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Del.icio.us rolls out new (Yawn) features!

Del.icio.us, the original Social Bookmarking site is now starting to look long in the tooth and distinctly jaded beside newcomers such as Ma.gnolia.

However, all is not lost. Despite it seeming that all the innovation was sucked out of Del.icio.us when it was purchased by Yahoo! (what new functionality have they rolled out since the acquisition?), it now appears that Del.icio.us is about to launch a new look to the website and do away with the full-stops!

Seriously though, a site re-design and getting rid of the full-stops is the best they can come up with in terms of feature add? Oh dear!

Ma.gnolia, Del.icio.us has just confirmed that I made the right decision to move to you (and use your import tool to bring my Del.icio.us bookmarks with me!).

Do you use Del.icio.us fully?

At its most basic level Del.icio.us is a great idea. How many times have you lost your bookmarks when you moved to a new computer or your profile became corrupted or you switched browser?

Del.icio.us gives us a central online repository for storing our bookmarks so that we never lose them again. It also allows us to tag our bookmarks to make finding them subsequently easier.

However, Del.icio.us takes this concept a couple of steps further - in the first place, with Del.icio.us, everyone can see everyone else’s bookmarks and tags - this incredibly simple twist makes the site far more useful - it now becomes possible to see what people are bookmarking on any given topic and since you only bookmark sites which are important/useful - Del.icio.us becomes a phenomenal filter for what is good on the web.

If they had stopped there, it would have been a great site! It gets even better, though! Del.icio.us has a service, rather confusingly called Inbox, which allows you to set up a search for terms of interest and it then gives you a list of all the latest bookmarks corresponding to your search term.

My Del.icio.us Inbox

Even better than that again - you also get an rss feed for your Inbox subscriptions - so you can view these bookmarks in your rss reader - how cool is that?

I know several people who use Del.icio.us and who were completely unaware of this - are there other awesome features in Del.icio.us (or other social software apps) that are not obvious?

Yahoo! purchase of Del.icio.us confirmed - who is flocking next?

Well, the post I made last night about the Yahoo! < -> Del.icio.us rumours was confirmed this evening when Del.icio.us made the announcement of the takeover on its blog and Yahoo! posted the news also.

All day today I was doubting my source ‘cos no-one else picked up the story but, no, it came good. It is a great feeling to scoop a story like this by about 24 hours ahead of everyone else on the Internet.

Michael Arrington and others are following up on the story now.

The real question is who does Yahoo! have in its sights next? Who would it make sense for them to acquire now that they have bought Flickr and Del.icio.us? If only there were some application which tied these two together… a browser even… pity I can’t think of any ;-)

Yahoo! buying Del.icio.us?

I have been hearing a rumour on the grapevine that Yahoo! may be buying Del.icio.us for between $30-$40 million. I’m not sure yet if this is more rumour-mongering - the same as the Riya-Google rumours of a few weeks ago or if there is something more behind this.

UPDATE:
The Yahoo! - Del.icio.us deal was announced today - cool, I was on the nail!




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