Delicious founder leaves Yahoo
Joshua Schacter, founder of the Delicious social-bookmarking site, is leaving Yahoo, too. He's one of a parade.
Joshua Schachter, the founder of the Delicious social-bookmarking service Yahoo acquired in 2005, is joining the executive exodus from the Internet giant.
"Just time to move on, I think," Schachter said in an e-mail, but didn't share further details.
The Internet company also confirmed on Thursday evening that Schachter will leave at the end of June; TechCrunch reported it earlier.
"Joshua Schachter has contributed greatly to Delicious' success and Yahoo's success in our social search efforts...Yahoo wishes him well in his next endeavor," the company said in a statement.
He's one of an ever-longer list of recent Yahoo departures, which also includes the following just from recent days:
, executive vice president of the network division; , executive vice president of engineering for search and advertising technology; , chief data officer and executive vice president of research and strategic data solutions; , senior vice president of communications and community; , senior vice president of search; , the husband-and-wife co-founders of Flickr; , an open-source developer and evangelist of what's now become the ; and , who has been general manager of social media, head of finance for the audience division, and vice president of corporate strategy.
Yahoo believes there are plenty other folks to keep Delicious healthy: "His departure leaves behind a seasoned team that will take Delicious to the next level, as well as carry forward the mission of Delicious to continue to be the shared memory of the web and the world's largest social bookmarking site."
Delicious (aka del.icio.us) lets people save Web site bookmarks on a central server, adding tags and text to describe them. People also can subscribe to feeds showing others' bookmark activity, whence the term social bookmarking.
Schachter started the project in response to challenges he encountered sharing bookmarks at the Memepool site he helped found and run.
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