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New Delicious Website Looks Good, Works Different.

Posted by J Powers at 12:47 PM on September 28, 2011
Delicious Toolbar App Broken

Old Delicious Toolbar App - Broken

I use Delicious to put together my show notes. I have the toolbar on my Chrome browser that I select and put in keywords. However, yesterday the toolbar sat on “Loading”. I first thought it was a internet connection problem, but soon found out that the new owners of Delicious have changed the website. But it broke the toolbar in doing so.

It made my show note collection a little harder to do. I ended up putting all my links in Google docs. When I called them up during the show, I didn’t get the pages, but the Google “You are being redirected” message. That meant I had to select each link redirect message.

A little about Delicious

Delicious is a bookmark cloud service. The program was on the chopping block by Yahoo! After public outcry, Yahoo! decided to sell the website. The new owners - Chad Hurley and Steve Chen saved it from extinction. But they also knew that Delicious was on Yahoo!’s list because the service wasn’t making the right amount of revenue. Therefore, it’s time for a change.

I read the GigaOm talking about losing their bookmarks. That was a case where they didn’t update their profile when told Delicious was switching servers. I remember the email on April 27th – it stated that if you didn’t update, your bookmarks will be gone. So no sympathy:

Yahoo! is excited to announce that Delicious has been acquired by the founders of YouTube, Chad Hurley and Steve Chen. As creators of the largest online video platform, Hurley and Chen have firsthand expertise enabling millions of consumers to share their experiences with the world.Delicious will become part of their new Internet company, AVOS.

To continue using Delicious, you must agree to let Yahoo! transfer your bookmarks to AVOS. After a transition period and after your bookmarks are transferred, you will be subject to the AVOS terms of service and privacy policy.
Reasons to let Yahoo! transfer your bookmarks

  • Continue uninterrupted use of Delicious.
  •  Keep your Delicious account and all your bookmarks.
  • Enjoy the same look and feel of Delicious today plus future product innovations.
What happens if you do not transfer your bookmarks
  • Delicious in its current form will be available until approximately July 2011.
  • After that, you will no longer be able to use your existing Delicious account and will not have access to your existing bookmarks or account information.

I do agree with one thing the GigaOM article stated – Delicious might not fully know how people use the service. If they don’t fix the problems quickly, they are going to lose users to StumbleUpon and Reddit. But is it about fixing problems, or educating the users with the new features?

What I Really Like about the Redesign – Stacks

new delicious bookmark tool

new delicious bookmark tool with Stacks

This is actually a really nice addition to Delicious. It lets you have a visual list of your bookmarks, rather than just links. I have options to view in list or grid mode. I can even see in video mode – which my video show can be on the top of the list. If I create a stack for each show, it becomes a new set of show notes with a visual view.

Request – Bring Back the Chrome Extension QUICK

Right now they want you to drag a link to your bookmarks toolbar. Only problem is I don’t have my bookmarks showing (The hotkey to bring up the bookmark bar is “Shift-CTRL B”). I might get used to using it that way, but if there is an easier way for me to catalog my bookmarks, I will.

With a little learning, I think I will really enjoy the new Delicious site. It’s too soon to tell, but it could also become a great reference.

GNC-2007-10-25 #312

Posted by geeknews at 4:01 PM on October 25, 2007

MovableType gets a double barrel blast during this show. Lots of pledges coming into the OLPC fund raiser. Send your paypals to podcast@podcastconnect.com

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Show Notes:
Gmail to have IMAP Support
TaskPaper Review
New things in OS-X Leopard
Facebook scored big Money
Some Decent SEO Tips
Long Live PodTech
TiVo Update
StumbleUpon Driving Serious Traffic
Domain Snatching Investigation
10 Google Products you forgot about
Hydrogen Aviation Engine
Senator Slams Comcast
Naked Eye Comet Suddenly Brightens
Whois threatened
SanDisk Sues Everyone
SprintSecure Laptop Secure
Google Pagerank
Facebook on the Cheap?
GTalk and Yahoo Messengers Updates for Blackberry
Shuttle No Damage so Far!
Shutlle Arrives at ISS
Japan has Mobile Issues as Well
India call center worker shortage
UK wants ISP’s to block P2P
Don’t try to censor students

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Soccer Prank that could get you hurt
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10 Illegal Job Questions

GNC-2007-08-28 #297

Posted by geeknews at 4:21 AM on August 28, 2007

Talk a lot of Tech and reflect on the year anniversary of the loss of my father. Want to thank all of Ohana for staying subscribed to the show.

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Dead Internet?
Twitter Search
Zango Hijack
Amazing ISS Picture
26 Buzz Monitoring Tools
New Yahoo Mail
TorrentSpy Blocks USA Users
$100.00 Bill Technology
Have a Laptop Can Steal Car
iPhone Hack for a New Car
AllOfMP3 Coming Back Online
DirecTV On Demand
Podcasters New Recording Interface
Spy Phone
MacBook Pro Cooler (Cool)
Mini BlueTooth Adapter
New NASA Rocket
StumbleUpon Traffic Awesome
Bloglines New Interface and Visual Impaired Opposition
Website Traffic Tips to Check Out
No More Internet Coupons
Amazing Graphics Resizing Demo!
Windows Genuine Advantage Strands 12,000
Sony Possible More RootKits
NASA to Repair Shuttle Tank
45 Blog Designs