Social bookmarking is an interesting Web 2.o innovation, which, like everything else online is always changing and evolving and being tweaked. In 2011 when Delicious underwent a complete rebuild (Cheredar, 2011), I gave up on my account. I couldn’t find anything, hated the ‘stacks’ (which were removed in 2012) so I gave up and switched back to Diigo. And I wasn’t the only one having difficulties. Even now during this subject, there were problems finding ‘SISsocialmedia’ and ‘lyn_hay’ in Delicious and Jake had to provide a direct link as the search is terrible. For a while there I was thinking I was doing something REALLY wrong!
Personally, I mentally file websites as well as save them to Diigo, Zotero or Evernote depending on what I am saving them for (e.g. recipes go to Evernote for easy access in the kitchen on an iPad, Zotero is for everything university related but I’d say that some point I’ll transition everything professional related from Diigo to Zotero). So when Delicious changed their ‘filing’ system and design, my memory was confused. Lists and groups work well for me and it all disappeared. And unfortunately I didn’t have the time or inclination to retrain my brain in the ways of new Delicious. Which is lucky because in 2012 they removed stacks and then I couldn’t find anything anyway! I did ‘recover’ my account for this subject but I haven’t been near it at all.
I did however take some time to reorganise my Diigo lists and join some more groups. The group email function is a great way of tapping into other people’s online finds but I do use it less at Twitter is my go to place for information these days. I would imagine that a library or information organisation could share knowledge easily using a Diigo group or just by sharing a list which is curated by one member of staff.
Diigo is also useful for saving favourited tweets, using an IFTTT recipe for specific topics and the Diigolet for your bookmarks bar is very very handy.
I’m sorry Delicious, I probably could have tried harder but . . . it’s a no from me.
Cheredar, T. (2011, September 27). Delicious team unveils new version of the social bookmarking site. VentureBeat. Retrieved February 1, 2013 from http://venturebeat.com/2011/09/27/new-delicious/