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Monday
Dec202010

Trunk.ly: Delicious for the Twitter Era

I'm as nostalgic about the "sunsetting" of Delicious as anyone. Delicious was a staple for me back in the early 00's when I used it as a way to share links with my friends, post the links I found to my blog and even do show prep for my digital media podcast.

So what happened?

Twitter.

Sharing links via Twitter  is just so much more natural for me and with social syndication services like FriendFeed, Ping.fm, etc. links were easily shareable everywhere - except Delicious. As a result, I simply just stopped using Delicious. That said, there's one aspect of Delicious that I miss: a searchable database of all the links that I share.

But no longer, thanks to Trunk.ly.

Connect Trunk.ly to Twitter or Facebook and it will automatically grab those tweets or status updates that you share that contain links and save them for you on in your Trunk.ly account. For those of you who are packign up and leaving Delicious for greener pastures, there's even a way to import your delicious bookmarks.

From there, finding something you've shared is as easy as typing it into the search box.

Search is a bit slow right now, but it works. This is most likely due to the number of new accounts and link indexing that Trunk.ly is performing at the moment. My guess is that it will improve over time.

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Reader Comments (2)

Thanks for this great review - sorry it's taken us a while to get around to blogs and comment, but we really appreciate it.

If you're following along, you'll know we've launched several new connectors now into new networks and have a whole new server infrastructure which makes the site much faster, so hopefully that search speed issue is resolved.

If you have any specific questions, don't hesitate to email me, more than happy to answer them if you'd like to do an update post for your readers.

Cheers,

Tim

January 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTim

Thanks for checking-in, Tim.

Trunk.ly has been working great for me. I'll be sure to check out the new connectors.

-jf.

January 13, 2011 | Registered Commenterjf
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