If you are a user of Delicious, you may have received an email from Yahoo! informing you that they have sold the bookmarking site to the founders of YouTube.
The email also provides instructions on how you can seamlessly move all your bookmarks to the new owners (business name AVOS.)
Some people are concerned about the “changes” to the agreements. While I’m not a lawyer, the new agreements appear to be pretty standard. Don’t post or link to bad stuff. Be at least 13. That kind of stuff. One of arguments made against them was the “vague” wording that including stipulations that you not post or link to anything that is “offensive” or “vulgar.” Certainly these terms are quite subjective, but personally I didn’t see anything that raised a red flag…but each person should decide for themselves.
Advantages to making the move:
- You keep using Delicious as you have been
- Keep your existing bookmarks
If you don’t make the move:
- Your account will be closed & therefore you will lose your bookmarks, approx July of this year
What information will be transferred if you agree to the migration:
- Delicious username
- Delicious password
- Email address
- First Name
- Last Name
- Bookmarks, Tags and Notes
- Inbox items
- Tag Bundles
- Tag Descriptions
- Network Members
- Blogpost jobs
- Twitter Auth credentials (if supplied)
AVOS claims they are committed to expanding Delicious, adding functionality and fun in the future.
To transfer your bookmarks, you can opt-in here (you can also create a new account at the same page.)
If you’d rather export your bookmarks to another system–either your own computer or a competitor’s product, you can also sign-in and use the export tool.