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The revamp of Delicious involves an overhaul of the site’s design and the software and the systems used to tag and organize links.


SAN MATEO, Calif. — Chad Hurley and Steve Chen have some experience with turning a small Web site into Internet gold. In 2006 they sold their scrappy start-up YouTube to Google for $1.65 billion.


The Delicious office in San Mateo, Calif. It now has around 15 employees, mostly engineers.


More recently they picked an unlikely candidate to be their next Web sensation: a Yahoo castoff.


The men are trying to inject new life into Delicious, a social bookmarking service that, in its time, was popular among the technorati, but failed to catch on with a broader audience.


“What we plan to do,” Mr. Hurley said in an interview here last week, “is try to introduce Delicious to the rest of the world.”