On behalf of the Delicious team, we are happy to announce that there will be some major improvements to our APIs, most of which will only affect developers. No end-user facing issues are anticipated with this new release. These changes will be going out all day Thursday and Friday. Be sure to check back with us to see what’s next!
Delicious had an service outage last week related to these services. They should be fixed now, but if you still have trouble, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trending live on Election Day, Delicious has launched a new feature where you can upvote and downvote on links being added from the Delicious community. See what’s trending and cast your vote today! http://bit.ly/dl25sc9e
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The database upgrades yesterday completed successfully without substantial impact on the reliability of Delicious.com site. As a result, our site is significantly faster and more responsive!
Outstanding issues at this time:
- Logins by Facebook, Google, and Twitter are problematic for IOS8 devices like the iPhone 6. Delicious is not the only site having trouble!
- For some accounts, the authentication to these social networks has expired. If you get an error using social authentication, you may need to re-authorize Delicious on that network. The easiest way is in the Delicious settings tab “social,” disconnect the social network, and connect again. We are working with these networks to develop a permanent solution.
- Some links URLs, especially in African and east Asian countries, contain non-English characters, and our system has trouble saving most of them. Our engineering team is working on a solution to this.
- Some users have forgotten their username. Currently the only way on the site to retrieve forgotten usernames is to log in using Facebook, Google, or Twitter. Based on the feedback we’ve gotten, we are working on a feature that allows users to look up their username by their email address.
- We highly encourage users to connect all social networks they use, to protect their account in case they forget their username or email.
Delicious.com site operations
Current Status: Database Upgrades
As our systems are upgraded, you may experience brief interruptions to Delicious.com service lasting no more than 15 minutes at a time between now to 9:00pm.
Service restored. Next maintenance scheduled for 10/24/14 5:00PM
Critical upgrades are in progress. Some users may experience interruptions accessing their links on Delicious.com
Infrastructure upgrades will continue today with minimal perceivable impact on performance and reliability.
Infrastructure upgrades are starting now. Expect brief interruptions over the next 30 minutes.
Hotfix deployment completed successfully without service interruption. The root cause of the outage at Amazon Web Services is pending their investigation, but many small improvements and bug fixes have been made to the reliability, performance, and monitoring of Delicious.com.
Hotfix deployment began
Hotfix tests reveal further issues, delaying deployment until 4pm.
Hotfix is being tested, release scheduled 10/22/14 12:00pm.
Although service has been restored, an emergency hotfix is being prepared. Please stay tuned!
Delicious.com is currently experiencing service interruptions caused by our cloud provider Amazon Web Services. Please be patient as we actively work on the issue. Your bookmarks are intact!
Delicious.com was unavailable to some users due to an outage at our service provider
Here at Delicious, we are all concerned about the worldwide ebola crisis. Based on recent community activity, we can see that you are too. Check out http://bit.ly/1sv03Sk , where we have found and collected several helpful links related to the issue. The page includes links from the delicious community about how to prepare, how to diagnose, how to help and how to determine facts vs. myths about the disease. Share your own ebola resources by tagging your links with “ebolaprep”.
We’ve got some exciting news to share today. We’ve been acquired by Science Inc, the technology studio that’s introduced some of the most beloved Internet companies over the past few years like Dollar Shave Club and DogVacay amongst others.
What does this mean for you? Well… Not much.
You’ll still have a seamless experience using Delicious to share and save all for favorite links. You might notice far fewer ads during your Delicious usage since we’re trying to put all our energy on the beautiful utility of the app and browser experience. So other than fewer ads, you may not notice any difference at all.
We are excited to be part of Science’s family and look forward to continuing to serve our loyal users and any new ones that come on board.
2013 was a big year for us at Delicious. We relaunched the site from the ground up, built many brand new features, and have been blown away by the response to our Annual Reports project. Our team also released a number of official apps for Delicious:
- New iPhone app
- iPad app
- Android apps optimized for phone and tablets (Featured by Google in the Play Store!)
- Firefox Social API integration
- Firefox OS app
- New Chrome browser extension
We are thrilled with the positive user feedback from our recently launched and refreshed apps. These apps are all built on a new platform our team has built to ensure stability and quality performance.
To that end, we’d like to give you more information about upcoming changes to Delicious to help it remain sustainable and free for the community.
Another year has come and gone – and what a year it’s been!
Delicious celebrated our 10 year anniversary with a complete relaunch of the site, and we made it easier than ever to save from anywhere with new apps for iPhone, iPad, and Android. But before we look to 2014, let’s take a look back at what made 2013 so delicious.
We’ve generated a personalized year-in-review report for every user on Delicious, visualizing bookmarking activity over the past year as an interactive infographic. How many bookmarks did you save in 2013? Were the links you saved popular site-wide, or were you a lone wolf? What do your annual statistics say about you?
Head to your Delicious profile and click 2013 annual report to view your statistics, or explore the reports of any user by clicking the button on any profile.
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!
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 email@example.com.
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.
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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.
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.
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!