Delicious is the standard by which other social bookmarking websites are measured. In use since 2003, it has a strong community and a rich layer of content beyond that of other social bookmarking sites.
Designed on the less-is-more philosophy, it has a rather plain but easy-to-use interface. Delicious does not have the bells and whistles of some of the other social bookmarking sites, but being simple to use and having a strong community makes it one of the best choices for a new user.
- One click bookmarking
- Easy to use
- Strong community
- Standard bookmarking button takes you away from website and then brings you back
- Save your bookmarks and search through them using keywords
- Search through popular and newly-added websites added by a large community of users
- Add friends and browse through their bookmarks
Guide Review – A Review of Delicious
Delicious will not win any awards for prettiest website, but the simple design makes it easy to use. Having been the forerunner to the modern trend of social bookmarking, delicious has a strong community and the most content of any of the social bookmarking websites.
Users who want to search through available bookmarks as well as store their own bookmarks will find this strong community an added bonus. Having been in operation the longest of any current social bookmarking sites, there is plenty of content to search through, and more added every day.
Signing up and getting off the ground is a breeze as delicious walks you through the steps of setting up a button in your browser to get started bookmarking sites. The no-thrills design means there is not much to confuse you, so it is very easy to begin using right away.
One feature that could be done better is the standard button that is installed onto your web browser. New social bookmarking sites operate by having this button pop up a window on your web browser to enter information on a site without ever leaving it, while delicious takes you to their site to enter the information, and then back to the original site.
But, for the most part, delicious is a solid choice for those new to social bookmarking and those looking for more than just a place to store their bookmarks.