NYT and saved by del.icio.us – a couple questions

NYT and del.icio.us

This isn’t much of a blog post as much as a question. Is anyone else noticing recently that when they save a NYT article to del.icio.us, the number of saved people that also have it included is a lot smaller then let’s say a month ago? Is it possible that the number of people saving articles has decreased b/c the share button on the navigation of the original NYT articled doesn’t include a button to del.icio.us anymore – does any one know why that was removed too?

NYT and del.icio.us

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  • http://www.noahbrier.com Noah Brier

    It’s actually more likely that people are just saving it with a different URL. If you want to get the most accurate number possible, you’re best off deleting all the extra junk off the end of the URL. For instance this URL (http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/24/weekinreview/24schwartz.html?_r=1&oref=login) and this URL (http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/24/weekinreview/24schwartz.html?em&ex=1182830400&en=791844dd3b8c6c8a&ei=5070) both point to the same article (“When Computers Attack”) however del.icio.us thinks they’re different . . .

  • http://www.noahbrier.com Noah Brier

    Sorry for breaking the comment box . . . feel free to edit those URLs so they don’t look so ugly.

  • http://designnotes.info/ michael

    thanks for the fyi – i think i’ll leave the comments as noted as it helps understand what you’re saying Noah

  • http://flickr.com/photos/litherland litherland

    A question for KV?

    Yeah, Noah’s right: remove the session-dependent info from the URL.

    Also, maybe more people are using their Times File to save articles—I know I do.