• Will We See Delicious 2.0 This Week?

    It’s been four and a half months since Yahoo first previewed Delicious 2.0. We’ve heard not a peep from them since as to when it might launch publicly and replace the existing, somewhat dated interface. Well, ok, there was a peep last week. In a blog post titled “using delicious on your iphone” on the Delicious blog, they say “We know we haven’t updated the… Read More

  • Delicious Integrated Into Yahoo Search Results

    I just got word that Yahoo is testing the integration of Delicious user generated bookmarks into Yahoo search results pages (Yahoo acquired Delicious in late 2005). Some users will see the Delicious icon as part of their normal search results, which tells them how many people have bookmarked those pages, as well as the tags people have supplied for those pages. An example is here, and… Read More

  • 2008: Web 2.0 Companies I Couldn't Live Without

    This will be the third annual post on “Web 2.0 Companies I Couldn’t Live Without.” The first post, for 2006, is here. The 2007 post, written a year ago, is here. This is a list of the products I tend to use daily. Some are for work (WordPress, Delicious, Google Docs, etc.), some are for fun (Amazon Music, Amie Street, etc), and some are useful for both (Digg, Skype… Read More

  • Google Tops Feed Reader and Social Bookmark Rankings

    Some interesting audience-engagement data just came out from, which ranks the top feed readers and bookmarking services by how actively they are used. These rankings are based on how many times people across the Web add a link to a bookmarking service or a feed to an RSS reader using the AddThis button. (That’s the little orange button with the gold cross you see below… Read More

  • Exclusive: Screen Shots And Feature Overview of Delicious 2.0 Preview

    Social bookmarking site Delicious launched a limited, invite-only preview of version 2.0 of the service this afternoon. The new site can be accessed at, although only invited users can actually get in. The Delicious service (no longer “” and now residing at boasts 3 million registered users and 100 million unique URLs bookmarked. If… Read More

  • If You Don't Use, You Will Now

    Social bookmarking service has one of the more popular Firefox Add-ons, but until recently it didn’t sync with your account and bring bookmarks and tags to the browser. A few months ago they quietly released a new version that basically takes over the Firefox bookmarking function, but it wasn’t syncing fast enough for power users. Today they’ve updated the Add-On… Read More

  • Widget Released

    News from 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, but… Read More

  • reports 1 million users – post Yahoo! growth tops all of Digg founder Joshua Schachter just posted to the blog that the service has registered its 1 millionth user. Schachter says that number has more than tripled in the last 9 months. The company was acquired by Yahoo! ten months ago, in December of 2005. Digg, by comparison, reported last month that it has a half million registered users. While came online in… Read More

  • Traffic fight: Hitwise says is soaring

    New numbers indicate that, just as the company says, Yahoo! owned has experienced substantial growth since the December acquisition. Respected traffic analysts Hitwise just posted a report that the site’s traffic has more than doubled since January. Last week Michael Arrington made a series of posts here about some contested traffic stats on the popular social… Read More

  • More Stats on, This Time Positive

    This is an update on the post I wrote about earlier today that showed massively decreasing traffic on the site according to Comscore, and flat traffic from Alexa. I spoke with founder Joshua Schacter this afternoon as well as Eckart Walther, VP Product for Search (Joshua’s boss) and Melissa Rische, PR Manager for Yahoo Search. They gave me some internal Yahoo… Read More

  • Dazzle Us Again,

    Update: See my updated post on, “More Stats on, This Time Positive” It’s been nearly eight months since was acquired by Yahoo, and it is still the reigning champion of social bookmarking. But the recent numbers aren’t looking so good. In fact, by some measures they’ve tanked completely. Comscore shows U.S. unique visitors and… Read More

  • Web 2.0 Companies I Couldn't Live Without

    There have been numerous 2005 “best of” and 2006 “predictions” posts over the last few weeks as the year comes to an end. I’m not going to write one of those. Giving out “best of” awards seems presumptuous to me, given that I’ve been blogging all of six months. And while predictions are fun, they aren’t all that useful in the end. What I… Read More

  • – Yahoo Acquires

    I just got off an instant message conversation with Joshua Schachter, the founder of I was asking him for any comment on the Yahoo acquisition rumors and he pointed me to the blog. Yahoo has acquired, which has approximately 300,000 users: y.ah.oo! We’re proud to announce that has joined the Yahoo! family. Together we’ll continue… Read More

  • New Look At just put up a completely new site. Recent bookmarks on the left, popular bookmarks on the right. It’s about time. :-) Nice one, Joshua. Logged In: Logged Out: Thanks for the tip Brian. Read More

  • Instantly Hooked on

    Three sites I use often are Digg, Slashdot and If you want to find out what’s hot right now on the Internet, those sites will tell you (although Memeorandum usually gets the news even before these sites). I saw a blurb on Programmable Web about, which launched yesterday. combines results from all three of those sites into one very clean interface. Read More

  • Wow! rolls out more stuff

    In addition to the robust and open search functionality released by earlier this week, there are at least two additional new features that are worth noting. I also have a few more thought on the search function below. Media Player has built a media player directly into the site. If you find a link to a MP3 file, a small icon appears to the left of the bookmark that can… Read More

  • Expands Search Feature

    Fred Wilson reports that has extended its existing user-only search to everyone. Previously search was available only if you were logged in to your account. Check it out on any page, including here. Joshua Schachter has not yet written about this on the blog. Search functionality has also been expanded. In addition to showing your own results… Read More

  • Google Targets

    Google has quietly launched a nascent bookmarking and tagging product as a feature to search history. It’s not “social” bookmarking, like, because bookmarks are not public and cannot be shared among users. The product also requires way too many steps to create a bookmark. To bookmark a site, make sure your google search history is turned on. Click… Read More

  • Happy Birthday! turned two years old on September 15, 2005. Happy Birthday, and Congratulations Joshua! Read More

  • Toolbar Coming

    Previous Posts: August 15, 2005, July 10, 2005 and June 16, 2005 This is definitely filed under the rumor category, but two people have separately pointed out to me a public link by Fred Wilson (user’s links are posted under the URL[username]). Fred links to a toolbar Firefox Extension called Very Delicious (see below). In the… Read More