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Yahoo Launching English Version of Twitter Style Microblogging

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Yahoo Launching English Version of Twitter Style Microblogging

Although Yahoo has not had any luck with its efforts to come up with various “social” products and services, it won’t stop until it succeeds in this endeavor. Not so long ago, it has to shut down Yahoo Mash and then most recently, its Indian social network SpotM. Even Yahoo 360 continues to suffer from low usage.

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So for Yahoo’s latest attempt,  it is taking the route successfully taken by Twitter – microblogging. A couple of days ago, it has launched two language versions of Yahoo Meme – Yahoo Meme in Spanish and Yahoo Meme Portugese.

While Yahoo is still preparing these two sites, it has also launched an English version as well. The site is currently in alpha version but you can already see how the service looks like and how “posts” will appear.

It looks a lot like Tumblr or Twitter with pictures included in the post. Posts are either text, images, videos, music or a combination of these contents. You can also include a 100-character description as well as an avatar. There is also a commenting feature for each of the posts. Other people’s posts can also be reposted on one’s post, not like Twitter’s “Retweet” feature. You can also see immediately how many people have reposted a particular post. Posts are searchable too, very much like Twitter’s search feature.

No words yet on how long Yahoo Meme will stay in alpha version or when it will be open for beta testers. But you can leave your email address and join me in hoping that Yahoo gives us access to the beta version of Yahoo Meme.

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Arnold Zafra

Arnold Zafra writes daily on the announcements by Google, Ask.com, Yahoo & MSN along with how these announcements effect web ... [Read full bio]

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