Mr. Joshua Schachter is the creator of Delicious, creator of geoURL and co-creator of Memepool. He joined Yahoo! as the director of engineering for Yahoo! Social Search through the acquisition of his company, Delicious Inc., which he founded in 2005. Mr. Schachter released the first version of Delicious (then called del.icio.us) in September 2003. The service coined the term social bookmarking and featured “tagging.” He left Yahoo! in 2008 and was most recently a software engineer at Google.
His work with Delicious, including inventing “tagging,” a system for organizing information, earned him recognition as one of MIT Technology Review Young Innovators Under 35 and as one of Smithsonian America’s Young Innovators.
Earlier, he worked at Morgan Stanley as a quantitative analyst. Mr. Schachter earned a B.S. in electrical and computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.