Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

This Is The New Delicious

Edudemic, Sept 27, 2011

Delicious.com - originally del.icio.us - used to be a great social bookmarking site. It was the original home of hashtags. Then it was purchased by Yahoo and left to languish. People forgot about it. Then Yahoo decided they didn't want to run it any more. They sold it to YouTube founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, who made the site over. Now, as this article suggests, it looks beautiful. They've introduced 'stacks', "a collection of links built around a common theme." Stacks are, says Richard Byrne, "essentially multimedia previews of links that you have organized according to the tags you assigned to them." And Tony Hirst remarks, "Suddenly, it seems like 2005 again…"

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