Ever since the earliest days when it had a quirky spelling (I think it was de.l.icious – hmm doesn’t look right) I have loved ‘Delicious’ the social media site. I was so impressed with the simple notion of having publicly available bookmarks of sites that you could share. Nothing better than recommended websites. Of course there are now a vast array of socially shared platforms but this was one of the first.
Well it was so delicious that it has finally been eaten – but not by a giant company but a newcomer albeit with owners who have been around a bit. AVOS is a new Internet company founded by Chad Hurley and Steve Chen who, in 2005, founded YouTube, t he world’s largest online video platform. Before that they were early employees of PayPal so they have some impressive online experience.
The important thing for us users of Delicious though is that it is you have to agree to transfer your stored bookmarks over to the new company or they will be lost. The current site in its present form will run until July – but quite important to remember to do this or lose data for ever.