Colleen Carey,Yemin Huang,John Kostry,Matt Osborn,inltokxyzkdtnhgnsbdfi">Created by: Colleen Carey, Yemin Huang, John Kostry, Matt Osborn, Chris Sanders, Mitch Wagner, and Summer Wahl
The primary purpose for www.delicious.com is to serve as a social bookmarking service website that allows users to tag, manage, save, and share webpages from a centralized source. Often at times, we are away from our home computer working in a computer lab or other designated computer. This means that the bookmarks we usually save on our own personal computer cannot be accessed; however, with www.delicious.com you can save your bookmarks and access them from any computer via the website eliminating the frustration of trying to remember the web address of your favorite website. In short, it provides a centralized management system for organizing information from anywhere on the web that can be shared with anyone.
The bookmark feature of Delicious allows members to view their own personal list of websites, browse popular websites, look for recent additions to Delicious, and search for a specific URL to see if it is online. This feature allows you to archive your favorite information from across the web, and to discover new and useful sites. This feature is great to track hot topics and current events on the web, or for starting a new craze by making an addition.
The Tags feature allows members to easily add new bookmarks or subscribe to a specific tag. All tags are available from the home page and are nothing more than a specific topic, such as music, that contains many websites that pertain to music. This feature makes it easier for researchers to find good websites that pertain to their topic. This feature allows users to find some of the best resources on the internet without having to sift through thousands of hits which makes the site more appealing as an alternative to Google or other search engines.
What makes Delicious unique is that you can view bookmarks from other users and communicate with them as well. Using the People bar, you can create a network of your favorite users or search for a new member to show them your bookmarks. This feature allows users to view each bookmark from all of the people in their network at the same time. Also, if they click on a name, they will just see that user's bookmarks. If you find a website that your friend just has to see, you can send it to them to view the next time they log in.
This site is also great for when a student is assigned a research paper and is given time to do research in class. If a student is at a school computer, they obviously can’t access the bookmarks they make when they are at home. Delicious is a simple way to help with that. This makes research papers easier and a lot less stressful.
So whether you are a kid who wants a place to store all of your favorite game websites, or a grandparent who wants to keep up with your family by creating a network, or anyone in between who could use a place to look for cool websites and keep the ones you love, then www.delicious.com will greatly improve how you discover, remember, and share on the internet!
"Delicious (formerly del.icio.us, pronounced "delicious") is a social bookmarking web service for storing, sharing, and discovering web bookmarks. The site was founded by Joshua Schachter in 2003 and acquired by Yahoo! in 2005. It has more than five million users and 150 million bookmarked URLs. It is headquartered in Santa Clara, California." 2
"The precursor to Delicious was Muxway, a link blog that had grown out of a text file that Schachter maintained to keep track of links related to Memepool. In September 2003, Schachter released the first version of Delicious. In March 2005, he left his day job to work on Delicious full-time, and in April 2005 it received approximately $2 million in funding from investors including Union Square Ventures and Amazon.com. Yahoo! acquired Delicious on December 9, 2005. Various guesses suggest it was sold from somewhere between US$15 million and US$30 million." 1
">I.2 How Delicious Works
The main purpose of this website is to create a collection of personalized bookmarks that can be accessed from any computer. These bookmarks can be shared with friends. There is the bookmark feature where you can edit your bookmarks with a description as well as see which ones are popular and were added recently. Another feature allows you to add friends, change who can see your bookmarks and share them with you. Finally, the last feature has arranged bookmarks by categories which allow your for easy searching.
Personal bookmark page.
First you must create a file with your bookmarks in the file. Delicious states that uploading it in an Excel file, mp3 file, or any other file other than a bookmark file it will not work. Once you create your file you are able to upload your file through the “Choose File” button under step B. If you do not know how to complete step A there are instructions specifically for various web browsers. After your file of bookmarks is successfully uploaded you are able to name the file what ever you want to be displayed on your personal page. If you do not want your files to be viewed by others you can mark it as private from the public. You also have the option to replace all your Delicious bookmarks with the imported ones. Finally once your preferences are complete you can then import the bookmarks onto Delicious.
">II. How Delicious Relates to Other Applications?
">II.1 How to Join
To start using Delicious, one must first register. It is free and easy. Just click on the green box that indicates "Join Now" at the top, right hand corner and fill in the required fields and voila! You are a member. If you have a Yahoo account, you can also use that information to register even faster. Once a member, there are several features available to use.
">II.2 Comparison to Competitors
Other similar applications or web services include: BlinkList (www.blinklist.com), Blogmarks (www.Blogmarks.net), and Digg (www.digg.com).This application is related to other applications in the sense that it allows users easy access to their favorite websites. A member can bookmark all of their favorite applications and websites on Delicious for easy access on any computer. This application is sort of like a website that allows users to have a wish list or cart. You can put all of your favorite items (websites) into one place where everyone can see them or recommend more. Finally, this application allows you to add users as a friend and view their "profile.” In a way, Delicious is like social-networking for bookmarks!
">II.3 Unique Uses
Delicious can be used with other applications such as Twitter, Yahoo Chat!, and TeacherTube or YouTube. On TeacherTube and YouTube one can bookmark, share, and recommend their favorite videos with friends or others. This allows them access to those videos, so they do not always have to go searching for it within the TeacherTube or YouTube site. Twitter and YahooChat! allow you to save links to websites without having to copy, paste, and then add them to your favorites. This procedure skips a few steps and makes it more convenient. Delicious also offers a simplified version for mobile devices.
">III. Real World Application
">III.1 Educational Lesson Plans
Description: Use Delicious to compile different websites that will help students classify a list of animals that will be given to them. Students be able to use the websites bookmarked on their classroom Delicious account to completely compare and distinguish the different types of animals on their worksheet.
Objective: Each student will be able to better understand how to classify and compare the different groups of animals, such as mammals, reptiles, etc.
[Animal Classifications (PDF)|^Delicious Grade 3 Animals.pdf||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||\||]
Description: Students will use their classroom Delicious account to go to the different space websites to answer questions such as, what is the diameter of the sun, how far away is mercury from earth, etc.
Objective: By using educational websites that discuss the solar system, students will be able to travel through space by using their worksheet and answering questions about each planet in our solar system.
[Space Quest (PDF)|^Delicious Grade 5 Space.pdf||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||\||]
(3) Mathematics: Geometry Shapes (STEM)">(3) Mathematics: Geometry Shapes (STEM)
Description: Students will use the Delicious account designed by their teacher to research by the teacher compiled websites about geometric shapes. Through several exercises and through applying their new skills in a real world setting they will be able to identify and name characteristics of various geometric shapes.
Objective: Students will review different geometric figures and terms, so they can afterwards identify, draw and write the name of these shapes by using shape flashcards with a partner, and going on a geometry scavenger hunt to apply newly learned skills in a real world setting.
Description:A math teacher will compile a few educational math websites that will show the students a step by step guide to solving x in an equation, and provide problems for the students to practice with.
Objective: Students will be able to learn how to solve x in an equation, and the different steps to accomplish that objective. After completing the Delicious worksheet of solving x students should be able to solve their own problems in a quiz or test.
[Solving X (PDF)|^Delicious Grade 6 Solving X.pdf||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||\||]
Description: Students will look for probability websites and worksheets and create their own probability problems based on their research. They will save and share their bookmarks with the class.
Objective: Students will be able to effectively communicate with classmates while using technology.
Description: Students in a shop or design class will use their classroom Delicious accounts to access websites that the teacher chose previously. Students will use such websites as Google Sketch and other design websites to complete a design for building bridges with popsicle sticks.
Objective:Students will learn different techniques in desgining and implementing their engineering knowledge by building bridges that will hold at least 20 lbs.
[Building and Design (DOC)|^Delicious Grade 10 Engineering.doc||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||\||]
[Building and Design (PDF)|^Delicious Grade 10 Engineering.pdf||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||\||]
Description: Students will be asked to create a timeline using websites that they have found on Delicious for any area of history.
Objective: Students will gain a better understanding of how to use Delicious and gain a better understanding of history as well.
Description: Students will have to go onto Delicious to find websites about Cold War Events and compare them with others.
Objective: Students will understand how Cold War events were different or the same and they will be able to gain the ability to use Delicious.
">iii. Post Secondary
Description: Teachers will compile different websites that demonstrate developing a website. Students will then use these websites in learning how to develope their own website. This will help the teacher in helping each student individual instead of demonstrating to the whole class.
Objective:Students will use the websites that the teacher chose in developing their own website. After the project is over each student will be able to grade the other students websites in a collaborative evaluation within the whole class.
[Developing Website (DOC)|^Delicious Freshman Technology.doc||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||\||]
[Developing Website (PDF)|^Delicious Freshman Technology.pdf||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||\||]
Description: Students will be able to use bookmarked websites that contain videos showing the many different properties within different materials.
Objective: Students will learn the vase array of materials and all of their different properties.
[Materials Science (DOC)|^Delicious Freshman Materials.doc||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||\||]
[Materials Science (PDF)|^Delicious Freshman Materials.pdf||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||\||]
How could the application be used within an business?">How could the application be used within an business?
One major way this application could be used is to access other company's websites or to advertise their own company. Another benefit of Delicious for businesses is that they can obtain product information from websites of other companies.
">IV. Demonstration of Educational Value
One major way this application could be used is in research, or as a supplement to instructional materials. For example, if a teacher desired his students to do a research paper, he could give a list of bookmarked websites that the students could use for sources, or the students could make bookmarks on their own and give them to their friends through the networking feature. In a lesson plan, the teacher could bookmark several websites that he feels could enhance their understanding of the material being taught.
It is very easy to see how you can use Delicious in an educational atmosphere. As stated before, Delicious is used to store users' bookmarks so that they can be later accessed from any computer. It is also used to view other user's bookmarks and to access those bookmarks as well. Teachers can use Delicious for bookmarking websites they believe to be relevant to the lesson plan they are teaching during class. Students can then go to the teachers delicious page and open the bookmarks for their benefit. Teachers can also post bookmarks to websites with review games for the students to play and learn from. If need be, students are able to communicate with their teacher through Delicious if there are any problems, questions, concerns, etc. This is a quick and easy way for students to navigate the web without the hassle of writing down long URL links or other various reasons.
Delicious is also beneficial for the parents of students. Parents can access the bookmarks posted on the teacher's Delicious page to see what their children are learning in school. Parents can also use Delicious if their child is struggling and would like to help their kid play the review games that the teacher bookmarked.
">V. How is Delicious Used Internationally?
Delicious offers the same features on an international base. Google provides big support by using Delicious internationally through its translator. You choose Google of a certain country (e.g., www.google.es - this is Google Spanish) and search for "delicious bookmarks." The first option on the list should be www.delicious.com and to the right of the first line it will ask in the country's language if you would like the website to be translated into your language. You click on the link for the translation and it will take you to the Delicious website in the language you chose. It is the exact same version only in a different language. Google's translator lets you choose any language. This makes it possible for people to use Delicious worldwide.
Some suggestions on how it can be used in other countries would be to link many people together. This is accomplished by People bar. This feature allows a user to add friends who they either know or share common interests in. In a country where most people live far away from other people, but still have access to the internet, they could add friends who live in cities to keep up with the rest of the world. They can browse through their bookmarks to see interesting and new features of the internet. This networking feature would be more applicable to people outside of the US simply for the fact that have a more difficult time keeping up with the world. International clientel can use delicious in several differnt ways. Businesses can tag their company's websites to sell their products. They can also research their possible competitors overseas or products they may be interested in buying.
">VI. Development Team
What is the title of the application? Who developed it?">What is the title of the application? Who developed it?
The title of this application is called "Delicious" and can be accessed at www.delicious.com. Several people contributed to this website, so credit to one sole person can not be given. A list of the people who assisted in this website are as follows:
Community Manager Intern:
User Experience Designer:
Craig Taylor (engineering)
Josh Whiting (engineering)
Nam Nguyen (engineering)
Yogish Baliga (engineering)
Chris Kim (marketing)
Jared Elson (product)
Simon Davison (Q&A)
Browser Integration Engineers:
">VII. Delicious Demo
Go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeBmvDpVbWc to see a video on how to sign up for Delicious. As well as see how to set up the website in or for you and your colleagues to share bookmarksVideo created by CommomCraft.