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Delicious Reliability Status

note:all times in Pacific Time

10/25/14 10:30AM

The database upgrades yesterday completed successfully without substantial impact on the reliability of 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.

Happy bookmarking! site operations

10/24/14 6:45PM

Current Status:  Database Upgrades

As our systems are upgraded, you may experience brief interruptions to service lasting no more than 15 minutes at a time between now to 9:00pm.


10/24/14 5:00AM

Service restored.  Next maintenance scheduled for 10/24/14 5:00PM

10/24/14 4:38AM

Critical upgrades are in progress.  Some users may experience interruptions accessing their links on

10/24/14 3:30AM

Infrastructure upgrades will continue today with minimal perceivable impact on performance and reliability.

10/24/14 1:30AM

Infrastructure upgrades are starting now.  Expect brief interruptions over the next 30 minutes.

10/22/14 6:00PM

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

10/22/14 4:00pm

Hotfix deployment began

10/22/14 1:55pm

Hotfix tests reveal further issues, delaying deployment until 4pm.

10/21/14 11:13pm

Hotfix is being tested, release scheduled 10/22/14 12:00pm.

10/21/14 8:48pm

Although service has been restored, an emergency hotfix is being prepared.  Please stay tuned!

10/21/14 3:57pm 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!

10/20/14 2am-8am was unavailable to some users due to an outage at our service provider

Delicious Community and the Ebola Crisis

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 , 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”.

Our bookmarking platform has found a new home with Science Inc

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.

Planning for a Delicious future

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:

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.

Finding what makes Delicious tick?

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Annual Report – How Delicious was your 2013?

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.

Don’t forget to share your report with us on Facebook, Google+, or Twitter and tell us what made 2013 special for you. It’s never too late to join Delicious and start bookmarking the best of the web.

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

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, 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!).