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Posts Tagged ‘Delicious’

Delicious Will Become Avos

Three cheers! Bookmarking site Delicious is being acquired by YouTube founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, who plan to make the site part of a new site called Avos. Yahoo will continue to operate the Delicious site until July 2011. An FAQ on what this means for users is available here. For those who were worried, users will see their accounts transitioned rather than deleted.

ReadWriteWeb says it’s unclear what exactly Avos will look like, but Hurley and Chen are hiring and the offices will be in San Mateo, CA, where they founded YouTube. In a statementJohn Matheny, SVP of communs and communities for Yahoo, said “we spoke with numerous parties interested in acquiring the site, and chose Chad and Steve based on their passion and unique vision for Delicious.”

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PostRank Analyzes Sharing of Content from Large Agencies

PostRank, an Ontario, Canada-based company that measures and monitors social Web data, has taken a closer look at how much content from large PR firms was shared across Delicious, Twitter, Facebook, comments, and trackbacks during the month of February.

Overall, Edelman comes out on top with 1,766 total actions taken by people online. The firm also topped the Twitter column with 1,490 sharing instances.

Update after the jump.

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Sadness Surrounds Delicious Demise

News broke yesterday through a leaked slide that Yahoo is making plans to shut down bookmarking site Delicious (along with AltaVista and other Yahoo properties). While other tools have overtaken Delicious in online prominence, there are still some who lament the likely passing of this once popular resource.

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