Yahoo 360

posted on 2005-03-30 at 23:08:05 by Joel Ross

A few days ago, Yahoo released their first beta of thier blogging service: Yahoo 360. Tom over at WebFeedCentral was kind enough to send me an invite, and I signed up. Thanks Tom!

So far, I'm not terribly impressed. To even view the blog, you have to be a Yahoo member. To comment, you have to be a Yahoo 360 member. Both of those seem backwards to me. So I can only get comments from people who blog at Yahoo? Odd. Maybe it's because it's still in beta. Maybe it's their way of getting people to sign up (of course, you can't sign up directly right now). Who knows. But the fact that no one is really answering these questions seems like an unwise decision.

My initial impression says it's more than just a blog though. It's kind of a mix of a social networking software (think Orkut) with a blog thrown in. And Blasts.

I haven't been able to see an RSS feed from Yahoo 360 yet, but word is they are adding a copyright notice to your content, but it looks like that's a mistake.

Anyway, if you're interested in checking it out for yourself, let me know. I have 100 invites. And if you want to see mine, it's available here.

Categories: Blogging