Yahoo buys del.icio.us

Yahoo is doing the acquisition thing again, this time eating up del.icio.us (yum!).

We’re proud to announce that del.icio.us has joined the Yahoo! family. Together we’ll continue to improve how people discover, remember and share on the Internet, with a big emphasis on the power of community. We’re excited to be working with the Yahoo! Search team – they definitely get social systems and their potential to change the web. (We’re also excited to be joining our fraternal twin Flickr!)

Like Flickr, time will tell whether this is bad news or not. All is (mostly) quiet on the Flickr front so far, but it hasn’t even been a year yet. I just hope they can continue keeping Yahoo’s UI designers far, far away.