When a Chrome Application like the Chrome YouTube Application is installed, it intercepts its URLs before the bookmarklet can see them causing the bookmarklet to fail.
The only work around we know at the moment is to delete the relevant Chrome Application (for example if you can’t bookmark YouTube links, make sure the YouTube Chrome App is removed).
This remains as an open bug with the Google Chrome development team, we’ll be sure to let you know if there is any change.
We promised last week that upgrades will start to happen more frequently as we move onto the front foot with making Delicious the best place to discover and collect the web.
Site performance issues
As we’ve been introducing more features and Delicious starts growing again, underlying performance is increasingly becoming an issue. We are currently working through caching issues in order to handle the high volume of RSS and API requests we receive daily.
We’ve made some changes which are helping, but there is still more to do.
We are also expanding our team to dedicate more operational resources on a 24×7 basis to ensure the site always performs at its best. If you, or someone you know are interested, please refer to our jobs page.
Easier to browse and share stacks
Stacks are now even easier to browse, with Next and Previous buttons that hover as you scroll down the page allowing you to scan through stacks inside a category. In addition to sharing via email, you can now share stacks directly to Twitter and Facebook.
We’re not standing still, we continue to actively listen to and consider user feedback. This latest release also includes many small visual and consistency tweaks in response to feedback, a fix to the Firefox Bookmarklet to get better consistency of tags and lots of other small improvements.
Over the next few weeks, we’ll be working on building ways of enabling you to work together on stacks, streamline
the stack experience, integrating more of the functionality from Trunk.ly and continuing to improve and refine the overall experience on delicious.com. We’re also aware of an issue where YouTube Video pages can’t be saved in Chrome using the bookmarklet at the moment and we’re looking into it.
- Vijay Karunamurthy, Chief Engineer
San Mateo, CA – November 9, 2011 - AVOS Systems, which recently re-launched Delicious.com and is led by YouTube founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, has acquired link-saving service Trunk.ly.
Trunk.ly was founded in December 2010 by Tim Bull and Alex Dong, and is focused on making the bookmarking process more automated and supported by intuitive search. Trunk.ly collects every link that users share or “like” on websites such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, and stores them in one place to make them easy to find.
“It became clear from the first discussion with Trunk.ly’s founders that our visions for the future of bookmarking and discovery were closely aligned,” said Chad Hurley, CEO of AVOS. “Their technology and insights will accelerate link-saving and searching capabilities in Delicious.”
“We’re excited to join this stellar team and apply our bookmarking innovations to help Delicious users discover and collect the web,” said Tim Bull, co-founder of Trunk.ly.
More information on what this acquisition means for Trunk.ly users can be found on their blog.