Delicious, the famous social bookmarking website has been acquired by Chad Hurley and Steve Chen. Chad and Steven founded Youtube which was acquired by Google Inc. The official statement from Delicious:

“We’re pleased 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, they have firsthand experience enabling millions of users to share their experiences with the world. They are committed to running and improving Delicious going forward.

Providing a seamless transition for users is incredibly important for both companies. Yahoo! will continue to operate Delicious until approximately July 2011. When the transition period is complete, your information will be moved over to Delicious’ new owner.”

So what will happen to your public and private bookmarks?

By agreeing to the AVOS terms of service, your public and private bookmarks will be maintained as they are today when AVOS relaunches Delicious. According to Delicious transition FAQs, the information transferred would include:

  • Delicious username
  • Delicious password
  • Email address
  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Bookmarks, Tags and Notes
  • Inbox items
  • Tag Bundles
  • Tag Descriptions
  • Network Members
  • Subscriptions
  • Blogpost jobs
  • Twitter Auth credentials (if supplied)