Today we are flipping the switch on a new and improved Delicious, making our social bookmarking site faster, easier to use and learn, and a little easier on the eyes.
So what’s changed? It’s still the same del.icio.us, with a few great changes. Since we’ve grown from 300,000 to 5 million users since being acquired by Yahoo! two and a half years ago, a new platform was in order. It’s now faster, more reliable, and will enable us to keep up with our rapid growth.
We’ve also retooled our search engine to make it faster and smarter, with new features like searching across your social network. Delicious search gives you access to the shared memory of the Web — those sites with the most interesting or relevant content, based on human criteria. Instead of millions of links, we return the ones that real people say are the most valuable. Delicious search is social search.
But perhaps the most obvious change is the face lift we’ve given the site, with the goal of improving usability and making it easier for new users to understand. For more on the changes, head over to the Delicious blog. Or, watch this video that animates the transition from old to new:
Delicious has always been about helping people to remember, share, and discover the best of the Web, and this remains our core mission. With this release we’ve made improvements in each of these areas, and we will continue to do so. You will also see us start to harness the power of the Delicious community and give people new ways to manage and explore the overwhelming amount of information we deal with in our online lives.
Director of Product Management