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The word Delicious is defined as highly pleasing to the senses, especially to taste and smell. While Thesaurus gives its synonyms as adorable, appetizing, enticing, gratifying, distinctive and etc. But Delicious is not just a sweet word. It is a name of another awesome social book marking web service for storing, sharing and discovering web bookmarks with over five million users.
Delicious will cater your favorite's article pages, website pages, blog site pages, movies, music videos, photos and other imaginable stuff that you owned, liked and loved. If you will have the interest to try Delicious for your sharing activities, the site is open to everyone who loves discovering awesome websites and article pages.
With Delicious you can instantly save your favorite links, collect your discoveries in stacks, share what you found and you can dig deeper into your favorite topics. Saving links on delicious makes it easy to find them later on and then share them with anyone. At Delicious you can create a stack which is a collection of links built around a common theme.
Here are samples of stacks where you can hang on. However, there are more thousands of awesome stacks available on the site uploaded and shared by thousands of Delicious users from around the world to explore and enjoy.
Sharing your favorite links and stacks on Delicious is as easy as clicking the share button. In addition, browsing through stacks is a great way to explore more interesting topics and to find the best web contents out there. And you are given the choice to follow whoever will be your favorite Delicious collectors to see what other great stuff they uncover.
To maximize the use of Delicious, first you will register. The registration process takes only less that a minute. And then you can proceed now your sharing activities by sharing those awesome but valid links of your favorite’s website pages, articles pages and your collection of discoveries. And then start creating stacks with those links you saved.
To create a stack is just an easy as 1, 2 and 3 steps:
- Click the button stack found at the right upper section near your username
- Write the stack title
- Click create stack found at the bottom
- Write an awesome description about your stack
- Add at least five URL links of your favorite articles pages, website pages and other stuff
- Write the titles of the article links, tags and descriptions
- Submit the stack
After the submission you will see the stack posted in your profile front page. If you thought that your stack is ready to publish, click publish. Or, if you still need to revise the stack for descriptions, images, layout and the order of links, click Edit. When you are all set, click publish to share your Delicious stack. You have also two choices to choose, either to publish your stack privately or publicly. To get started watch the demo video of Delicious.
History of Delicious
According to Wikipedia - Delicious was founded by Joshua Schachter in 2003 formerly del.icio.us and acquired by Yahoo in 2005, and by the end of 2008, the service garnered more than 5.3 million users and 180 million unique bookmarked URLs. Its headquarter is in Sunnyvale, California. The site was re-sold to AVOS Systems on April 27, 2011 and relaunched in a “back to beta” state on 27 September that year.
The precursor to Delicious was Muxway, a link blog that had grown out of a text file that Schachter maintained to keep track of links related to Memepool. In September 2003, Schachter released the first version of Delicious. In March 2005, he left his day job to work on Delicious full-time, and in April 2005 it received approximately $2 million in funding from investors including Union Square Ventures and Amazon.com.
Yahoo acquired Delicious on December 9, 2005. Various guesses suggest it was sold for somewhere between US$15 million and US$30 million. On December 16, 2010, an internal slide from a Yahoo meeting leaked, indicating that Delicious would be “sunsetted” in the future, which seemed to mean “shut down“. Later Yahoo clarified that they would be selling Delicious, not ending it. On April 27, 2011, Delicious announced the site was sold to Avos Systems, a company created by Chad Hurley and Steve Chen. Unknown to members, Yahoo operated the site until September 2011.
On September 27, 2011, Delicious launched its completely new version 3.0 design in beta. This came in as a surprise to many of its users, with many features being disabled, removed or temporarily unavailable. Avos removed the Delicious Support Forum and had advised users that communication with Avos should take place via email.