Today’s the day for the relaunch of the social bookmarking site Delicious (click here for an All Things Digital piece about the changes). The new look is the first thing I noticed, and it’s a huge improvement over a design that had persisted for a while after Yahoo stopped putting time and money into the site. But the changes are more than cosmetic: Delicious has added a new feature called “stacks” that allows users to create “playlists”–and not just for music or videos. Here’s an overview:
My favorite things about Delicious, though, are as old as the site itself:
- The ability to bookmark websites and categorize them in one place, just one time, making them available regardless of which computer I’m on or which browser I’m using. As I mentioned in a post last week, that alone makes Delicious more valuable to me than Facebook or Twitter.
- The ability to learn what others are bookmarking right now and most frequently, giving me a sense of what others value. This is a great way to discover sites and content that might otherwise get lost in the flood of information we have to deal with every day. (One interesting side note: you always hear stories about people first hearing about major news events on Twitter. But Delicious has the same ability to tap into the zeitgeist. It’s where I found out, for example, that Gabrielle Giffords had been shot.)