Social Bookmarking Site ‘Delicious’ Undergoes Some Changes

Bookmarking sites like Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Delicious, and Digg are a great way to keep track of your brand in the news, competitors, and industry related topics. (See benefits on using social bookmarking sites for business). Recently Delicious rolled out two new features and is dropping another we wrote about six months ago.

First, Delicious rolled out the Twitter Connector back in March and now they’ve rolled out the Facebook Connector. The Facebook and Twitter Connectors allow you to store your links that you put out on Facebook or Twitter. You can store them privately, or you can make them public. Both can be found under Settings>Sources tab. Both apps ask you to connect to your account. TIP:  For Facebook, I recommend clicking the drop down when it asks you about publishing to your timeline on your behalf and setting that to ‘Only me’. Here’s the difference between the two.

Facebook Connector

Facebook Connector links to your personal profile. It cannot link to your business page (yet). You can give all of your links from Facebook a specific tab so that you know which ones they are when you are on Delicious. You can also import the same privacy settings from Facebook (but if they were as clear as mud or you are not sure what they were when you posted the links, then choose to ‘Import all links from Facebook to Delicious as private‘.

Login, go to Settings, and on the fourth tab you’ll see Sources. Facebook Connector is the first one.

Delicious Facebook Connector How-To

Twitter Connector

Twitter Connector allows you to connect multiple Twitter accounts. You can also tag them just like the ones from Facebook Connector. You have lots of choices in terms of importing all links, or just the ones you tag or don’t tag with “#d” in the tweet. You can make them private or public.

Stacks are going bye-bye in early August 2012

You might remember we talked about Delicious’ Stacks feature last year. But due to feedback from users and the launch of some new products, they are simplifying the look of Delicious. As a result they are doing away with Stacks. So if you have Stacks, according to Delicious: “you will:

  • Not lose your existing links
  • All stacks will be converted automatically into tags. Stack titles will transition into new tag names, and will be applied to all links currently in a stack.
  • Stack-specific descriptions, categories, comments, link order, and stack followers will not be included as part of the migration.
  • Your existing links, tags, and notes outside of stacks will not be affected.

For more information on the conversion process, see their blog.

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About Tracy Sestili

Tracy Sestili is CEO and Chief blogger at Social Strand Media. She is also the author of Taking Your Brand from the Bench to the Playing Field -- Social Media Fundamentals for Business.