Delicious, the social bookmarking site, is still with us after 10 years – where many others aren’t. It has had a tumultuous ride with redesigns that added function and then took it away. Here’s another revamp – not enitrely for the good, but maybe it’s too soon to know..
Ten Years of Delicious – Same Ingredients, Brand New Flavor Delicious Blog (Sept 10)
View it at next.delicious.com
- restored tag bundles – can create new ones, thought I haven’t figured out how to change existing ones.
- bookmark item shows the date you added it. Good – I won’t have to note that in the description.
But where’s the search box? Must go back to the main Delicious.com to search. I searched for Google Glass and was surprised to see no recent bookmarks. But I’ve also noticed that results aren’t ranked by anything obvious – such as date, or number of times bookmarked, or obvious relevancy (true for some time) – and therefore a recent bookmark could show pages later.
I’d like to see Delicious continue, but suspect social bookmarking is losing its popularity.
Postscript (Sep 12): A former student in one of my classes wrote to say she found the search box. ” Finding the nearly invisible Search function on the new beta Delicious page on the user page took a while, but it is there –> in the blue banner on the left hand side, in the unmarked field immediately above “My Links” “. Thanks T for letting me know. It was very well disguised.