Friday, September 30, 2011

 

Goodbye, Delicious!

Delicious is a social bookmarking web service for storing, sharing, and discovering web bookmarks, says Wikipedia. Well, at least it was until a few days ago.

When AVOS took over, they promised Delicious would become “even easier and more fun to save, share, and discover”.

I haven’t quite figured out what the new site is about. All I can tell is that I am not interested in the featured stacks about synths and electronic music, 7 top articles on Michael Jackson, or Beyonce and beyond. I WANT MY BOOKMARKS!

One reason for using an online bookmarking service is the ability to share bookmarks between browsers and computers. Sure enough the site no longer works with Internet Explorer 8 at all and suggests that it might work better on Firefox.


Tag lists were temporarily broken. Search suggests fairly useless related tags (anyone in Vienna looking for dentists in London, Syracuse and Colorado?) Even bookmarking, the raison d'être of this site, doesn’t work well any more.

It’s obviously time to look for another bookmarking service while the Delicious export to save a bookmarks file locally still works.

Goodbye, Delicious!

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Comments:
Yeah, they even removed the option to search within my own bookmarks...
But are there any alternatives out there with support in all major browsers?
 
AVOS seems to make progress to restore Delicious' old power. Logins are working flawlessly again, bookmarks can be found again and the stacks, well I just ignore them for now and use Delicious for bookmarking as before :-)
 
Goodby Delicious. Just removed my account.
In the end it is too slow compared to pinboard.in, which loads way faster and has everything I need...
 
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