I’ve been using Delicious as my main bookmarking site for a few years now. Over that time it’s come a long way and I’ve found it very useful in storing the cool links I find around the internet. I’ve also been using it as a tool to syndicate interesting articles via Twitter (with the help of Twitterfeed).
A little while back, it was announced that Yahoo was “sunsetting” Delicious as it didn’t fit in with their future business obejectives. This left many people wondering what would happen to their bookmarks and caused many people to jump ship to other sites like Reddit.
However, today came the news that Yahoo have officially signed a deal with the founders of YouTube – Chad Hurley and Steve Chen – who under their company AVOS have now become the brand new owners of Delicious.
It’s good to hear that these guys have plans for the site, so hopefully they make it even bigger and better.
In the meantime, if you have an existing Delicious account and intend to keep using it, you had best read the Transition to Avos terms and conditions.
Also, don’t forget to check out some of my Delicious Bookmarks.
Delicious is moving to a new home
Yahoo! is excited to announce that Delicious has been acquired by the founders of YouTube, Chad Hurley and Steve Chen. As creators of the largest online video platform, they have firsthand experience enabling millions of users to share their experiences with the world. Delicious will become part of their new Internet company, AVOS.
To continue using Delicious, you must agree to let Yahoo! transfer your bookmarks to AVOS.
Reasons to let Yahoo! transfer your bookmarks
As soon as you let Yahoo! move your Delicious account, you will:
Enjoy uninterrupted use of Delicious.
Keep your Delicious account and all your bookmarks.
Keep the same look and feel of Delicious as you have today, and enjoy future innovations for the product.
What happens if you do not move your bookmarks?
Delicious in its current form will be available until approximately July 2011.
After that, you will no longer be able to use your existing Delicious account and will not have access to your existing bookmarks or account information.