Dear Delicious User,
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, Hurley and Chen have firsthand expertise enabling millions of consumers to share their experiences with the world. Delicious will become part of their new Internet company, AVOS.
Reasons to let Yahoo! transfer your bookmarks
• Continue uninterrupted use of Delicious.
• Keep your Delicious account and all your bookmarks.
• Enjoy the same look and feel of Delicious today plus future product innovations.
What happens if you do not transfer 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.
AVOS is a new Internet company founded by Chad Hurley and Steve Chen who, in 2005, founded YouTube, the world's largest online video platform. Before YouTube, Hurley and Chen were early employees at PayPal, a leading online payment service that is now part of eBay. Delicious will become a part of AVOS, based in San Mateo, California.
Learn more about moving your bookmarks.
Thank you for using Delicious. Yahoo! has appreciated having you with us, and we are pleased to be able to transfer Delicious to an incredible new owner -- you're in good hands.
The Yahoo! Delicious Team
Sure, this may be premature, or maybe the person who wrote this is incompetent with public relations (by that I mean, I started reading this thrilled to know we wouldn't lose delicious entirely and came out of it rather hostile), but we build our own archives and websites; maybe we should consider building our own place for bookmarks.
Also, I want a pony. Either/or.
In other news, the first trailer for X-Men First Class did not inspire me. Oh, I was going to watch it, because hello, Eric and Xavier and also, McAvoy is hot like burning, but more like the same way you read [insert classic novel here] or watch [insert pop-culture required media here]; for the former, so I could say I did it and survive it; for the latter, because I'm media fen and it's like a compulsion.
But now I'm committed. And now it is not the fannish equivalent of a historical documentary on current canon; now it's going to hurt, and fine, I knew about Xavier and Erik, that I was ready for, whatever, but I wasn't ready for Mystique and Beast.
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