2. 2. Long long ago, in a galaxy far far away<br />
  3. 3. Steve Schachter started one of the earliest blogs on the web, called Memepool in 1998. Schacter used the Memepool link database as the foundation for a stand-alone bookmark website called del.icio.us, released in 2003. He left his day job to work full time on del.icio.us in April 2005. By December 2005, del.icio.us was acquired by Yahoo…<br />
  4. 4. Steve Schachter started one of the earliest blogs on the web, called Memepool in 1998. Schacter used the Memepool link database as the foundation for a stand-alone bookmark website called del.icio.us, released in 2003. He left his day job to work full time on del.icio.us in April 2005. By December 2005, del.icio.us was acquired by Yahoo…<br />
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  7. 7. Delicious introduced the term “Social Bookmarking”<br />Not the first online, collaborative bookmark service – but the most successful<br />ASP – Application Service Provider<br />SaaS – Software as a Service<br />Cloud Application<br />! Cloud Hosting<br />
  8. 8. Dec 16 – Yahoo Slide leaked<br />Delicious listed as a service to be “Sunset”<br />Dec 17 – Yahoo “clarifies” – they intend to sell Delicious<br />
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  10. 10. I use Delicious – a lot<br />I use it at a link repository<br />I generate auto-posts from it<br />I use it as a “Filtered Browser History”<br />The news that Delicious was being Sunset was huge for me – and made me very worried<br />What To Do? Find a Replacement<br />
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  15. 15. Moving to Diigo was painless<br />Why was this so easy?<br />Delicious has an API and speaks in friendly data dialects like RSS, JSON and ATOM<br />Diigo has a Delicious import tool<br />The functionality of social bookmarking has a field of many competitors<br />
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  18. 18. Living the Cloud City Dream<br /><ul><li>You own your data
  19. 19. You can take your data
  20. 20. Friendly API to get data
  21. 21. Lots of competitors
  22. 22. Available self-hosting</li></li></ul><li>
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  24. 24. Living the Cloud City Nightmare<br /><ul><li>They own your data
  25. 25. You are locked into their system
  26. 26. No API or Non-Useful API
  27. 27. No options if they change their service and you don’t like it</li></li></ul><li>Cloud Applications help by being Cheap and Web Accessible<br />Cloud Applications eliminate updating or patching software (for you)<br />Cloud Applications can be A Trap and hold your data hostage<br />Cloud Applications need to be robust and resilient to ensure they are available<br />

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