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Via email from Yahoo:

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.

To continue using Delicious, you must agree to let Yahoo! transfer your bookmarks to AVOS. After a transition period and after your bookmarks are transferred, you will be subject to the AVOS terms of service and privacy policy.

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.

About AVOS
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.

Moving On

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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Huh, cause I thought it was pretty great. I've already set both mine up to move over, I've just got to figure out if it will take what I bookmark between now and when it moves.

It seemed very informative for the site not to be up and running yet and easy to use as far as getting yourself in line to get your stuff moved and saved.

Oh, I'm not against it; I was hoping they'd end up selling it and not scrubbing, hugely. I have like, five accounts for fandom alone. That email just pinged me completely wrong, and I honestly can't explain why.

Probably because you know how to do the things it was talking about while I'm technologically challanged and the more you dumb it down the better chance of me understanding it. :)

If there was a bookmarking service that is to delicious what dreamwidth is to lj, I would be all over that. But I think I'd probably stick with delicious as well, just like I'm on both lj and dreamwidth. Just because, you know, not everyone would move to the new digs.

THAT SAID, for now I am just crying epic whoretears of relieved joy over the fact that delicious is not shutting down and/or being bought by stumbleupon, which I had heard floated as a possibility and like, stumbleupon, I like you and all, but my delicious bookmarks are MILITANTLY ORGANIZED and I do not see you being very conducive to that.


I"m so not against it; for some reason, though, I hate that email adn I can't even articulate why.

Yeah, the way it was worded does seem a bit sinister, or at least unnecessarily high-handed, if you look at it in a certain light. But then, given the way yahoo has treated delicious from day one I'm just glad they gave us the notification, which they probably only did because there's some sort of law that requires them to. They even linked AVOS's website and the new TOS - which I actually skimmed over (something I normally don't bother with lol) because of exactly that weird "off" vibe. In case you're wondering, I didn't see anything in there that merited the stentorian tones of this email. Just standard fare about how we won't sell your email address and we aren't responsible for whatever people link to.

What bothered me about the email is you're basically agreeing to a future TOS that isn't detailed -- at least in the email at all. And considering South Park's episode tonight ...

I was already going to see First Class, but that trailer nailed it.

I've got a weird relationship with the movies. From 1994-2000 I was a HARDCORE X-Men fan. Owned the comics, was all over usenet, and very very into it.

But I went cold turkey in 2000, before the first movie. So for me the movies are a lovely AU- and far better than they had any right to be.

But that first group. OH. MYSTIQUE! MYSTIQUE. My only regret is that they probably won't have Destiny in it. Not a huge deal as in movieverse, Rogue doesn't have two mommies. But still.

ETA: Icon picked not for sentiment, but because it's my only icon of the main team.

Edited at 2011-04-28 05:43 am (UTC)

I was a comics fan from about the same time period - not as hard core, but definitely going to my comic shop and buying the new titles, a bunch of back issues. When the movies came out, I enjoyed them, but mostly on a sort of superficial level? I wasn't a big enough fan to notice some of the egregious bad stuff, which is probably better for me, all told.

For First Class, I'm loving the Charles/Erik stuff, but I'm still thrown by the characters I don't know, like the pixie-winged girl, and the blips like Alec with no Scott, and the fact that Banshee and the White Queen can't have a hot snarky relationship...(I really enjoyed the early Generation X books.)


Oh, man, First Class does look good. But, and I know it's Marvel and Fox and all of that, but, ugh, the lack of logic!continuity makes me unhappy.

I think what bugged me about that email was that you had to choose between allowing the transfer and losing your bookmarks. Like it was their way or no way.

I do think it is because of bad PR though, and hopefully it'll improve.

Agree and agree on the reaction to the xmen trailers.... I can't wait (now)


So I'm pretty sure that the User Responsibilities section at the bottom there frowns upon both transformative works and porn. Did the original delicious TOS have those overtones?

Fanmirror time, indeed.

Hmm, yeah, except that the Delicious Content they're talking about is... the bookmark. And, I guess, whatever notes and tags are associated with the bookmark. So, you know, unless one fills one's notes section with explicit samples of the porn in a bookmarked story, I'm not clear how the bookmarking of porn could be seen to violate the TOS itself.

Posting a link is not publishing. Or, it's publishing a link, not the content on the page the link goes to.

I suspect this is a by-the-numbers TOS, designed to promise nothing to the users and protect the company, even if that negates the purposes to which the users put the site.


Oh please, please don't suck.

I didn't know about Havoc until I saw the trailer.

There is no squee big enough

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