Carlo Zottmann

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What happens after Yahoo! acquires you

“What happens after Yahoo! acquires you” over at is an interesting read.

Funny story from the Yahoo! trenches: a few years after Y! had acquired there still was no internal bookmarking service. There were a lot of pleas from the tech-minded folks to set up an internal instance, which fell on deaf ears. I believe it was Leonard Lin of the Upcoming team who then installed a copy of Scuttle, an open-source clone, more or less in his spare time, so we had at least some degree of social bookmarking. (It’s rather handy in team environments in case you’re wondering.)