News from Del.icio.us has been slow the last year – a couple of controversies and some solid overall growth. It’s an example of something the Internet really needed, but it’s also a bit of a one-trick pony. You bookmark stuff, tag it, and share it. Good data comes out of aggregrated user generated data. That’s pretty much the end of the story. I love Del.icio.us, but there isn’t much else to say about it, and the Yahoo team seems to be focused on getting del.icio.us, Yahoo Bookmarks and My Web onto a single back end platform.
Today, however, there is a bit of news. They’ve launched a website widget that displays the how many times that site has been bookmarked in Del.icio.us, along with popular tags. We’ve added the widget script below in this post. We may add it permanently to the site as well, in our effort to continue to provide full visibility into TechCrunch statistics.
To add the widget to your site, see the instructions here. It’s a one line script. Our previous coverage of Del.icio.us is here.