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YouTube Founders Acquire Delicious

samzenpus posted more than 2 years ago | from the is-there-a-video-yet? dept.

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An anonymous reader sent in a link to the Delicious blog, which reads, "Today, we're pleased 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. They are committed to running and improving Delicious going forward."

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About that paperwork... (4, Interesting)

Nom du Keyboard (633989) | more than 2 years ago | (#35958390)

Has somebody's Non-Compete Agreement just expired?

Re:About that paperwork... (2)

ALeader71 (687693) | more than 2 years ago | (#35958482)

Who cares? So long as they keep delicious running. I've tried others but nothing compares to delicious!

Re:About that paperwork... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#35959894)

Even if the agreement was still in effect, the founder's future work would not be competition. Therefore, they are abiding by the non-compete agreement. Because they aren't competing. Because there is no Delicious to compete against.

Going forward (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#35958396)

Glad they clarified that. Otherwise I wouldn't know if they were committed to running Delicious going backwards, or perhaps improving it as they travel into the past.

Re:Going forward (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#35958502)

Which is completely different from running it into the ground.

Tastes like... (1)

macraig (621737) | more than 2 years ago | (#35958400)

... Umami?

Re:Tastes like... (4, Funny)

$RANDOMLUSER (804576) | more than 2 years ago | (#35958438)

Hey! Don't you be tastin' my mama!

Re:Tastes like... (4, Funny)

ackthpt (218170) | more than 2 years ago | (#35958506)

... Umami?

Share this story about Monosodium Glutamate with everyone via Sod.i.um?

If you haven't logged in lately... (5, Informative)

RayMarron (657336) | more than 2 years ago | (#35958458)

If you haven't visited in a while and want to make sure your links get moved to the new site once the current site shuts down in July, go log in and agree to have your account & links moved to the new home.

Re:If you haven't logged in lately... (1)

CharlyFoxtrot (1607527) | more than 2 years ago | (#35958888)

"To: XXXXX@gmail.com
From: noreply@delicious.com
Subject: Delicous Data Migration Opt-in Complete

Hi CharlyFoxtrot,

Hooray! Your data can now be moved along with Delicious.


Originating IP address:"

Hey! That's my address !

Exporting your bookmarks (5, Informative)

greg1104 (461138) | more than 2 years ago | (#35958724)

New terms [avos.com] and privacy policy [avos.com] Don't want to have your data switched? Worried about the transition? You can easily download all your bookmarks using their API with a command like this:

curl --user username:password -o bookmarks.xml -O 'https://api.del.icio.us/v1/posts/all'

The XML format you get it out in is pretty easy to parse into something else.

Re:Exporting your bookmarks (3, Informative)

cyberstealth1024 (860459) | more than 2 years ago | (#35959666)

For those of you without cURL with SSL support:

- You can also navigate to that site in your normal browser and save the resultant file (XML file)
- Or you can log into the site and go to the Settings Page > Export / Backup Bookmarks (HTML file)

Re:Exporting your bookmarks (1)

CCarrot (1562079) | more than 2 years ago | (#35964526)

For those of you without cURL with SSL support:

- You can also navigate to that site in your normal browser and save the resultant file (XML file)
- Or you can log into the site and go to the Settings Page > Export / Backup Bookmarks (HTML file)

Thanks, that was handy! Download...complete.

Not sure if I'll transfer over or not, depends on how retarded they are about 'verifying' personal data. (Really, my address is 123 Nowhere St., NoneOfYourBusiness, Nohio!) If they delete my bookmarks for that, well, at least now I have current backups for migration elsewhere...

There is no way in hell I'd share accurate personally identifying information (other than a throwaway email addy) with a frigging bookmark aggregator...get real.

And no, they're not getting access to my FB pseudonym either, even though I only use it to look at friends photos...

Re:Exporting your bookmarks (1)

cyberstealth1024 (860459) | more than 2 years ago | (#35971830)

Omg... you live next door! How's it going, neighbor? You should really cut the grass! Seriously though, I'd like to read the ToS and privacy policy... but I won't put anything personal there either

Re:Exporting your bookmarks (5, Informative)

dgp (11045) | more than 2 years ago | (#35960058)

I found the AVOS terms of use to be disappointing. 8 pages of 'me me me' and boiler plate.


That's interesting. In the agreement they want me to agree to, they state I have already agreed to it.

"You agree to provide accurate, current and complete information during the registration process and to update such information to keep it accurate, current and complete."

You want to make it legally binding that my street address stay up to date? I call that legal overkill. I can see wanted to get accurate information but I take legal agreements seriously and I dont want to worry about what contracts I'm breaking by forgetting to keep my street address up to date.

"We may, in our sole discretion, permit Members to post, upload, publish, submit or transmit Member Content. By making available any Member Content through the Site and Service, you hereby grant to AVOS a worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, royalty-free license, with the right to sublicense, to use, copy, adapt, modify, distribute, license, sell, transfer, publicly display, publicly perform, transmit, stream, broadcast, access, view..."

We *may* allow you to post stuff, but we own everything you post. Status.net has a similar model of collecting and distributing user content and they use a Creative Commons license.

"You agree not to do any of the following: ... 6. Attempt to access or search the Site ... through the use of any engine, software, tool..."

So much for an extensible platform.

What are some good bookmark apps that I can install on my own server?

Re:Exporting your bookmarks (1)

syousef (465911) | more than 2 years ago | (#35960428)

What are some good bookmark apps that I can install on my own server?

vi or Emacs.

and Apache

(Actually i'd recommend vim not vi)

Re:Exporting your bookmarks (1)

greg1104 (461138) | more than 2 years ago | (#35960648)

I also didn't like "If we modify these Terms of Service, we will post the modification on the Site or provide you with notice of the modification". *Or* provide me notification? So they basically can change the terms at any time just by posting a new set to the web site, and they aren't even promising I will be notified? Yeah, let me jump right on agreeing to that.

The main options I'm aware of for hosting your own bookmark server are:

  • Cutemarks [sourceforge.net]. Pretty simple, but not maintained anymore I think.
  • Firefox Sync Weave server [mozilla.org]. Seems like it's trying to solve way more complicated problems than I really care about, with the associated complexity that comes with that.
  • Firefox Sync server on Google App Engine [decafbad.com]. Interesting proof of concept, adding another server source compatible with Firefox's API. I don't really trust Google's infrastructure either though, and this hasn't moved much beyond prototype yet.

Perhaps the terrible terms for the relocated Delicious site will finally kickstart more development in this area.

Re:Exporting your bookmarks (1)

eric_herm (1231134) | more than 2 years ago | (#35960758)

The awesome folk at statusnet have posted this : http://status.net/2011/04/01/new-federated-social-bookmarks-service-freelish-us [status.net] So basically, that's statusnet + a plugin to add tags , and sahre them lie any microblogging tool, and it is federated. You can install your own service on your server if you want, or use one hosted somewhere. Too bad, the statusnet package in debian is still not uploaded ( http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=491723 [debian.org] ).

Re:Exporting your bookmarks (1)

foniksonik (573572) | more than 2 years ago | (#35961608)

I hear some of these new Web 3.0 browsers with HTML 6 support have a NEW feature: XBML xTensible BookMark Language. They even put a button at the top to add any site your looking at to the list. Amazingly it already has support for categories, search and more! Super cool, post social - personal and private bookmarking at last.

But why buy Delicious? (3, Funny)

cameigons (1617181) | more than 2 years ago | (#35958856)

From my user perspective I find awesome that they bought delicious and will keep it running. But from a business perspective.... Why in hell buy this thing? How does it fit in their plans for hitting it big (if there is any)? Well, I'll be looking forward to their interview. :p

Re:But why buy Delicious? (5, Funny)

tmarthal (998456) | more than 2 years ago | (#35959226)

they are going to use the digg model: revamp the site and lose all their subscribers.

Re:But why buy Delicious? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#35960444)

I see it the other way. Yahoo has shuffled management since hooking up with Microsoft. Anything competing with or not compatible with Microsoft strategy is just spare capital so they're cashing out for when the Microstft deal "pays off big". I'd guess these guys saw the service being orphaned an yahoo's management was happy to take coin.

Look at Nokia... Microsoft wants them to drop 7,000 devs NOW that know their OS well for a shot at being a MS "partner" pver a year from now.

So does that mean you can use spaces in tags soon? (1)

b.honeydew (1087465) | more than 2 years ago | (#35958928)

I always found this inconvenient and quaint...like outdoor toilets. I hope they'll upgrade this.

Wrong Friggin Logo! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#35958952)

YouTube is not Yahoo!

Gotta scan more carefully... (1)

Stephen Samuel (106962) | more than 2 years ago | (#35959002)

I could have sworn, the first time I read it that they'd been bought by the founders of Facebook, and my first reaction was 'There goes the neighborhood.' I'm much happier now that I've read it properly.

Goodbye, then. (0, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#35959012)

Being acquired by Yahoo! is the kiss of death. They have continually demonstrated their inability to make anything successful, including themselves.

Re:Goodbye, then. (1)

basotl (808388) | more than 2 years ago | (#35959152)

Your trolling right? Because Delicious was just acquired from Yahoo, not by it.

Re:Goodbye, then. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#35959172)

You're being a bit dense. He's referring to the sorry state Delicious has fallen into under Yahoo's ownership, like everything else Yahoo acquires.

Re:Goodbye, then. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#35959440)

No...YOU'RE being dense. The subject says, "Goodbye, then." which makes it clear that he intends to stop using Delicious because of this acquisition. The body of the email is obvious justification for this decision, which only makes sense if the poster believes that Delicious has just been acquired by Yahoo.

You are either the original poster trying to cover up for your ignorance by claiming that a very non-obvious interpretation of the post is what you originally meant, or you are just trolling. So, enjoy the food.

Re:Goodbye, then. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#35960132)

No, I'm not trolling. Yahoo! didn't make a success of Delicious. This is a brief flash of light before it disappears entirely. It's like restaurants claiming "Under New Management!", but I'd already drifted away.

Re:Goodbye, then. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#35959768)

Typical Slashfag.... too dumb to read.

wish they'd buy Slashdot... (1)

rastoboy29 (807168) | more than 2 years ago | (#35959356)

It's pretty clear the current owners aren't really interested in it any more.  All good and understandable--but why not sell it on then to someone with the vision to take it into the future?

Shame to see so few posts on what was once the center of the geek universe.

Re:wish they'd buy Slashdot... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#35959962)

Damn straight. And no more humorous story tags anymore either. I fully expected something like 'nomnomnom' attached to this one. Disappointed.

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Deleted my account (1)

Yuioup (452151) | more than 2 years ago | (#35960554)

I forgot I had a delicious account. Right after I got the e-mail with the announcement I deleted my account.

If you want to keep your bookmarks... (1)

mangst (978895) | more than 2 years ago | (#35962154)

If you are an existing Delicious user and want to keep your bookmarks, you must visit the Delicious website and agree to AVOS's terms of service before July (you should have gotten an email telling you about this). If you do not do this, you will loose all your bookmarks when the site is migrated to AVOS's servers in July.

Note that Delicious gives you the ability to export your bookmarks. This is helpful if you do not want to agree to the new terms of service, or just do not want to use Delicious anymore. To do this, click "Settings", then click "Export / Backup Bookmarks".

Re:If you want to keep your bookmarks... (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#35962826)

If you do not do this, you will loose all your bookmarks ....

OMG!! What will happen when the bookmarks are loosed upon unsuspecting internet users? Will they be redirected to Rickrolls and animated GIF sites?

Loose the bookmarks ... er, um ... dogs of war.


Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#35963542)

Please please, from here on out, can you please stop saying "going forward". Please.

How come Google doesn't have something similar? (1)

pjp6259 (142654) | more than 2 years ago | (#35970006)

How come Google doesn't have something similar? With all the "free" stuff that google provides, it seems like this should be right up there alley. I still don't understand how Yahoo couldn't find value in having millions of people tagging web pages for you for free. It seems like this should be a fantastic data trove for search engines.

delicious (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#35972446)

I've a better gamble Yahoo! Far Cry in the 2:30 at Kenilworth. It's only got three legs but it's a steal at 100/1...http://bit.ly/kMgjAR

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