Don’t look now, but Yahoo Buzz is getting better with new features up on its sleeves. Yahoo’s entry into the social news arena may not have hit us with a bang with less than innovative features but the people behind it are certainly doing their homework. And so they just added a new feature, or a new tab labeled as “Up and Coming” buzz.
This new tab, in addition to the existing Top Buzz tab, features buzz items which are slowly gaining momentum and are awaiting more “Buzz Up” votes, search volumes and the number of times the story was emailed to so many people, before they cross into the Top Buzz tab.
The Up and Coming Buzz tab is of course strikingly similar to Digg’s Upcoming section. Like Digg, you can filter the Up and Coming buzz by the most recent, or most number of votes. You can also view these Up and Coming items by categories. Once the Up and Coming items gathered enough votes, time to move over to the Top Buzz, where those items will get a chance to be featured on the Yahoo content network. And the rest as they say is equivalent to tons of publisher traffic.
As Yahoo Buzz continues to improve on its feature, it might just be a matter of time before it reaches the place where Digg is currently in right now. But that would of course depends on how popular it gets among the millions of Digg users. And the only way to do that is to come up with more features that are would match up with Diggs no-nonsense social newss aggregation tool. Yahoo Buzz seems to be on the right track though.