Thursday, October 6, 2011

Access Your Delicious Bookmarks Old Style

Delicious is a social bookmarking service for saving, sharing, and discovering web bookmarks. Started in 2003 and acquired by Yahoo! in 2005, Delicious has built a worldwide community of millions of users. In 2011, Delicious was acquired by the founders of YouTube, Chad Hurley and Steve Chen. Delicious is part of AVOS, a new Internet company based in San Mateo, California. And on September 27, 2011 their new website was launched : http://www.avos.com/new-delicious/.

After acquiring the service from Yahoo! in April, we realized that in order to keep innovating over the long term, the eight-year-old site needed to be rebuilt from the ground up. The result is a new homepage, interface and back-end architecture designed to make Delicious easier to use.

Nice said but I think the new interface sucks....and I'm not the only one : http://gigaom.com/2011/09/28/oh-delicious-where-did-it-all-go-so-wrong/.

One of my two accounts was completely lost, despite opting in to the new terms.




But luckily there is a way to have access to the old Delicious even if your account seems to be deleted !

What you need to do is to add these lines to your hosts file ( /etc/hosts ) :

98.139.50.166 www.delicious.com
76.13.6.190 secure.delicious.com
76.13.6.209 static.delicious.com


and restart your browser....

If you go to http://www.delicious.com/ you will see the old style Delicious page :


Her I could login with my lost account and export my bookmarks with all the tags and notes ( Settings > Export / Backup Bookmarks ) :


Try it while you still can....

Note : http://delicious.com/ will bring you to the new Delicious webpage....

Some nice alternatives :

Diigo : http://www.diigo.com/

Pinboard : http://pinboard.in/

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