Yahoo Finance Adds User Ratings
Yahoo has now added user powered ratings to its Yahoo Finance channel which helps identify the messages in the Yahoo Finance Message Boards worth reading. Given the popularity of the Yahoo Finance boards, the rating system should be an effective way to trim the fat and spam from being read.
This also may be a sure sign that Yahoo is expanding their Social Media services from del.icio.us, Flickr, 360, Yahoo Local and Yahoo Answers over to Yahoo Finance – which is a strong anchor in the Yahoo family, and as anchored as it may be, Google has just entered the harbor with their Google Finance channel, chocked full of Ajax & Blog bells and whistles.
More from Reuters:
“The community can look at the post and determine the usefulness,” said Peggy White, general manager of Yahoo Finance. “The stronger messages of more value can rise to the top.”
Yahoo Finance has beefed up its technological infrastructure over the past 12 to 18 months, allowing it to bring more specialized features to readers, she said.
“For the next 12 months you will see continual introduction on the front end” for the Internet user, she said.
Yahoo Finance had more than 31 million unique visitors in February, compared with 23 million for rival MSN Money, which is part of Microsoft Corp., and 15 million for Time Warner Inc.’s AOL Money & Finance, according to tracking firm comScore.
As nice as it is to see that Yahoo is bringing its Finance channel up to date, I still don’t think Jeremy Zawodny is appeased