After YouTube’s founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen bought Delicious from Yahoo in early 2011, it looked like things would move quickly for the former Web 2.0 social bookmarking star. Overall, though, development of the service has moved rather slowly. Things started to pick up this fall, though, including a redesign and the launch of the new Delicious iPhone app earlier this month. Today, the company is announcing yet another iteration of its redesign on demo.delicious.com.
The new design, which is scheduled to be rolled out in early January, will feature a number of updates, including a new “omnibox” search bar, enhanced profile pages, a single-page viewing experience and keyboard shortcuts.
Here is the full run-down of the updates:
- An omnibox search bar to conveniently search across keywords, tags, usernames, your network and even tag bundles!
- Enhanced profile pages with names and personal bios added to make it easier to find friends and create a personalized link-sharing network of your own.
- Single-page viewing experience to speed up navigation across your links and to supercharge content discovery.
- Keyboard shortcuts to get you where you want to go faster than ever.
Delicious hasn’t talked about its user numbers since its relaunch, so it’s hard to say how the site is doing. For most users, social bookmarking has long been replaced with sharing links on social media services like Facebook and Twitter. It’s also worth noting, however, that the service’s iPhone app has fewer than 25 ratings and most third-party analytics firms currently see a downward trend for Delicious.
Delicious is a social bookmarking website – the primary use of Delicious is to store your bookmarks online, which allows you to access the same bookmarks from any computer and add bookmarks from anywhere, too. On Delicious, you can use tags to organize and remember your bookmarks, which is a much more flexible system than folders. You can also use del.icio.us to see the interesting links that your friends and other people bookmark, and share links with them in return....
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