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Before I started using Google Reader to share/bookmark interesting websites/links, I used delicious.

Is there a way to export the bookmarks I saved in Delicious into Google Reader as a shared/starred item?

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I have a Bookmarklet that does something similar on an individual basis, but probably wouldn't be helpful for more than a handful of links. –  Al E. Dec 20 '10 at 18:52
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You can add your delicious feed to google reader. This way google will back up your bookmarks and you can star/share at will from there

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Are these bookmarks or livemarks?

Google Reader uses the OPML file format for importing data. A bookmark (usually) points to a web address whereas as a livemark points to a RSS feed. Bookmarks in an OPML file are invalid and therefore can't be imported.


I'm not aware of any way to import directly from Delicious in to Google Reader. You could import your Delicious bookmarks in to Firefox and then import them from Firefox in to Google Reader. It's a bit of a hack but I can't see any other way at the moment.

Follow these instructions to Import into Firefox

Import your browser's bookmarks or favorites into Google Bookmarks

  • Sign in to your Google Account by clicking Toolbar's Sign In button.
  • Click the Bookmarks button drop-down menu, and select Import IE Favorites or Import Firefox Bookmarks.
  • Select the bookmarks you'd like to import, then click Import.
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I edited my question to specify that I want the delicious bookmarks as a shared/starred item in Google Reader. –  sunpech Dec 20 '10 at 17:28
@sunpech - I have updated my answer. Thanks –  Barry Dec 20 '10 at 20:00
api.del.icio.us/posts/all doesn't return anything. Seems broken. –  sunpech Dec 22 '10 at 4:47
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Have you looked at using Google bookmarks for this ? https://www.google.com/bookmarks

They have just launched a Delicious > Google Bookmarks import tool; https://www.google.com/bookmarks/deliciousimport

And you could share items through a public list; http://www.google.com/support/bookmarks/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=159229

Hope this helps.

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