still tastes good

Well, Delicious doesn’t really have a taste per se…it’s a website. However, users of the site were pleased to find out this week that Yahoo! had sold Delicious:

“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.”

If you’re wondering why the sale of Delicious is important, feel free to surf over to a blog post that I wrote for Inside Higher Ed. I currently have more than 3,800 bookmarks in Delicious. It is my brain’s external hard drive. I use Delicious to keep track of a variety of sites that I come across.

When it was announced last year that Yahoo! might be closing down Delicious, I was devastated. The news this week is terrific because it means that Delicious should be available for several more years. For users of Delicious, the utility of the site is tremendous. Long live Delicious!