Some of the blogs I read regularly have recent posts about the “new Delicious”:
- ReadWriteWeb: “Delicious Finally Launches Version 2.0: Easier, Prettier, Faster“
- Yahoo! Search Blog: “Making Social Bookmarking a bit more Delicious“
- eLearning Technology: “Delicious Upgrade Only Skin Deep: eLearning Technology“
- Jane’s E-Learning Pick of the Day: “Delicious“
According to the delicious blog, “The new Delicious is just like the old del.icio.us, only faster, easier to learn, and hopefully more delightful to use and to look at.” A faster search engine is good, but the rest of the updates seem to be just cosmetic.
One of the things I liked about the old del.icio.us was the clever name. The new name is stale–to continue the food metaphor.
As I wrote in a post in April,
When I select a specific tag in my account, all the bookmarks with that particular tag show up, and I get a separate list of all the “related tags,” ones that appear with the first one on one or more bookmarks. I have the option of clicking on the plus sign in front of any of those tags to limit the bookmarks showing to those with both tags–like a Boolean AND. It would be really helpful to have to option of clicking on a minus sign–like a Boolean NOT–that would remove bookmarks with that tag.
In addition, since the site was changed, my new bookmarks haven’t been automatically posted to my blog as they were before.