Yahoo Adds Tool to Social Search

From Yahoo's Search Blog: Save to My Web is a simple, sociable button you can add to any and every page of your blog or website. Users click to save your content and add it directly to their stored pages on My Web 2.0. From there, the page is…

From Yahoo’s Search Blog:

Save to My Web is a simple, sociable button you can add to any and every page of your blog or website. Users click to save your content and add it directly to their stored pages on My Web 2.0. From there, the page is easy to retrieve, and easy to share with others. …

For bloggers and publishers, it’s a great way to distribute content to a larger community of connected users and make your pages instantly searchable on Yahoo! Just copy and paste this code into your blog templates anywhere and everywhere you want the button to appear on your pages.


Note this: “it’s a great way to… make your pages instantly searchable on Yahoo!” I think this is a neat tool, but I don’t plan to put it on my site. Why? Well, it’s too…focused on one place. I dunno, but I want something else. Something non-denominational. Clearly Yahoo is a major player, and that alone creates weather but….it feels like playing favorites. I guess that’s just me. What do you all think?

Author: John Battelle

A founder of NewCo (current CEO), sovrn (Chair), Federated Media, Web 2 Summit, The Industry Standard, Wired. Author, investor, board member (Acxiom, Sovrn, NewCo), bike rider, yoga practitioner.

7 thoughts on “Yahoo Adds Tool to Social Search”

  1. I like the save my button idea, but Yahoo! needs to implement it with more instructions. The script they provide merely puts the button in your side bar (I’m a typepad user), but NOT at the end of every post, which is where it needs to be for user convenience. Yet, there is no indication on how to do that.

    Furthermore, when you click on the button the user is taken to a log-in page. No explanation as to what “MyWeb” is or how it may be useful for people who are not early adopters and haven’t already signed onto the service.

  2. Oh come on John, you play favorites with Google every day of the week! Why not give Yahoo! or someone else a shot at the limelight.

  3. I’ll echo MikeM’s comments – Del.icio.us (once you mentally get over remembering that URL and the incredibly minimal interface – although that may change now that Yahoo has snatched them up) works well for my social bookmarking needs. So much so that I have started (in the last 6 months) to feature it during part of our Proving Ground on Information Architecture and Taxonomy event.

    I’m trying to ensure that while we promote formalized structures for navigation and search, there is a place for more informal “folksonomies” (or choose your current buzz-term), and ultimately these are going to mix together in commercial/enterprise solutions – to support the types of users that gravitate to the two extremes and the mashup between.

  4. (John – my last post had an issue with the embedded link – feel free to remove)

    I’ll echo MikeM’s comments – Del.icio.us (once you mentally get over remembering that URL and the incredibly minimal interface) works well for my social bookmarking needs. So much so that I have started (in the last 6 months) to feature it during part of our Proving Ground on Information Architecture and Taxonomy event.

    I’m trying to ensure that while we promote formalized structures for navigation and search, there is a place for more informal “folksonomies” (or choose your current buzz-term), and ultimately these are going to mix together in commercial/enterprise solutions – to support the types of users that gravitate to the two extremes and the mashup between.

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