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What is Delicious?

Delicious is a free service designed with care to be the best place to save what you love on the web. We keep your stuff safe so it’s there when you need it – always. Delicious remembers so you don’t have to. It’s easy to build up a collection of links, essentially creating your own personal search engine. It’s quick to organize your links so that when you’re looking for something, you can find it within seconds. Our smart search makes that process even faster so you never waste any time trying to hunt down that one article you read that one time, or that song you heard once but forgot to buy. Originally founded in 2003 as a social bookmarking service, Delicious was acquired from Yahoo! and rebuilt by AVOS. Helmed by YouTube founders Chad Hurley & Steve Chen, the site was relaunched in 2011 with a new focus on curation and discovery. It was next acquired by Science in 2014, and then by DomainerSuite in 2015.

Get in Touch

Check out our official Delicious blog for news on the latest site developments, and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Google Plus!

The Team

We’re a small, international team of designers and developers all over the world.

For any additional questions or issues, feel free to email us at support@delicious.com.

Our bookmarklet lets you quickly add links from any web page. Make sure your bookmarks toolbar is visible, then drag this button there. Click ‘+ Add to Delicious’ any time you want to add a page.

Safari users need to enable third party cookies to remain logged in to the bookmarklet. This can be done by going to your Safari Preferences, selecting Privacy, and setting Block cookies and other website data to Never.

+ Add to Delicious

Delicious Web

Get more organized by saving links directly from your browser.

Choose “Favorites bar” in View > Toolbars.

Save Buttons

With a “Save this on Delicious” button, you can provide your site visitors an easy way to save it to Delicious. Here is an example with an image added before the link:

Add this link to your page to let people add your site to Delicious. Copy the code below. Hold your finger down on it until the copy paste handles pop up, then select it all and copy it.

The Delicious Android App is here!

Two weeks ago, we re-launched Delicious with a brand new design and a renewed commitment to making Delicious better than ever. Since then, we’ve continued to make improvements to the new design and have also released our first official Android app!

Download the Android app from the Play Store here.

With the Android app you can save, find, and sort your links from anywhere. Easily edit tags and comments by pressing and holding links, and find interesting content saved by your friends in the Network feed.

The app integrates into the Android universal share menu in browsers and other apps for quick and easy bookmarking. From any webpage, go to the Share menu, then hit Save to Delicious. You can add tags and save your link without ever leaving the original app.

We’ve also updated our iPhone app to match our new Android app. Download or update here.

We want to thank everyone in the Delicious community for your great feedback on the new website. We’ve been implementing your ideas into the site on a daily basis. If you have anything to say about the new design or our apps, we’d love to hear from you at

Frequently Asked Questions

Joining Delicious

How do I create an account on Delicious?

To create a Delicious account, visit delicious.com and click Sign Up. From there, you can create a new account from scratch using your email or you can choose to sign up using your Facebook, Google Plus, or Twitter accounts.

What are the benefits of signing up with Facebook or Twitter?

When you sign up with Facebook or Twitter, we will import your name, username, and email address, meaning you won’t have to fill them out in the next step. We will also automatically import the links you share on the service and let you find and follow your friends.

What if I don’t want people to see my links from Facebook or Twitter?

By default, links imported from Facebook or Twitter are set to public. You can change your default setting or disconnect from connected accounts in your account settings.

What desktop web browsers do you support?

For the best experience on Delicious, we recommend you use the latest versions of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, or Safari.

What mobile web browsers do you support?

We officially support Mobile Safari on iOS, Google Chrome for iOS, Google Chrome for Android and Firefox for Android. We are working hard to add support for more mobile browsers.

Adding & Editing Links

How do I add links to Delicious?

The easiest way to add links to Delicious is with the Delicious bookmarklet, a simple button for your browser that you can use while viewing any page, image, video, or document on the web. You can also select ‘Add Bookmark’ from the top menu of any page to open an add bookmark box and directly enter a URL. Finally, you can click ‘Save Bookmark’ on any link you see on Delicious.

How do I add comments and tags to my links?

When saving a bookmark, you are encouraged to include a comment and tags to better categorize and contextualize why you’re adding the page to your collection. Tags can be one word or many, with commas used between each tag to designate where tags begin and end. If a link has already been saved, click ‘Edit’ (next to it) to add additional tags or update your comments. Tags and comments can be edited, renamed, or deleted at any time.

How do I edit or delete my bookmarks?

Once you’ve added a bookmark, you can always go back to rename the title, add or edit your tags and comments, change its privacy setting, or delete it. Click ‘My Links’ to access your collection of bookmarks, then edit or delete individual bookmarks by clicking ‘Edit Bookmark’ or ‘Delete Bookmark’ for each item. You can also bulk edit multiple items by checking the items you wish to edit, and then selecting the appropriate action at the top of the list.

When I add a link to Delicious, who owns that content?

You do. As per our Terms and Conditions, everything you add to Delicious and all of your data on Delicious is always owned by you, not by us. However you are giving us certain rights to use things you add to Delicious as part of our operation of the service and we are giving you the right to use Delicious.

Can I edit multiple links at once?

Yes, you can. You can bulk edit multiple items by checking the items you wish to edit, and then selecting the appropriate action at the top of the list.

How can I make all of my links private/public at once?

Select the items you wish to edit (by checking each item’s checkbox), and then select ‘Make Public’ or ‘Make Private’ at the top of the list.

Why aren’t images being pulled in?

We no longer fetch or store images for bookmarks.

How do I sort my links alphabetically?

Currently we don’t support this feature. Our apologies!

Why is my Delicious browser extension broken?

We no longer actively support the browser extensions (we go into more detail on our blog). We recommend installing our bookmarklet to add links easily as you surf the web.

Managing Tags

What are tags?

Tags are short, handy keywords that help you categorize and easily find your Delicious links again.

How do I rename or delete tags?

Tags can be deleted individually from a bookmark by editing each by clicking on ‘Edit Bookmark’ next to each link, or by selecting multiple items and clicking on ‘Rename Tag’ or ‘Remove Tags’ on the top menu.

What is a tag bundle?

A tag bundle is a collection of tags, usually used to group similar tags together. To create one, click on the pen icon next to ‘Tag Bundles’ and select ‘Create a New Bundle.’ You will be prompted to name your bundle, and to add the tags you want in the bundle.

How do I edit a tag bundle?

Click on the pen icon next to ‘Tag Bundles’ and then click ‘Edit’ for the bundle you want to edit.

Search & Discovery

How do I search for links on Delicious?

Search is the best way to find your links and discover new content across the site. The Delicious search bar is located in the top menu.

Can I use more advanced search terms?

Yes you can! Use @username to search for a specific user, #tagname to search for a specific tag, or enter a URL to go directly to that link’s details. Type [?] on any page to see more tips on how to search.

What about searching tags?

The search field also lets you search your own tags. Search a tag by typing a pound symbol (#) and then the tag, for example, #design or #recipes. If you put your username in front of it with an ‘@’ sign, you can search your own tags.

Following, Inbox, & My Feed

What is following?

Following allows you to see new links posted on Delicious by other users you like. Click on the ‘My Feed’ tab to keep track of the users you decide to follow.

How do I add users to my Network?

When you come across a user collecting great content, you can keep track of their activity and see their saves in your search results by adding them to your Network. From a user’s profile page, simply click the ‘Follow’ button at the top to add them to your network. You can also find your friends and follow them by connecting to Facebook and Twitter.

What’s the ‘Inbox’?

The ‘Inbox’ link in the top navigation bar is where you receive shared links sent directly to you by other Delicious users. All inbox messages are private and not visible to other users.

What’s ‘My Feed’?

Your ‘Feed’ is where you can see the latest bookmarks from users you follow and tags to which you subscribe.

Privacy & Imports

How is privacy handled on Delicious?

When a link is marked private on Delicious, your account will be the only one who can view it. Any tags exclusively associated with private links will also only be visible to you.

How do I make a link private?

Links added on Delicious are public by default, but you can also choose to make them private when you save them. The privacy setting on links can be edited at anytime by clicking ‘Edit’ for each individual link (or by selecting multiple links), then selecting on either ‘Public’ or ‘Private’ on the edit screen.

How do I block Delicious users from following me?

Unfortunately, you cannot currently block users from following you on Delicious. Being followed does not expose any information that has not already been made public and doesn’t add anything to your account that you don’t want to see. If you don’t want your links to be seen, you can make them private at any time.

How do I import my bookmarks or export links from Delicious?

Log in and head to your ‘Settings’ page, found by mousing over the “Profile” button on the top right. There you’ll find options to both import and export your links or browser bookmarks.

How do I import the links from my browser into Delicious?

If you have links bookmarked in your browser(s), it’s easy to import them into Delicious. Usually in the Manage Bookmarks section of your browser, there will be an option to export your bookmarks. Once you’ve exported your browser bookmarks, head to your Delicious Settings page, click the ‘import/upload links’ link, select the file with the exported bookmarks, and click import. Depending on the system load and the number of bookmarks being imported, this process can take some time. You will be emailed when the import is complete.

Argh. There’s a problem with my bookmark import process. What do I do?

Large imports can take some time to complete, sometimes as long as a day. If you have received an ‘import completed’ email and you are still not seeing your links, contact us via the feedback email and we’ll look into the problem.

How can I import links from my Twitter or Facebook account?

Under the Social tab of your Settings page you’ll find options and instructions for connecting your Delicious account with your profiles on Twitter and Facebook. If you have a lot of tweets or posts containing links, it may take awhile for them to get imported into your account, so please be patient.

What else should I know about connecting Twitter?

Tweets are not imported in real time. Depending on circumstances, it can be as little as five minutes or as much as 24 hours before they appear on Delicious. Favorited tweets’ links will retain the date they were originally published. Twitter hash tags will be converted to unique tags on Delicious.

Account Settings

How do I update my account settings?

From your Settings page you can instantly update almost any detail from your account – including your profile image, display name, bio, personal website, email address, password, notification settings, and connections with external services such as Facebook and Twitter.

How do I change my password?

Click over to your Settings page and you’ll find a ‘Password’ tab where you can create a new password for your account.

Can I change my username?

Unfortunately, once you’ve set your username, you can’t change it. If you want, you can use the export and import features in your settings to move your links to a new account that you create.

How do I change my profile picture?

From the ‘Picture’ tab on your Settings page, you can upload any gif, jpeg, or bmp less than 5 mb by selecting it from your computer and uploading it. Once it’s processed, you’ll be able to choose the crop you want to get the best avatar. Click ‘submit crop’, and a few seconds later you’ll have a new profile picture.

Why is my account no longer on Delicious?

The new owners of Delicious were legally required to obtain permission from Yahoo! users before migrating their bookmarks to the new site. Despite best efforts to inform everyone over months of emails, prompts at every Delicious log-in, posts and press, some users did not learn about it in time, so their accounts could not be migrated.

I missed the opt-in period, can I recover my bookmarks?

Unfortunately, if you missed the opt-in to migrate your account from Yahoo!, all that data stayed on Yahoo! servers. After extending the amount of time users could recover their data by more than a month after migration, the servers have since been decomissioned and the data is no longer available.

I used to log in with my Yahoo! account. Why doesn’t that work?

If you used to log in with your Yahoo! account and you opted-in to the migration, you chose a unique Delicious username that you now need to use. Can’t remember your new username? Try your yahoo ID name (without the @yahoo.com) first, and if that doesn’t work try searching for links you saved on Delicious to find any associated user comments.

Where are the bookmarklet and other tools?

They’re all located on the Tools page.

Where is the documentation for RSS and JSON feeds?

Feed information is available at http://delicious.com/rss.

I’ve forgotten my username, how can I get it back?

Email us at support@delicious.com and we’ll help you recover your username.

I’ve forgotten my password, how can I get it back?

Select the Forgot Password option from the login screen to have a password reset email sent to you.

How do I deactivate my account?

To deactivate your account, head to your Settings page and click ‘Deactivate my account.’

Why can’t I sign in with my email address?

We unfortunately can’t support logging in through email because multiple accounts can be attached to a single email address. If you’ve forgotten your username, send your email address to support@delicious.com and we will look it up for you.

How do I change my notification preferences?

Head to your Settings page and click on the ‘Notifications’ tab to choose and change your email alert preferences. You can receive emails when you have a new follower, a stack of yours has a new follower, when a link or stack is shared to your inbox, when you’re featured, or when there’s an update to a stack you follow. Not getting notifications? Make sure your email is correct in your Settings ‘Profile’ tab.

Mobile

Are there any mobile apps for Delicious?

Our official Delicious apps for iPhone, iPad, and Android can be downloaded from the App Store and Play Store and include many of the same features as the main website. The bookmarklet for iOS can also be installed from our Tools page.

Can I use Delicious on other smartphones?

Yes you can. Just open up the browser on your phone, and head to delicious.com. You’ll be able to sign in, search, browse and edit your links, and add new links, follow and unfollow people, and more.

Reporting Issues

What should I do if something doesn’t work?

First, try refreshing the page and check that you have the correct URL. If that doesn’t solve the problem, we may be experiencing some issues on our end. We’ll be working hard to fix them, but feel free to reach out to us via email at support@delicious.com to let us know you’re having problems with the site.

Help! Something has happened to my account!

If something has happened to your account, for example you have forgotten your username, or some links are missing, or your tags are broken, then reach out to us via email at support@delicious.com. We’ll look into the problem and do our best to fix it for you.

Contact

How do I get in contact with Delicious?

Check out our official Delicious blog for news on the latest site developments, and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, & Google Plus! For any additional questions or issues (including issues related to abuse, inappropriate content, spam, or if you are a journalist or analyst seeking information), email us at support@delicious.com and we’ll be happy to help.

RSS & JSON Feeds

What are Delicious Feeds?

For most pages within Delicious, there are associated read-only data feeds for bookmarks and other information displayed in a browser. These feeds come in several formats – including RSS and JSON – and offer windows onto what’s going on at Delicious that you can use in news readers, blogs, or your own third-party applications.

What is RSS?

RSS is a format used by many news sites and blogs to publish content on the web. Using RSS to publish content enables news readers and personalized start pages to pull new stuff all into one place. Applications that understand RSS can do the footwork and provide a one-stop shop to help readers keep on top of things without needing to surf all over the web in person. Accordingly, Delicious offers links to companion RSS feeds on most Profile pages to help you keep track of links from other users. Look for the ‘rss’ link just under a user’s profile picture. In addition, many web browsers – such as Firefox and Internet Explorer – automatically detect RSS feeds associated with pages and offer convenient ways to subscribe.

What is JSON?

JSON, which stands for JavaScript Object Notation, is a lightweight data-interchange format easily used in browser-based mashups, blog badges, and other scenarios including server-side and desktop applications. You can use feeds at Delicious in JSON format to fetch, remix, and mashup a variety of data for use in your own custom applications and browser-based hacks.

How fresh are the feeds?

Since feeds at Delicious see quite a bit of high-volume use, it’s not practical to offer immediately fresh results at all times. In particular, RSS feeds may not be updated more than twice an hour, and JSON feeds are likely to show a degree of staleness at times as well. Polling feeds more often will not yield better data, and may result in HTTP 503 Unavailable errors indicating either that your application has been blocked or the servers are otherwise temporarily throttling your requests.

What feeds are available at Delicious?

Feeds at Delicious all share the following base URL prefix:

  •  http://feeds.delicious.com/v2/{format}/

The placeholder {format} specifies the output format for the feed, which currently includes the values rss and json.

All feed formats accept the following query-string parameters:

    •  ?count={1..100}: Limit the results to the given number, between 1 and 100 (default 15)

For RSS format feeds, Delicious performs user-agent detection and, for certain news readers, includes enhanced HTML content in items while minimizing the amount of machine-readable metadata. This feature can be intentionally switched on or disabled with the following URL query-string parameters:

    •  ?plain: Disable enhanced item HTML content.
    •  ?fancy: Enable enhanced item HTML content.

To help enable JSON-based mashups, there are a few URL query-string parameters to tweak the JSON output:

  •  ?callback={js call}: Allows the inclusion of a wrapper function call around the JSON data. The value is filtered by a whitelist consisting of these characters: 0-9 a-z A-Z ()[],._-+=/|\~?!#$^*: ‘\”

The following feed URL patterns use these placeholders:

  •  {format}: replaced with either ‘rss’ or ‘json’
  •  {username}: replaced with a user’s login name on delicious
  •  {tag[+tag+...+tag]}: replaced with a tag or an intersection of tags.
  •  {url md5}: is intended for the MD5 hash of a URL.
  •  {key}: a security key for the feed, which can be found via the page associated with the feed (eg. inbox, network or bookmarks). Allows visibilty to otherwise private data.

Finally, what are the URLs for Delicious RSS Feeds?

Recent bookmarks

  • http://feeds.delicious.com/v2/{format}/recent

Recent bookmarks by tag

  • http://feeds.delicious.com/v2/{format}/tag/{tag[+tag+...+tag]}

Bookmarks for a specific user

  • http://feeds.delicious.com/v2/{format}/{username}

Private bookmarks for a specific user

  • http://feeds.delicious.com/v2/{format}/{username}?private={key}

Bookmarks for a specific user by tag(s)

  • http://feeds.delicious.com/v2/{format}/{username}/{tag[+tag+...+tag]}

Private bookmarks for a specific user by tag(s)

  • http://feeds.delicious.com/v2/{format}/{username}/{tag[+tag+...+tag]}?private={key}

Public summary information about a user

  • http://feeds.delicious.com/v2/{format}/userinfo/{username}

A list of all public tags for a user

  • http://feeds.delicious.com/v2/{format}/tags/{username}

A list of related public tags for a user tag combination

  • http://feeds.delicious.com/v2/{format}/tags/{username}/{tag[+tag+...+tag]}

Bookmarks from a user’s subscriptions

  • http://feeds.delicious.com/v2/{format}/subscriptions/{username}

Private feed for a user’s inbox bookmarks from others

  • http://feeds.delicious.com/v2/{format}/inbox/{username}?private={key}

Bookmarks from members of a user’s network

  • http://feeds.delicious.com/v2/{format}/network/{username}

Bookmarks from members of a user’s network by tag

  • http://feeds.delicious.com/v2/{format}/network/{username}/{tag[+tag+...+tag]}

A list of a user’s network members

  • http://feeds.delicious.com/v2/{format}/networkmembers/{username}

Recent bookmarks for a URL

  • http://feeds.delicious.com/v2/{format}/url/{url md5}

Summary information about a URL

  • http://feeds.delicious.com/v2/json/urlinfo/{url md5}>

Ten Years of Delicious – Same Ingredients, Brand New Flavor

We’re excited to announce the release of the brand new Delicious!

Delicious first launched in September of 2003 (then known as del.icio.us), and to celebrate our ten year anniversary we’ve rebuilt Delicious from the ground up. It’s faster, easier to use, and a whole lot more… well, delicious.

 

Music by Andre Burgos

We listened to your feedback and improved every aspect of the site — adding new features, improving current ones, and even bringing back a few old favorites.

With ten years of bookmarking comes ten years of community-curated links, tags, comments, and bundles — an extremely powerful resource that gets more valuable with every single save. We’re harnessing the nearly one billion links on Delicious into an unparalleled tool for search and discovery.

What’s changed?

 

Quite a bit! The entire site has been streamlined into a single-column layout for faster navigation without any clutter, and we’ve made some other improvements.

  • Tags and tag bundles are accessible from the top of every page.
  • Links can be searched or filtered by tag with a single click.
  • Double click any link to add it to your collection or edit one of your existing bookmarks.
  • The Discover feed is now personalized. See relevant links from your feed when you connect with Twitter.

What hasn’t?

Delicious is still all about you. Your links, your tags, your rules. We’ve dusted off the digital archives and brought back a few of oft-requested features, including:

  • Comprehensive tagging tools, with the ability to add tags to multiple links at once.
  • Search tags and sort results by recent or popular.
  • Stats for how often a bookmark has been saved and who was the first to add each link.
  • Your own personal tag cloud.

What’s to come?

We’re only just getting started. This new design is a direct response to responses from the Delicious community, so we absolutely still want to hear your feedback. In the coming months, we’ll be consistently pushing out new updates, features, apps (yes, Android), browser extensions, and more — so stay tuned!

Thanks to everyone in the community for ten great years of bookmarking.

Here’s to many more!

Standing Out: Delicious as Your Personal Digital Portfolio

Charlie Hoehn is what we like to call a Delicious power user, having collected almost 5,000 links and 10,000 followers over the past five years. He’s even featured on our home page!

 

We recently spoke to him about his uses for Delicious, and one way he uses the site really stood out to us.

Charlie uses Delicious to keep track of his digital portfolio.

He does this in two ways:

First, he keeps track of all of the times he or his work is mentioned in the press, and saves it to his Delicious account with the tag #press.

Second, he keeps track of his writing across the web with the tag #charlie_hoehn so that he has an ever-evolving, easily indexed digital portfolio for all of his work — extremely useful for landing jobs, clients, or just showing off his influence and expertise.

This can be an extremely useful (and valuable) practice not just for writers, but anyone who showcases their work on the internet, from artists to musicians to programmers. Having an always up-to-date digital portfolio is a massive weapon in your back pocket when looking for a job or a client (or just to prove to your parents that becoming an artist was a good decision!).

Announcing the Delicious iPad app!

We’re excited to announce that our iPad app is live in the App Store! Download it here.

 

The app mirrors the style of our official iPhone app, but is designed specifically for the larger screen size, including an expanded web browser view.

You can search your collection, add new bookmarks, and browse through links the community and your network of friends are saving. Enjoy the benefits of Delicious on the go, and never struggle to find a link again!

If you have any feedback, don’t hesitate to reach out on Twitter @Delicious

Site Maintenance

*Update:* The delicious API, feeds and previous are now working! We apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced but are happy to announce that there should no longer be any issues. Please contact us at support@delicious.com if you experience otherwise.

*Update:* We are expecting the delicious API, feeds and previous to be unavailable for an additional hour. Please stay tuned for more information.

*Update:* The delicious API, feeds, previous will be unavailable for the next hour while database migrations continue. This should dramatically reduce the partial site outages some users are experiencing.

*URGENT SITE MAINTENANCE:* Database will be upgraded at 11:30 a.m. PT due to a large spike, causing an outage of unknown duration. We will keep you updated with the duration of this outage shortly. Check in with our blog posts to see any new updates regarding this issue!

*Update:*  The exporting of links is now fixed. If you are still experiencing any issues with exporting please contact us at support@delicious.com.

*Update:* Some users were experiencing problems loading feeds from feeds.delicious.com. We have fixed the problem, but please contact us if you encounter any more issues there. Other users have seen errors where the “Rate limit has been exceeded”, we are currently investigating this issue.

*Update:* Service was restored after approximately 20 minutes of downtime. If you find features that are not working, please contact us at support@delicious.com.

***Databases are going down now for maintenance.  Problems logging in are expected over the next 30 minutes.***

**Update:** The importing and exporting of links will be temporarily unavailable until Tuesday. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and will keep you updated on the progress!

*Update:* We just had an executive meeting and our operations plan got a green light, we are going to go live tonight!

Delicious users,

We are currently in the process of moving our data center. The entire maintenance window is expected to be from Friday April 3rd at 8:00 p.m. PT until Saturday April 4th 9:00 a.m. PT. During this time you may experience interruptions when saving and retrieving links. We are anticipating a full site outage at some point during that window,  but we are expecting it to last less than 1 hour.

During the maintenance window, please try to minimize the number of links you save: they will appear in your saved links but there might be a delay when searching for them for up to  7 days. Any links saved before or after the window will appear immediately in searches.

Discontinuing Delicious Premium

Dear Premium Delicious Users,

After careful consideration, we have decided to discontinue the Premium service at Delicious. While we appreciate the passionate users who paid to use our service, the bottom line is that there have not been enough to support the resources required to maintain separate functionality.

We have canceled all premium subscriptions at paypal, and have also refunded all monthly payments since Dec. 13, 2015 and all yearly payments since Dec 1, 2015.

If you were a yearly subscriber who made payment before Dec, 1, 2015, and you would like a pro-rated refund, please contact support@delicious.com.

Thank you again for your support of Delicious, and your patience with us while we strive to improve functionality for all users.

Delicious Changes

Dear Delicious Users,

My name is Tony Aly, and I’m the CEO of Delicious Media, a new company formed in alliance between my company, Domainersuite, and Science, the company that has managed Delicious since 2013. Science has transitioned control of Delicious to our new entity so that my team and I can dedicate ourselves to the long-term success and stability of this wonderful, useful, trailblazing site.

As part of this transition, over the next few weeks, we will be a making a few fairly prominent changes to the site.

The first big change you’ll notice is our transition from the javascript front-end framework that has been powering the content at https://www.delicious.com. The engineers who crafted this version of the site are incredibly talented, and their code is amazing. It’s beautiful and powerful, but it has posed several significant challenges for us. For example, the search engines have a real problem reading our content, hindering users’ efforts to use Google or Bing to find what they’re looking for on Delicious.

Fortunately for us, the version that the javascript site replaced has been kept alive at previous.delicious.com. This was built using a much more traditional framework, and it’s great! In fact, many of our longtime users have continued to prefer it over the main site, and frankly, so do we. Therefore, we are switching to this platform for our main site, and this transition will position us to quickly iterate in our ongoing efforts to keep Delicious thriving.

The next change will arguably be a bit bigger. One of the terms of the transition is that we must revert to the original URL: http://del.icio.us. This will pose a few challenges, as there a lot of moving parts involved. But it’s something we have to do.

Another exciting change that many of our users have been asking for is to bring back stacks. We agree — stacks are awesome! Please keep an eye out for this very cool and exciting feature to make a comeback.

In a nutshell, we’re going back to our roots. Delicious is the original social bookmarking site, and we’re honored to be its caretakers.

Please be patient with us as we make these changes, and know that while we fully expect to break things…our team is fully dedicated to making things right.

Please email support@delicious.com to let us know how we’re doing and how we can make the site better for you.

What’s new with Delicious?

You asked, we listened! We’ve heard all your feedback after our survey 4 months ago and put our efforts forward to increase your Delicious experience.

Going ad-free

We know how annoying ads can be, but we are a business and want to keep serving you, so we’ve offered a paid delicious membership that’s ad-free!  No advertisements will appear on any page that you visit on Delicious or share from your Delicious account. Delicious daily e-mails will also be ad-free and advertisers will not have any visibility into your Delicious activity.

Our premium membership also includes quarterly voting, where users can voice opinions to help and recommend us with any upcoming features.

Fixing Feeds

We are making a change to our service offering to handle the increase in feed traffic over the last few years. Thanks to the hard work of our technical team, we’re still able to offer the feeds for free to all, but effective this week, there are a few limitations.

First, we cannot continue to serve them for free over HTTPS, but we can over plain HTTP.

Second, feed data needs to be cached, or changes to the your links will be delayed when the feed is requested.

If either of these is a problem, or you’re looking for a way to help out Delicious, we’d love to invite you to beta test the premium feed by e-mailing support@delicious.com for the beta url.

Revocable Email

Delicious also now offers a whole new way to enhance your everyday communication through our new service, Dmail. Dmail, is a chrome extension available to all users, that allows you to send private, self destructing email from your Gmail account. Enhancing the old with something newer and better is what we’re all about. The idea for Dmail came from our own personal experience sending and trying to protect sensitive information via email. Our core belief is that the sender should own the content of their email, and more specifically, access to it. The recipient should currently be able to view the content of the email in the browser without having to install the chrome extension. The Dmail extension is only necessary if you want to send a Dmail.

We’re still early in our product process, but we built this tool out of a pain many of us have experienced and we hope it makes life easier for you as well!

Thanks again!

At Delicious, we are constantly working on bigger and better things to serve you. A few months ago we completed a migration to a faster more efficient platform. We also added a support system, AVOS, that Delicious didn’t have before. All these updates are only the beginning of all the great things we are determined to offer our users. As a business that was born out of feedback, we are always eager to hear more, so if you have any questions, concerns or comments please contact us at feedback@delicious.com.