Whatever that means, their mission will be to make Delicious popular among people that couldn’t care less about Silicon Valley but want to discover great content on the Web all the same.
(What if Twitter, Facebook and Google+ already solved that particular problem adequately?)
On the new Delicious website, you’ll find little references to ‘bookmarking’ as such. Rather, the revamped service aims to sway users into saving and sharing ‘stacks’ of online content with others. A stack is a collection of links built around a common theme or topic that can be shared in full with other users, enabling easy and swift discovery of online content by cutting through the noise.
AVOS calls said stacks ‘playlists for the Web’, which I think is an apt metaphor.
Also new: multi-word tags (e.g. “TechCrunch rocks”) and media previews. And wave goodbye to ‘network’, ‘fans’ and ‘subscriptions’, because the new Delicious is adopting the ‘Following’ concept we’ve learned to love thanks to Twitter, Facebook and other popular services.
If you used to be a Delicious user and would like to know what the transition means for you, go check out this support thread (particularly the last item).
Note that this is merely the first iteration; from the sound of it, AVOS has bigger plans for Delicious.
Anyhoo, screenshots (and demo video)!
Delicious is a social bookmarking website – the primary use of Delicious is to store your bookmarks online, which allows you to access the same bookmarks from any computer and add bookmarks from anywhere, too. On Delicious, you can use tags to organize and remember your bookmarks, which is a much more flexible system than folders. You can also use del.icio.us to see the interesting links that your friends and other people bookmark, and share links with them in return....
AVOS Systems is an Internet company led by YouTube co-founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen. AVOS is headquartered in San Mateo, California with additional offices in Beijing, China and Dunedin, New Zealand. AVOS recently closed a Series A financing led by New Enterprise Associates and Google Ventures with participation from Madrone Capital and China-based incubator Innovation Works. AVOS is committed to building great products that people use in their everyday lives. We demand excellence both in the products we build and...