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Yahoo Experimenting with Blogs?

Hemos posted about 11 years ago | from the trying-to-make-a-buck dept.

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Tee Emm writes "Sven Latham reports on his Yet Another Blog that Yahoo is (probably) experimenting with its blog services for its general users. The test bench is in Korea and may be followed by an international service on yahoo.com. On the main Yahoo site, blogs.yahoo.com as well as blog.yahoo.com both are active though they take you to yahoo groups interface."

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I AM ON TEH SPOKE!!!~! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6783717)

More American nonsense... (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6783721)

God Bless America

God Bless America, with the worst crime levels in the first world
God Bless America, where "democracy" means a rich, white male as Presiden t
God Bless America, the biggest consumer of the world's natural resources
God Bless America, where "freedom of speech" means race-hate groups like KKK
God Bless America, and its massive and ever-growing poverty gap
God Bless America, with the highest obesity levels in the developed world
God Bless America, all its appalling "sitcoms" with no grasp of irony
God Bless America, because corporations should be allowed to run amok
God Bless America, wasting billions to attack foreign countries

God Bless America, and thank God I don't have to live there.

Re:More American nonsense... (-1, Offtopic)

daveqr (247081) | about 11 years ago | (#6783828)

God Bless America, where crime is at it's lowest level in 30 years.
God Bless America, where "democracy" means every vote counts in a Presidential election.
God Bless America, where "freedom of speech" means speech for both the KKK and the Rainbow Coalition.
God Bless America, where the rich get richer and the "poor" get richer.
God Bless America, where no one is taxed to support a state-run "news service".
God Bless America, where corporations are given the freedom to fuel the global economy.
God Bless America, where freedom is valued so much we are willing to spend our blood and treasurer to free a country repressed by a brutal dictator.

Re:More American nonsense... (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6783965)

LOL i bet this is the same kind of shit the hitler youth where saying!

LLOLOLOLLOLOLO

Americans are so funny if they werent so deadly and destructive haha.

Re:More American nonsense... (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6784052)

Man, that's funny that you're so proud of your "free" country and you think the "American Dream" actually exists! Over here in Europe, we feel embarrassed for you that you're American!

At least we have low gun crime, proper healthcare for everyone, a fairer tax system that genuinely helps those less fortune, quality news like BBC rather than your drivel like CNN, etc. And you must feel proud how your corporations are helping to enslave the developing world -- you wear Nike shoes, right?

But then, you've never been abroad and seen anywhere else, isn't that correct? Perhaps you should actually visit some of the places you so obviously look down on. The entire rest of the world has realised that the US is becoming complacent, and whilst you may have a legacy of strength, things may well be different in 10-20 years time. Now that'll be worth seeing.

Re:More American nonsense... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6784086)

well put. im sick of this 'america is the root of all evil' bullshit.

Re:More American nonsense... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6784107)

God Bless America, where "democracy" means every vote counts in a Presidential election.

Bwahahahahahahahah LOL you gotta be kidding!

Re:More American nonsense... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6784180)

where freedom is valued so much we are willing to spend our blood and treasurer to free a country repressed by a brutal dictator

Well, if you really believe that, you've got serious issues, man.

Wow!!! (-1, Troll)

Znonymous Coward (615009) | about 11 years ago | (#6783722)

What a total non story for this Monday morning.

IN SOVIET RUSSIA (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6783762)

Blogs yahoo you

Re:Wow!!! (-1, Offtopic)

Ominous Coward (106252) | about 11 years ago | (#6783768)

Seriously. usually when there's a link on a word like "reports", I expect some sort of report, not just some guy's home-page, with a complete lack of report.

Re:Wow!!! (-1, Offtopic)

LordYUK (552359) | about 11 years ago | (#6783798)

This is slashdot, thats par for the course...

are you new here?

Re:Wow!!! (0, Informative)

Ominous Coward (106252) | about 11 years ago | (#6783835)

are you new here? ...asks the user with a UID that's more than 5 times that of mine.

No, I'm not new, but this latest entry is bad, even by regular Slashdot standards. There's not even a story here, it's a few links to a few scraps of text. Must be a slow day in the tech world. Perhaps they could find a story that'd explain why gas prices jumped 20 cents/gallon over the weekend? I'd like to know why.

OMFG joo is teh l33t! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6783916)

A low UId and you've got nothing better to do than come here and let us all know that you don't think this is a story?

All hail joo, baby.

Oh, and prices jumped because Teh Oil Industry ownz joo.

Re:Wow!!! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6783993)

UN bombing in Iraq and the blown up oil pipeline to Turkey.

Sure the president can blow smoke up the Americans ass saying how great things in Iraq are going but the markets don't lie...

Re:Wow!!! (0, Offtopic)

LordYUK (552359) | about 11 years ago | (#6783995)

a higher UID maybe, but 3 times the posts!

and excellent Karma to boost! :P

Re:Wow!!! (0, Offtopic)

Ominous Coward (106252) | about 11 years ago | (#6784051)

It's not hard to have excellent karma. I earned 18 points in one day once I decided to start posting. All you need is a sense of humor or the ability to make obvious comments (read: insightful), and to post them early enough and high enough in the comments that people will read them and mod them up.

Post quantity != post quality.

How many blogs do you need? (3, Funny)

w.p.richardson (218394) | about 11 years ago | (#6783724)

Asked as I type this into a blog site...

The irony is palpable.

WHY DUBYA WILL PREVAIL (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6783725)

Dubya will never be held accountable because he makes his primitive followers feel proud. Face it:

  • Liberating poor countries from their oil is cool. It makes citizens with a low self-esteem feel like THEY PERSONALLY rule the world.
  • Firing a few hundred missiles from a safe distance is very heroic.
  • All of the soldiers who killed their own comrades and allies were heroes.
  • That blonde chick who failed her mission because she was too dumb to find her way is definitely a hero.
  • You don't need to be worth something to be accepted. You just need to wave a flag and shout "God bless America!"
  • Every failure can be a hero in Bush's America!
  • Seeing Dubya in a flight suit on board a carrier makes republicans shoot their load in seconds!
And as long as all of the above is true, the lies will go on.

IM Blogs (4, Funny)

rf0 (159958) | about 11 years ago | (#6783728)

Now what would be cool is if they could intergrate Yahoo IM so you could blog from your IM window. OF course just being careful that your talk with FitGirl 18/f/US (who is actually FatBloke 37/m/US) isn;t automatically logged :)

Rus

Not first post, first blog. (4, Interesting)

51M02 (165179) | about 11 years ago | (#6783741)

I would be interested in knowing which was the first blog system site ever created. My guess would be LiveJournal.com but I won't be sure. Does someone has a clue?

Re:Not first post, first blog. (1)

stry_cat (558859) | about 11 years ago | (#6783780)

I would be interested in knowing which was the first blog system site ever created. My guess would be LiveJournal.com but I won't be sure. Does someone has a clue?
Well I don't have a clue, but my guess would be blogger.com.

Re:Not first post, first blog. (4, Informative)

happystink (204158) | about 11 years ago | (#6783783)

Pitas.com was, it's mentioned in Rebecca Blood's history of weblogs.

Re:Not first post, first blog. (4, Funny)

govtcheez (524087) | about 11 years ago | (#6783825)

People blogged about sandwiches? Jesus, the Internet's been worthless since its inception, apparently.

Re:Not first post, first blog. (0)

kermitron (701247) | about 11 years ago | (#6783858)

I'd rather read blogs about sandwiches than pages of 16 year old goth wannabes bitching about not getting laid. But that's just me.

Re:Not first post, first blog. (2, Informative)

51M02 (165179) | about 11 years ago | (#6784182)

As written on the LJ FAQ, LiveJournal started on March 1999, beating up Pitas.com which started not until July 1999 as Rebecca Blood stated in her "History of weblogs".

Re:Not first post, first blog. (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6783787)

I think www.blogger.com is even older. Blogger was what make blogging mainstream.

Re:Not first post, first blog. (2, Interesting)

dema (103780) | about 11 years ago | (#6784098)

According to an item in the LJ FAQ, LJ was started sometime in March 1999 [livejournal.com] while blogger.com says it was launched in August 1999 [blogger.com] . Those are the two older ones I can think of and if they really are the two oldest it appears that LJ beat blogger to the punch.

Just what we need. (5, Insightful)

slusich (684826) | about 11 years ago | (#6783744)

Another place for people no one cares about to post rants no one will ever read. Isn't there enough of this on the net already?

Re:Just what we need. (0)

garcia (6573) | about 11 years ago | (#6783759)

Yahoo offers a lot of people a lot of things (games, email, search, calendar service, etc). Why not put EVERYTHING that people want to use in one spot?

Re:Just what we need. (3, Insightful)

Gherald (682277) | about 11 years ago | (#6783815)

> Why not put EVERYTHING that people want to use in one spot?

Does anyone _want_ yahoo ads?

No... (1)

Moth7 (699815) | about 11 years ago | (#6783829)

Because that results in bloatware. Does everyone want the Microsoft Personal Webserver, the Character Map, Clipboard viewer and... o_0 ... MSN explorer... *Is off to clear his so called OS components* [/Offtopic Anti-MS rant]

deltree c:\ /y should sort it out (2, Funny)

DrSkwid (118965) | about 11 years ago | (#6783986)

gosh, windows is bloated you say

why not add some comments to your slashdot journal about which options you removed, I'm sure we'd all be fascinated.

Re:Just what we need. (5, Funny)

kermitron (701247) | about 11 years ago | (#6783785)

On the upside; ever since my friends all got blogs, they've stopped sending me chain emails from 1791 that will give me good luck if I forward them to 15 other people within sixty seconds.

There might be a downside I don't see.

Re:Just what we need. (3, Insightful)

CGP314 (672613) | about 11 years ago | (#6783842)

Just what we need Another place for people no one cares about to post rants no one will ever read. Isn't there enough of this on the net already?

Well that's the tradeoff on the net. Everyone has the ability to publish their thoughts, but it turns out not everyone's thoughts make a good read. That's why search engines exist: to help you filter out the crap.

Re:Just what we need. (4, Insightful)

sootman (158191) | about 11 years ago | (#6783990)

Evidently, not quite. There will be "enough" when AOL and MSN and Yahoo! and everyone else offer them and every person has (at least) one. Same as anything else: companies constantly feel the need to make barriers to entry lower and lower until everyone who could possibley want one, has one.

Re:Just what we need. (1)

govtcheez (524087) | about 11 years ago | (#6783992)

No kidding. We've already got Slashdot. Anything else like this'll be redundant.

Never seen that before. (5, Funny)

CGP314 (672613) | about 11 years ago | (#6783750)

The story on slashdot was longer than the story it linked to.

Blog... (4, Funny)

LordYUK (552359) | about 11 years ago | (#6783760)

I've always thought the word "Blog" sounded like something you heaved up...

"Whats wrong with Bill today, is he sick?"

"Yeah, he's at home, blogging up his guts."

"Oh, I hate it when I blog."

or

"OH MY GOD PULL OVER I AM GOING TO BLOG!!" ::sound of blog hitting ground::

"BLOG!! BLOG BLOG!!! ugh, I dont feel well..."

Re:Blog... (0, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6783799)

Who is that chick in the microsoft ad at the top of the story..??!!

I wouldn't mind blogging her!

Re:Blog... (4, Funny)

happystink (204158) | about 11 years ago | (#6783812)

Totally, I think originally the word stood for "butt log"

Re:Blog... (3, Insightful)

Ominous Coward (106252) | about 11 years ago | (#6783818)

sadly, there was a hole in the language available for "Blog" to fill, as a verb. "writing a journal entry" is too long for these buzz-word filled days. "journalling" doesn't sound right, and it's still too many syllables. "blogging" is short, and to the point.

That said, I hate the word, and it's also pretty inaccurate, as a weblog (the originator of the word 'blog) is a site like Slashdot, not a personal web journal.

Re:Blog... (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6783946)

It's all good though, this description is how I feel about most blogs.

KR. (2, Informative)

CGP314 (672613) | about 11 years ago | (#6783772)

Yahoo Korea looks like a lot more fun than regular yahoo. It all ani-ma-fa-kated.

Re:KR. (1)

JofCoRe (315438) | about 11 years ago | (#6783845)

It's funny how yahoo korea looks strikingly similar to all that korean spam I used to get. Those were fun... couldn't figure out what they were trying to sell me, or how to unsubscribe :)

Re:KR. (1)

Moth7 (699815) | about 11 years ago | (#6783988)

So you couldn't figure out where the *block* button was then either? ;)

Re:KR. (1)

JofCoRe (315438) | about 11 years ago | (#6784012)

Actually, it got to be kind of a fun thing around the office to see what strange things the korean spam would be trying to sell me each day, so I didn't mind them that much :) Now I don't use that email anymore (moved on from that company), so I don't get to "guess what the korean spam is selling" anymore :(

I don't know about this... (4, Interesting)

Capt_Troy (60831) | about 11 years ago | (#6783773)

There's something about a blog that is entirely created and maintained by the blogger. I mean, would any of us really read wil wheaton's site [wilwheaton.net] if he just kept it at yahoo?

Nothing against yahoo or anything. It's great for people who don't have the resources or knowledge to maintain such a thing, but I doubt I'll be perusing the blogs on yahoo any time soon. Would you?

t.

Re:I don't know about this... (4, Interesting)

m00nun1t (588082) | about 11 years ago | (#6783861)

Just like no one would use an OS where you didn't have to compile the kernel yourself?

Blogging is still pretty niche and dominated by techie talk, and a LOT of meta-blogging. Something like this, the AOL blogging service and presumably MSN blogs (was in job ads a few months ago) will bring blogging to the masses, for better or worse.

Re:I don't know about this... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6783864)

LiveJournal.com [livejournal.com] seems to have made a pretty good success of it. Granted, the "Wil Wheaton's" of the world don't use it.

Re:I don't know about this... (3, Funny)

gricholson75 (563000) | about 11 years ago | (#6783903)

I mean, would any of us really read wil wheaton's site if he just kept it at yahoo?
I don't read Wil Wheaton's site anyway.

Re:I don't know about this... (4, Insightful)

dsmoses (653429) | about 11 years ago | (#6783977)

>I mean, would any of us really read wil wheaton's site if he just kept it at yahoo?

I would be willing to bet that more people outside of /. would read it then.

Really, how many /. people use AOL, how many /. people think they can make money helping out our Nigerian friends. Yet these things still happen, and make money on them. /. users are the minority and I doubt that Yahoo is really considering the /. crowd as their target demographic.

AOL annouced earlier this summer that they were going to set up the ability for their users to run blogs, so now Yahoo has to do it as well.

Re:I don't know about this... (1)

Capt_Troy (60831) | about 11 years ago | (#6784000)

I would be willing to bet that more people outside of /. would read it then.

Perhaps that's true. We'll find out soon enough I guess. It should be interesting.

T.

Content == King (4, Insightful)

RobotRunAmok (595286) | about 11 years ago | (#6783998)

Having the resources or knowledge to maintain a blog does not make what you have to write in the blog any more worth reading than what the Yahoo-ites have to say. Sadly, many of the technically-savvy have failed to realize this.

The truth of the matter is, if what you say is worth reading on a regular, or even daily basis, someone will step in and provide you with the resources to maintain your blog, thereby freeing you up to focus on your writing. These resource-providers are called publishers. Whether or not the blog-writer has a publisher is a good litmus test for whether I will devote any of my time reading what he writes.

As for keeping up with friends' activities: we use the telephone. Terribly Old School that way.

It's like graphic design. The personal computer programs that have made it cheap and easy for someone to do the *work* of a designer do not magically transform everyone *into* a designer.

Re:Content == King (1)

Capt_Troy (60831) | about 11 years ago | (#6784087)

I would mod this as "insightful" if I could. I've neglected the content part of the equation. Thanks!

So a yahoo blog with good content is surly better than a self built blog with no/bad content.

The only problem with the yahoo stuff is that you won't (probably) find a person's blog by looking for it on google (or any other search engine besides yahoo). that's okay for the most part, but in an age when everyone uses google, you blog about something and google users will see it.

Re:I don't know about this... (1)

gl4ss (559668) | about 11 years ago | (#6784040)

there's dozens of people have have had the intrest and skills to build a blogging system themselfs, but lack the intrest to write actual content into it. kind like my sort of blog i did, i have like 3 month peroids without writing anything there, not that anyone reads it anyways but i've regarded it more as a personal diary i can look at myself(and maybe, just maybe manage to keep the entries for 20 years as then it would be pretty cool).

When is a story not a story? (2, Informative)

kiwiokie (646077) | about 11 years ago | (#6783777)

Somehow this article seems more like a "first!" post than a news story. The actual post on yetanotherblog.com is no longer than the story teaser that Slashdot has posted. And the links (as reported) don't actually go anywhere particularly interesting.

Remember: patience is a virtue.

August 25, 2003 (4, Funny)

PetoskeyGuy (648788) | about 11 years ago | (#6783778)

Spent all day reading slashdot again. I posted a comment and it never even got any points. Fark had an awesome story about a guy doing something dumb. I finally have my very own blog so I can share my thoughts with the world.

August 26, 2003
Spent all day reading slashdot again. That Microsoft Sux.

August 27, 2003
Spent all day reading slashdot again. I hate SCO, they suck.

August 28, 2003
Spent all day reading slashdot again. Just upgraded to Windows XP. It sucks.

Bravo (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6783889)

You hit the proverbial nail, right on the head. Now, will you please use the hammer on the submitter of this story? Failing that, on anyone who would post such drivel, anywhere.

Blogs (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6783784)

When will you people realize that BLOGS are totally useless wastes of electrons? Self serving, "look at Me" crap. Blogs are Not news! Explodeing Blogs, possibly. Blogs are time wasters, resource wasters and a direct incicator of the Blogger's mental abilities.

Let's count (2, Interesting)

mrpuffypants (444598) | about 11 years ago | (#6783797)

So now we've got:

  • Blogger-Powered by Google
  • Typepad-From those that brought you MovableType
  • Slashdot Journals-From those that brought you misspeeled dupes
  • Typepad
  • AOL Journals-From those that brought you cybersex
  • Yahoo! Journals-From those that brought you the dotcom bubble
...All so that we can hear about a 14 year old and her first day of school and how "impossible" Jr. High is. Wonder-fucking-full.

Re:Let's count (2, Funny)

Effugas (2378) | about 11 years ago | (#6783849)

You don't remember being 14, do you :-)

--Dan

Re:Let's count (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6783878)

You know what I love, people who go on about how web journals are shit, and worthless. But then keep one (check out the homepage)

Re:Let's count (0, Troll)

mrpuffypants (444598) | about 11 years ago | (#6784143)

There's nothing wrong about being a hypocrite, Anon stranger.

Re:Let's count (4, Funny)

Call Me Black Cloud (616282) | about 11 years ago | (#6783894)

I agree. It's much more interesting to read the thoughts of a 19 year old college student with his own domain name (with the name being swiped from MST3K).

Re:Let's count (1)

110010001000 (697113) | about 11 years ago | (#6784114)

Even funnier: here is his first story headline: "Google rawks!" :-)) How very 14 year old of him. As a 14 year old (almost) I am offended.

Re:Let's count (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6784117)

On the 14 year old comment ... have you noticed that the basis for most reality-tee-vee shows is little different than what you're describing?

Someone must be interested.

Other 14 year olds, maybe?

What is this 'Yahoo' company.. (0, Flamebait)

mumblestheclown (569987) | about 11 years ago | (#6783809)

and what do they do that isn't done better by specialized search engines, existing blog services, and free email hosts again?

I continue to fail to understand how, as even a medium term prospect, Yahoo could be seen to be worth anything at all to any investor.

Re:What is this 'Yahoo' company.. (1)

mike_mgo (589966) | about 11 years ago | (#6784229)

As far as investing goes, I've got no idea, but I find Yahoo useful for its "one stop shopping" feel. I use MyYahoo as a homepage which gives me sports scores, movie time, comics etc that I like in a quick format. Free email, internet games, fantasy sports, maps, etc all in one spot. Now probably all of these things are done better my more specialized sites, but the convenience of having all of these things in one place is, well, convenient.

So many 'interesting' people (4, Funny)

Willow_mt (550444) | about 11 years ago | (#6783811)

This is just another addition to the idea "I want to be reachable everywhere and I want to let everyone know how interesting I am".
Most people just don't see the point of how this makes them less interesting.

That said, let's make another entry in my journal ;)

Re:So many 'interesting' people (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6783854)

Hmm, a bit like your "events" page.

Wheres Aol? (2, Interesting)

OfficerNoGun (686128) | about 11 years ago | (#6783814)

I don't really see this doing anything to the blog world. If aol did one (or partnered with someone) It could be really usefull. Let it replace buddy profiles, have a little button on AIM to post a blog, Have a read my blog button in an AIM window. Hold the blogs at central server, but serve them locally (the only person who would hit there server would be the user, everyone else would read the blog off of the users computer, like the profiles are now). Im not really saying this will be usefull in anyway to the internet at large, but I't would let let blogs grow.

Re:Wheres Aol? (1)

Moth7 (699815) | about 11 years ago | (#6783876)

1. Potential nuking of dial-ups o_0 2. How does this help when we have all reached enlightenment and are running Jabber clients on *nix?

Who cares (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6783826)

BLOGS ARE LAME
Who wants to read some dumbass's random thoughts.

Re:Who cares (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6784165)

funny, i thought the same when i read your comment.

This is cool (-1)

mschoolbus (627182) | about 11 years ago | (#6783834)

So... Sven will this be available?

Actual Story (5, Insightful)

GeorgeH (5469) | about 11 years ago | (#6783836)

The article neglected to include the permalink to the story [yetanotherblog.com] .

On a related tangent, how long before our schools start teaching kids how to write in hypertext? I would love for MLA to cover rules like "the linked resource should be relevant to the words that are used to link to it," "never include punctuation in hyperlinks," or "you will die a fiery death if you link the word 'here' to a resource."

Re:Actual Story (1)

Moth7 (699815) | about 11 years ago | (#6783959)

Bring on the lessons in hypertext! Maybe it will stop my "savvy" friends from using deprecated tags and trying to "compile" HTML in the VB6 IDE o_0

Re:Actual Story (1)

GeorgeH (5469) | about 11 years ago | (#6784146)

Have them check out Designing with Web Standards [zeldman.com] by Jeff Zeldman. It goes into the whys and hows of writing valid XHTML. And if any of your friends are designers who think that CSS can't make good designs point them to the CSS Zen Garden [csszengarden.com] .

Re:Actual Story (1)

Moth7 (699815) | about 11 years ago | (#6784188)

If I have any friends that know what CSS is then I'll give them that URL ;)

Re:Actual Story (1)

DASHSL0T (634167) | about 11 years ago | (#6784099)

You can find good hypertext rules here. [slashdot.org]

Does anyone still use Yahoo!? (4, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6783855)

Thought not. Better (less ad-infested) services can be found with competitors. They've stamped the only jewel in their crown, eGroups (now Yahoo! Groups) right into the ground - people only use it now because it's such a pain to migrate a mailing list elsewahere. If this blogging service is as bad as Yahoo! Groups is now, I can't see it taking off (I personally, will be sticking with my Slashdot Journal).

Re:Does anyone still use Yahoo!? (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6784100)

I don't mind the Yahoo company and their sites. They keep all seem to be pretty userfriendly and they use HTML they way it should be used. Of all the giant companies doign websites they are only bested by Google IMHO.

Re:Does anyone still use Yahoo!? (2, Funny)

Fammy2000 (612663) | about 11 years ago | (#6784218)

I won't write in my Slashdot Journal because people will just mod it down. (-1, Offtopic)

Re:Does anyone still use Yahoo!? (3, Interesting)

hswerdfe (569925) | about 11 years ago | (#6784226)

I still use maps.yahoo.com [yahoo.com]
in my opinion its still the best map finder on the web.
Fuck mapquest [mapquest.com]

Blogs (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6783873)

God, blogs are annoying. Buy a fucking mirror.

Re:Blogs (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6783976)

Why is this modded down? It is insightful. It represents the opinion of a lot of us. Blogs are terrific in the hands of someone who knows how to write & has something to say. This is a distinct minority of the human race. Just look at the comments posted here for proof.

Why? (4, Funny)

Jeremy Erwin (2054) | about 11 years ago | (#6783879)

Suppose Yahoo starts hosting blogs.
In three months, it will become popular.
In four months, it will become popular with "adults."
In five months, Yahoo Blogs will become a premiere conduit for erotic content.
In six months, Yahoo Blogs will force the reader to view a full screen ad before reading content
In seven months, Yahoo Blogs will start imposing bandwidth caps.
In eight months, readers of such blogs will be denied access to archives.

Not long before.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6783882)

Yahoo Journal comes out I bet :)

Yahoo should understand this.. (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6783908)

Information is not knowledge,
knowledge is not wisdom,
wisdom is not truth,
truth is not beauty,
beauty is not love,
love is not music,
music is the best..."
- Frank Zappa (the girl from the bus).

Yes it is true (4, Informative)

acehole (174372) | about 11 years ago | (#6783921)

I know the sys admin for yahoo, they've been working on a blog system since early this year. As with everything yahoo does, Korea is where they test it.

Korea is actually thier biggest money maker too, there is a avatar system that they have access to and people pay to buy virtual clothes and other such things for their own personal avatar. They make a fortune out of it, it's crazy.

But yeah... yahoo is definitely get a blog system.

The horror (3, Funny)

KU_Fletch (678324) | about 11 years ago | (#6783972)

Great, now I'm going to have to ignore a few thousand more blogs about how teenagers hate their parents and shut-ins hate society.

In Soviet Russia... (-1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6784082)

Blogs experiment on YOU!!!!

bunghole (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6784096)

gnaa reccomends anuses cheeses

Redundancy (3, Informative)

satyap (670137) | about 11 years ago | (#6784120)

Too many blogs. I'll stick to livejournal, TYVM. At least it's relatively ad-free and I can get RSS feeds and export my journal.

Yahoo Experimenting with Blogs? (1)

GillBates0 (664202) | about 11 years ago | (#6784132)

Yes with a probability of 0.5 No with a probability of 0.5

Blogs are repetative (2, Interesting)

jj00 (599158) | about 11 years ago | (#6784149)


My roommate has a Photo Journal [davefry.net] on his web site. While some days are really cool, and he is a really talented amature photographer, most days consist on what he ate for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

I generally use it to figure out what I was doing on a particular day. His girlfriend gets a bit embarrased - she must feel like a rock star at times.

I'm wondering if in the long run this is work Yahoo's time and money. If it is cheap to implement, then why not.

Yawn...Blogs are just (5, Interesting)

bob670 (645306) | about 11 years ago | (#6784151)

an overly tech oriented replacment for "Dear Diary" and a waste of time for most readers. So unless your the current equivalent of Lewis & Clark or General Grant or Abraham Lincoln it's pretty much just cheap therapy and soap boxes for the commons...

Not trying to create flamebait, but honestly, what use is...

Dear Blog (July 25): Just read an article on Yahoo about the guy with no feet who is walking cross county on his hands to raise money for kids born without ear lobes. Isn't that uplifting???

Dear Blog (July 25) I love my new iMac, it's just so yummy and friendly, not like the evil Micro$oft Winblows. Yuck!

Dear Blog (July 26): I hate that darn Marsha Brady, she's just so perfect!!!

Dear Blog (July 29): I just read an article on Yahoo about world politics, what follows are my 3.5 pages of unfocussed rant, aren't I smart world?

Dear Blog (July 30): Why won't he notice me damnit? Well, he'll notice when his cat disappears, the PETA website says we should free all the domestically enslaved house pets anyway. Here goes nothing?

Dear Blog (July 31): Mom took me to the doctor today, they say the Lithium will take the edge off, but I am not sure what that means. Think I will take a nap now......

Who F ing cares, personal Blogs are 99% attention whoring. And there's plenty of chat rooms, message boards and newsgroups for that purpose, just use this post as an example.

No One Patented This? (3, Interesting)

Greyfox (87712) | about 11 years ago | (#6784166)

Call me paranoid but I got $10 that says that once they get established, some guy comes along with a submarine patent and sues them and every other blog site on the Internet.

If no one has patented blogging, it's not too late as many previous patent suits have shown us!

More targetted spam to follow? (2, Funny)

fehlschlag (543974) | about 11 years ago | (#6784189)

Wow! I use yahoo for a certain amount of anonymity, and am still surprised how they get hold of all the addresses to spam them.
Now I'll have the opportunity to provide even more info about my perversi..., er I mean interests, political and otherwise - yeah, that's what I meant :)
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