Del.icio.us vs. Pinterest

pinterest-iconFor some reason or another, “pinning” seems to be the new black these days and since I requested an invite for Pinterest the other week and am now a full fledged member. I have been using it for a couple of days now, and so it is almost time pick a service to use; Pinterest or the classic Del.icio.us service I have been using for years.

delicious-iconPinning is not really anything new. Del.icio.us has been around for years and after Yahoo sold the service to the guys behind YouTube, new features have actually been developed and released. On Del.icio.us it is possible to create stacks, which are basically collections of links that are rendered in the same context. Pinterest offers the exact same functionality, only their stacks are called boards.

In all honesty I don’t see a lot of difference between the two offerings, which leaves me in a little bit of a pickle. Which one to use? I guess Pinterest is the more modern and hip service, but Del.icio.us seems less girly and has the history behind it.

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