On day to day basis we feel the need to store so many interesting
websites/web pages as book marks for future reference. We do it by saving it
to our browsers, but book marks stored on a browser will be lost if our
system gets formatted or we are working on some other system than
ours.Delicious.com can be used in that case.
Delicious.com is a social bookmarking web service for storing, sharing, and
discovering web bookmarks.
Delicious is a social bookmarking website – the primary use of Delicious is
to store your bookmarks online, which allows you to access the same
bookmarks from any computer and add bookmarks from anywhere, too. On
Delicious, you can use tags to organize and remember your bookmarks, which
is a much more flexible system than folders.
You can also use del.icio.us to see the interesting links that your friends
and other people bookmark, and share links with them in return. You can even
browse and search Delicious to discover the cool and useful bookmarks that
everyone else has saved – which is made easy with tags.
It uses a non-hierarchical classification system in which users can tag each
of their bookmarks with freely chosen terms. A combined view of everyone’s
bookmarks with a given tag is available; for instance, the URL
“http://www.delicious.com/tag/android” displays all of the most recent links
tagged “andriod”. Its collective nature makes it possible to view bookmarks
added by other users.
Delicious has a “hotlist” on its home page and “popular” and “recent” pages,
which help to make the website a showcase of Internet trends.
Delicious is one of the most popular social bookmarking services due to many
features , including the website’s simple interface, human-readable URL
scheme, a novel domain name.
All bookmarks posted to Delicious are publicly viewable by default, although
users can mark specific bookmarks as private, and imported bookmarks are
private by default. The public aspect is emphasized; the site is not focused
on storing private (“not shared”) bookmark collections.
– Komal Arora
Manager – Technologies
Compare Infobase Limited