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Delicious Celebrates 5 Years

November 11, 2008

Launched back in 2003, Delicious, a social bookmarking site that was largely responsible for making ‘tagging’ one of the defining elements in today’s web recently turned 5.

-In December 2005 the site was acquired by Yahoo, and has brought in up 5.3 million users since launch.

-In September 2007, Delicious 2.0, a complete-code rewrite of the site that was due to introduce a more intuitive interface and some new features.

-In January 2008 this year there were hints on the Delicious blog that the release was imminent, but nothing materialized.

-By June 2008 – Delicious 2.0 was still nowhere to be seen. A week later delicious founder Joshua Schachter left from Yahoo, explaining that he had been sidelined by Yahoo management.

-In July 2008, Delicious 2.0 was finally out the door.

With a platform as popular as Delicious, management issues should be given a thought and hopefully make a strong impact on 2009.