AVOS has been getting a whole lot of criticism by former Delicious users and fans – and even original founder Joshua Schachter – after the recent launch of the all-new Delicious. And granted, perhaps they would have been better off waiting a couple more months before launching.
But AVOS quickly moved to fix some issues, and announced that it was working on fixing others.
In a new post on the ‘Delicious beta status blog’, AVOS has just announced that is has now fixed a problem with Firefox extensions, and more importantly, started a ‘bookmark rescue operation’ to appease former users who’ve lost their old Delicious bookmarks:
For those of you missed the opt-in warnings that Yahoo! has been sending out over the past few months, we are working on a solution to rescue your bookmarks. We have designed a crafty solution and should have more news tomorrow. Stay tuned…
As I wrote when the new Delicious launched, it doesn’t really matter whether the tech crowd falls in love with the service (again), but rather whether it can appeal to a mass audience.
That said, I think it’s probably a good idea for AVOS to demonstrate that they care and that they are willing to address old users’ concerns all the same.
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 is a new Internet company, led by the founders of YouTube, Chad Hurley and Steve Chen. AVOS recently acquired Delicious.com, the leading bookmarking service. Previously, they co-founded YouTube, the world’s largest video site in 2005, which was acquired by Google 18 months later for $1.76B. Hurley and Chen were early employees at PayPal, a leading online payment service which is now part of eBay. AVOS is located in San Mateo, California.