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[NO LONGER WORKS] Delicious has treated fans today to a new look and new features designed to bring Delicious into the heart of the social networking sphere. The new look is a great improvement, while the service now allows profile pictures and new ways to share links in order to be more sociable and visually appealing.

The new Stacks are the most interesting new feature, allowing anyone to create a public playlist around a theme. Users can pick several links to feature, then choose images, layout and order of the links for featuring publicly.

Users can now follow their favourite Delicious users, a new feature which has replaced the old Delicious Network. Unfortunately for users of the old Delicious Network, the old connections were not imported into the new system.

Privacy settings from the old Delicious have been maintained in the new Delicious as have tags and information on when links were saved.

The new Delicious has maintained the functionality of the old API and other useful [NO LONGER WORKS] tools such as RSS feeds.

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The Bundles feature has been lost to the new Stacks despite the difference in functionality. Stacks essentially function as a featured tag which you need to manually update, while Bundles collected bookmarks from related tags into one list automatically. The new Stacks, however, can be saved by any user with one click.

Check out how to use Stacks.

What do you think of the new [NO LONGER WORKS] Delicious? Love it or hate it?

Source: [NO LONGER WORKS] Delicious

  1. Jolugaju
    December 20, 2011 at 8:01 am

    I definetely hate it.
    There's a new way to show your links? ... OK! No problem!
    BUT DON'T KILL THE PREVIOUS !!

  2. Grazely
    October 3, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    If you need some awesome tagging functionality, you're all welcome to check out Grazely. :)

    • Angela Alcorn
      October 4, 2011 at 1:10 pm

      Thanks - I will. :)

  3. Fred
    September 28, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    From Diigo's import-from-delicious page, this afternoon: "We are getting a huge number of import requests recently, so it may take a while to process (...) Incase you are wondering why it is taking so long, basically, in the last day or so, tens of thousands of users have entrusted us with millions of precious bookmarks collected over the years, "
    Hahhahah. Goodbye Delicious, you morons!

    • Angela Alcorn
      September 29, 2011 at 6:16 am

      I actually started using Diigo when Delicious was originally announced to be shutting down. But this was because I realised that I really needed these links backed up properly and that I don't really trust any one service with them any more.

      Diigo also do a sync to Delicious thing, which means you can save to Diigo and sync across to Delicious, thus keeping links in both places. It might be worth considering.. :)

  4. Me
    September 28, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    "Delicious has treated fans today to a new look and new features designed to bring Delicious into the heart of the social networking sphere. The new look is a great improvement..."
    I stopped reading there. You cannot be serious. Either that or you've never used Delicious. It's totally ballsed-up!

    • Angela Alcorn
      September 29, 2011 at 6:12 am

      Actually, I'm a die-hard Delicious user from way back and I use it in ways most Delicious users have never thought of. :) I know they upset a lot of people (me included!) by removing a few core features, but you can easily see what they're trying to achieve and how. The new features ARE very sociable and more like modern social network users expect to see.

      Newer Delicious fans would probably be quite content with the new features. It's just a pity they didn't keep a few more of the old features around for the hardcore users.

  5. Mark O'Neill
    September 28, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    Give it time everyone. It's only just been relaunched!  I'm sure they are working on all the bugs.  Show some patience!

    • Angela Alcorn
      September 29, 2011 at 6:20 am

      It's not bugs! They've dropped some of the core functionality of the service, which is REALLY disappointing to long-term users. I'm still a big Delicious fan and I trust that they'll do something to appease the older users, but it really is a let-down.

      It's still a great service, but now instead of being lightyears ahead of the competition it's not very dissimilar from it at all.

  6. tcart
    September 28, 2011 at 7:26 am

    with the update nothing is working right for me just like above user!...hope they fix this otherwise most of my bookmarks are lost. 

    • Angela Alcorn
      September 29, 2011 at 6:08 am

      If you migrated to the new Delicious then it's probably just the extension not working. Your bookmarks will still be in Delicious and you can export them to your browser from Delicious and use Xmarks for Firefox sync to sync them between browsers you use. However, if you didn't migrate to the new Delicious then you'll have lost all your bookmarks, sorry. 

  7. Bolle ..
    September 28, 2011 at 6:03 am

    "is a great improvement"? Eh.

    Try this articles point of view. It fits better with the average users experience. A big disapointment :

    http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/new_delicious_is_a_bitter_dissapointment.php

    Where is the tag cloud? Where is all my tags? Where is the ability to sort my tags? Where is.. ALL  functionality is gone. Is this a improvement? No.

    • Angela Alcorn
      September 29, 2011 at 6:05 am

      You've taken it out of context. I said "The NEW LOOK is a great improvement", which is true. Adding colour and more sophisticated design has improved the look of Delicious a lot.

      As for functionality, I'm quite disappointed too. I don't think the new features compare very well with the old features which I personally loved.

      However, it's not as bad as that RWW article makes out. The RSS feeds are still there (this is IMPORTANT) and RWW obviously didn't research that before complaining as the help FAQ always said as much even though the feeds temporarily didn't work. 

      The big things it is missing are the bundles, tag clouds, popular links and importing the old network into the new following system. These are pretty big things for them to drop and I really hope they add them back in the near future.

  8. Ohadts
    September 28, 2011 at 5:37 am

    Firefox plugin for delicious now broken !
    Can't see my tags and bookmarks, nor create a new one...
    Guess I'm finely going to check out firefox sync.

    • Andrew Gould
      September 28, 2011 at 6:04 am

      Firefox plugin still working for me after upgrade to 7.

    • Angela Alcorn
      September 29, 2011 at 5:53 am

      I vaguely recall seeing some note about the official Firefox plugin not working after the changeover. Third-party plugins should work fine as the API has been maintained. The new delicious also has bookmarklets and stuff you can try.

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