A Revamped Delicious Increases Imagery & Adds “Stacks”

Back in May, the social bookmarking site Delicious was purchased from Yahoo! by AVOS (a company led by the founders of YouTube) and innovative features were promised for the community. Yesterday, the newest version of Delicious launched, with quite a new look: The new look Delicious features many enhancements, including stacked bookmarks (called "stacks") and a much more visually rich appearance for users. Introduction Of "Stacks" The biggest change released is the stacks functionality that allows users to group links into easy to consume "stacks." Previously, tagging was the only for [...]


YouTube Founders Buy Delicious; First Step To Taking On Google?

Delicious, the popular social bookmarking site that Yahoo wanted to get rid of, has been acquired by the founders of YouTube, Chad Hurley and Steve Chen. Could it be a first step for the duo to jump into the search space? From the press release put out by AVOS, the company run by the duo (note, you might not get to the release, as the AVOS site appears to have crashed): Delicious will become part of AVOS, a new Internet company.... Going back to their roots, Hurley and Chen located Delicious in downtown San Mateo, California, blocks away from where they started YouTube. They’re aggr [...]


Yahoo, You Flubbed News About The Future Of Delicious, Not The Press

Yesterday, like many news outlets, we saw a leaked slide that suggested that Yahoo might be closing Delicious. We didn't publish until we had a statement from Yahoo. That statement clarified nothing. So it's galling to have Yahoo today acting like the press got it all wrong. Yahoo "Disappointed" Over "Little Context" On the Delicious Blog today, Yahoo writes: Many of you have read the news stories about Delicious that began appearing yesterday. We’re genuinely sorry to have these stories appear with so little context for our loyal users.... We can only imagine how upsetting the news cove [...]


Not So Fast: Delicious.com May Survive, After All

Responding to the frenzy that happened yesterday after news spread that Delicious.com was likely to be shut down, Yahoo says the service may live on, after all. In a post today on the Delicious.com blog, the company emphatically says Delicious isn't closing. Is Delicious being shut down? And should I be worried about my data? - No, we are not shutting down Delicious. While we have determined that there is not a strategic fit at Yahoo!, we believe there is a ideal home for Delicious outside of the company where it can be resourced to the level where it can be competitive. What is Yaho [...]


10 Alternatives To Delicious.com Bookmarking

It looks like your (and my) personal search engine of interesting web pages is about to go away. Yahoo hasn't formally confirmed, but all signs point to the impending demise of delicious.com. What are we going to do with all of our bookmarks? There are several alternatives available and, if you're like me, you're going to have to test some of them out until you find the one that best fits how you like to save bookmarks and later search for them. You'll also want to export your existing delicious.com bookmarks and, if possible, import them into the new service you choose. Instructions on [...]


Confirmed: Yahoo Closing Buzz, Traffic APIs – Maybe Delicious & AltaVista

News is traveling fast about a leaked slide from a Yahoo "all hands" meeting earlier this week that listed several products -- including Delicous and AltaVista -- to be "sunsetted." Yahoo confirms that Yahoo Buzz will be closed, as will the Traffic APIs. Delicious seems likely to go, too. Here's the statement we received from Yahoo: Part of our organizational streamlining involves cutting our investment in underperforming or off-strategy products to put better focus on our core strengths and fund new innovation in the next year and beyond. We continuously evaluate and prioritize our po [...]


Yahoo Makes Delicious.com Cool Again

Think you can't teach an old dog new tricks? Take a look at the new features at Delicious.com and you'll think otherwise. Yahoo has announced a series of upgrades that makes Delicious -- the granddaddy of social bookmarking -- more relevant and useful than it's been in years. Sure, SEOs and online marketers have continued to appreciate the value of getting a bookmark on the Delicious "Popular" page, but regular users will appreciate today's upgrades. They involve a new take on hot/fresh bookmarks, new sharing features, and improved search functionality. Here's a look. Twitter-based Fres [...]


Del.icio.us Now Delicious.com, With Improvements

Delicious has now relaunched under Delicious.com with some new functionality. The old Delicious was at del.icio.us and should soon redirect to the new dot com address. Along with the domain change, the Delicious site has been redesigned to aid newcomers on using the site. Here are before and after screen captures: The old de.licio.us: The new Delicious.com: Other improvements include: Speed improvements make the pages load much faster then the old version.The search engine has been "overhauled" to be much faster and smarter. The search feature will now search within one of your tags [...]


Triage Time For Yahoo, Delicious Founder Latest Departure

Are we watching an awkward transition at Yahoo or something more like a collapse? To declare my biases openly, I hope it's the former. Yahoo and Google need strong competitors to keep them on their toes. But what's happening at Yahoo certainly does not look good. The company has gone through several "reorgs" in the past year and it appears there's another one coming. The impending reorganization seems, paradoxically, both a driver of the recent executive departures and a response to it. Techmeme has lots of gossip and discussion about the Yahoo employee exits. In particular, TechCrunch repor [...]


del.icio.us Extension For Internet Explorer Adds Firefox Features

The Delicious Blog announced the release of a new beta version of the del.icio.us bookmarks extension for Internet Explorer. The new version helps the IE version catch up with the Firefox version, which was released on April 30th. The new features include: Extremely high performance implementation allows for near instantaneous searching with very large accounts (over 10K bookmarks)Full del.icio.us sidebar and toolbar implementation with bookmark sync and typedown searchToolbar indicators for new network activity and links for youWorks on IE6, IE7, and IE8 beta on both XP and Vista For help [...]


Yahoo Tests Delicious Integration In Search Results

Yahoo has sent word that they are testing integration of data from their Delicious social bookmarking site within the Yahoo search results pages. For some users, a search will now show whether a page listed in Yahoo results is also on Delicious and how it has been tagged. It brings back memories of Yahoo My Web integration and, before that, how the Yahoo Directory used to work. More below. The screenshot above from Yahoo is an example of this. In a search on java, you can see under the page description for Java.com how you are also told: 40 people bookmarked this page under: java - softwar [...]


Live Blogging: SMX Social Media – Keynote Q&A: Joshua Schachter Of del.icio.us & Garrett Camp Of StumbleUpon

The closing session for the first day of SMX Social Media is a keynote conversation with Joshua Schachter of del.icio.us & Garrett Camp of StumbleUpon. We're going to learn more about the landscape and future of social networking. More coverage at Search Engine Roundtable and Search Engine Journal. Garrett is up first. He cofounded StumbleUpon six years ago. For the first four years, they were based in Canada, then moved to the company to Silicon Valley. The company was recently bought by eBay. Danny mentioned a NY Times quote that said just because people stop watching TV in favor being on [...]


Live Blogging: SMX Social Media – A Marketer’s Guide To Social Bookmarking And Tagging

I'm back for more live blogging of SMX Social Media. This session is all about social bookmarking and tagging. You can categorize and share information using things like De.licio.us, StumbleUpon, and Technorati. This panel includes Guillaume Bouchard of NVI, Michael Gray of Atlas Web Services, and Neil Patel of ACS. Coverage is also up at Search Engine Journal and Search Engine Roundtable. Guillaume notes that you can leverage social networks. Once your story is on one, you may be able to use that to get to another. For instance, if your site is submitted to Digg, people might see it and b [...]


Screenshots: The New Delicious

If everyone else is pushing out the quick previews of the new Delicious, hey, we'll add to the screenshot fodder for now. These are from an invite-only preview now out. There's no set launch date for the public beta, but Delicious founder Joshua Schachter emailed those in the invite with, "While we still have a lot of work left before we launch, I’m happy to say that most of the major pieces are now in place." The new home page: The default "Hotlist" view on the existing site changes to "Popular Bookmarks," and you can toggle to the Explore Tags view: Dr [...]


Del.icio.us Improves Firefox Bookmarks Extension

The del.icio.us blog announced an upgrade to their Firefox extension that enables the easy bookmarking of pages. The changes include: Searching and browsing your bookmarks can be done directly in your Firefox browser You can edit your bookmarks within Firefox You can define which tags to display in the Firefox toolbar also For a full tour of the new Firefox del.ico.us extension check out the quick tour. More coverage can be found at Techmeme.com. [...]


The Social Side Of Trustrank

A newly published patent application from Yahoo, Using community annotations as anchortext, provides a hint at some of the research and work that Yahoo is doing to incorporate user created tags, annotations, bookmarks, and social profiles into the way that they index and organize information, and rank that information. Danny asked me if I would mention a recent SEO by the Sea post here, where I went into some depth on the processes described in that document. It is at Social Trustrank and User Annotations as Anchor Text. One of the most interesting aspects the patent covers is how trustrank [...]


New Delicious Tagometer Badge

Yahoo's Delicious has rolled out a new Tagometer allowing people to better bookmark your pages plus see how they have been tagged. In addition, it shows the number of others who have save a page -- reminiscent of Digg's Digg Count button. [...]


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