Del.icio.us is a social bookmarking web service for idiots who don’t know how to work the bookmark button on their internet browser or even copy a link down and perhaps paste it into notepad (they still put notepad on Vista?). The site was conceived and shat out upon the internet in 2003 by ubergeek Joshua Schachter. Schachter eventually sold the whole mess for a cool 15 million bucks, proving that even fat, unibrow losers can make it sometimes without having to spend money stolen out of their mother’s pocketbooks on the lottery.
You find a link you like and use the service to tag it. This seems simple enough and it is; any retard can click a Del.icio.us button and make the thing work, the real fun comes when people try to get their shitty links on the Del.icio.us hotlist. The Del.icio.us hotlist collects the most popular of the recent pages linked and displays them in a “human readable” format…unlike the site’s stupid and cutesy URL.
Don’t Believe The Hype
Many internet memes and phenomena have been spread by Del.icio.us, causing some morons to think that the site itself is popular for creating the phenomena on its own. Because of this, many internet users foolishly believe that Del.iciou.us itself is responsible for the trends it links to. This caused those self-same morons to believe that the site was worth much more than it was because of the over-inflated number of page views it got. One such moron is Yahoo! who purchased Del.iciou.us from Schachter for 15 million dollars in a deal that can only be labeled as an epic failure.
Del.icio.us now claims to have over five million users and over 150 million bookmarked pages and claims to be “The tastiest bookmarks on the web.” Sure they are tasty if you haven’t visited your email or your favorite forums in the last week as most of the links they show on their main page are stale in terms of internet time. This is because most Del.icio.us users are 35 or older and like to foist internet memes and crap onto their unsuspecting families and friends via their mailing lists.
—Schachter quit Yahoo! in June of 2008
In December of 2005, Yahoo! in one of its more classy blunders, bought the social bookmarking site and renamed it “Delicious” because most Yahoo! users are confused by silly little things like periods and other punctuation marks. With this acquisition, Yahoo! used words like community, sharing, and unity, but the very fact that the giant internet conglomerate gobbled up Del.icio.us has made many question if that is their true set of intentions. A brief glance at Yahoo!’s history will show that they have purchased and ruined several internet sites (like Flickr) and the only reason why they haven’t ruined Del.icio.us so far is because the site was shitty to begin with. Yahoo! redesigned the site in July, 2008 to more closely fit their idea of what crappy Web 2.0 sites should look like.
—Like that button at the top right of your browser?
—Maybe they should switch their name to Y.ah.oo!
How to Use Del.icio.us
Since nobody uses this website or its services, nobody really knows. Even the Gigya applet on the right side of this page doesn’t have a Del.icio.us button to push, it only sports the purple Yahoo! button and they are the same thing, right? Hmmm, probably ought to go to Google News to find out how to use it…oh wait, it’s the exact same thing.
Notes From the Internet
—Del.icio.us insinuates itself in popular search engines.
—The business model was the business model.
—Ask moot how this is working out.
—Somebody Twittered in this reply.
—Then why did it make some schmuck 15 million?
It seems that there are a lot more retards out there than you might think; people not capable of using a bookmark button seems to be a common ailment amongst the slobs and sloths that lumber from their kitchen to their computer and back again, only pausing to shit out the fifty Twinkies and the gallons of ice cream they eat before they sit back down at their computer and stare at their social bookmarks. Because of this multitude of uninformed and uneducated morons, Del.icio.us is not the only social bookmarking site that is currently trending on the internet, here are some of Del.icio.us’ competitors that prove two things: people are retarded and business models are no longer needed to create millions in wealth…
- Yahoo! buzz Who says you need to diversify your product?
Stupid videos like this would have never gotten 9 million hits without Del.icio.us
If Del.icio.us were actually popular, chicks would sing about it.
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