How to publish your Delicious links on Twitter

Social bookmarking site Delicious was recently bought by AVOS, a company owned by YouTube founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen. A new version of Delicious was launched a few days ago and it includes a new sleek design and new features such as the ability to create “stacks”, a form of curated bundle of links within any topic.

But other features have either disappeared or requires some tweaking to continue to work (for example, I have not been able to get my iPhone/Safari bookmarklet to work so I am having trouble saving bookmarks on my phone). One feature that I have been using is to publish or share my saved (public) bookmarks on Twitter. I have used and the old RSS feed that I used was this:

This no longer works so I need to find the updated RSS feed. You can find it under your profile image on your Delicious page.

New Delicios RSS

The new RSS feed is (basically the only difference is the addition of /vs/ ) and yours will look the same, just replace “kullin” with your username.

To publish your links on Twitter, register with and create a new feed. Paste the RSS link and then tick the box for making the feed active (you can do this later if you want to try first).

Then go to advanced settings. There you choose posting frequency, titles etc and you can also add a prefix/suffix to the tweet to explain to your followers that this link is from Delicious. The last step is to choose what networks to publish the feed on, for example Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn. Connect with your Twitter account and you are done.

New Delicious offers a wide range of RSS feeds and if you want to subscribe to friends, other users, topics or keywords you can create your own tailored feed and then paste it into an RSS reader like Google Reader. These feeds can be found here.


Social bookmarking news

Here are two stories about social bookmarking that migh be worth sharing:

Problogger gets banned and unbanned from StumbleUpon. Maybe it was just his email that got him unbanned in less than two hours, but the responses from social media friends via Twitter, Plurk, Digg and email probably also helped. launches new faster version of the site with better search and new design. The site also now redirects you from for example to which seems a bit unnecessary, but maybe they’ve finally realized that the original domain was too complicated. You need to log on to your account again in order to save links, which might be a problem for users that don’t remember their password. Another downside with the new design is that you don’t see all your tags on the screen without scrolling, but apart from that the new design looks good.

8 out of 10 Swedish dailies lack social bookmarks

[Updated: 74% of Swedish dailies lack social bookmarks. Previous version of this blog post said 79%]

On Monday morning this week I attended a breakfast seminar at SNS where writer Bengt Wahlström presented his new book, a guide to the virtual society. During a panel discussion, Internetworld’s Fredik Wass mentioned that social objects will become more and more important and if you are going to build a site then the content needs to be in a format that can be shared and commented upon.

A very easy way to let readers share your content with others is to add social bookmarks, which is basically just a link that allows a reader to export and add the article to sites like Digg or Facebook.

I ran a check late last week (hopefully this is still accurate) of 66 webpages of Swedish dailies, taken from a list at TU, the Swedish Newspaper Publishers’ Association, with the addition of a few others.

We can see that out of the 66 sites, only 12 (18%) have added a feature where readers can add content to Facebook.


Only 9 sites (13%) show incoming links from blogs, 8 via Twingly, 1 via Bloggportalen. [UPDATED: new graph]


4 sites (6%) let readers add content to Swedish bookmarking site Pusha.


3 sites (5%) have a Digg social bookmarking link.


3 (5%) have a social bookmarking link.


1 site (2%) has a Stumbleupon social bookmarking link.


1 site (2%) has a Ma.gnolia social bookmarking link.


Out of the 66 sites, 49 (74%) did not have any of the above mentioned features. [UPDATED]

The only site in my little survey that had all the features above was Svenska Dagbladet’s site and is therefore dubbed the most social bookmarking friendly site by a Swedish daily. was also awarded Sweden’s best media site by Internetworld this week.

Footnote: Background data here. Please feel free to build on this data if you wish. In retrospect, I should probably have excluded which is the joint site for Sala Allehanda, Fagersta-Posten, Bärgslagsbladet/Arboga Tidning and Avesta Tidning since the site does not have any other news than the front page as an image file.

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