Yahoo today introduced new features on Delicious, the social-bookmarking site it acquired in 2005, that take a page from the real-time power of Twitter. The updates may help Delicious become more relevant as folks search for real-time info on the web. Among the features are improved search tools, the ability to email and tweet bookmarks directly from Delicious, and the incorporation of a Digg-like tab that displays the most popular bookmark links posted on Twitter.
It’s a wise strategy for Yahoo to take advantage of the popularity of Twitter and incorporate features related to the microblogging site to add some novelty to Delicious. The new tab, called “Fresh Bookmarks,” was based off Yahoo architect Vik Singh’s Twitter application called TweetNews, which aggregated the most popular Yahoo news stories being discussed on Twitter, Singh said in a blog post on Delicious. The tab updates every minute or so, rather than in actual real time, but for many, that will be enough. Will you use the new Delicious features, and do you think they will help boost the site’s traffic in the future?