Del.icio.us is a social networking site that allows users to bookmark web pages they like and share them with other members.
The site allows you to collect sites you like, similar to how you would bookmark them in your web browser, except that Del.icio.us provides a visible way to view those sites, organizes them for you, and makes searching through your saved sites much easier. The site also tracks the popularity of bookmarked pages.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can’t I do the same thing with other social networking sites?
Yes, but that’s the nature of social networking. You can share your favorite articles on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or most any of the hundreds of other social networking sites on the Internet. Del.icio.us is different because that’s all it does. There are no obnoxious posts about your friends’ cats, no political rants, no pictures of fishing trips you didn’t go on, and no spoilers for shows you haven’t had a chance to watch yet. Everyone has a favorite social networking destination, and Del.icio.us is just one more option to choose from. If all you want out of social network site is a placed to share your favorite webpages and find out what your friends are looking at, this might be perfect for you.
How do I save or share pages?
Some web browsers provide native support for Del.icio.us, meaning the ability to save a page is built-in to the browser. For others you will need to add the Del-icio.us toolbar or add-on. To find out how to enable Del.icio.us on your web browser, visit delicious.com.
Is there a mobile app?
Yes. Del.icio.us is available via the web or as a mobile app for Android and iOS. Using the apps, you can sync your favorite pages across all of your devices and share your content from anywhere.
Are there any alternatives to Del.icio.us?
There are a number of other programs you can use that provide similar features to Del.icio.us. Pocket is one of the most popular program for saving web articles that you want to read later. For sharing pages with your friends or colleagues, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn are the most popular social networking communities. If all you want to do is keep a list of sites you have visited so you can return to them later, your browser’s built-in bookmarking functionality should work fine. You will need to organize them yourself, but many of the most popular web browsers, including Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, let you sync your bookmarks across multiple platforms, so you can view them from all your devices.