Readers of blogs and many technology news sites like DailyTech are familiar with the
different services that allow readers to submit stories they find interesting.
Any owner of a website that has had their content put up on sites such as Digg
knows the kind of traffic this sort of content promotion can generate.
EWeek reports that
Yahoo introduced a new service today called Yahoo Buzz. Buzz
allows consumers to vote and uncover the most popular content on the web.
Yahoo says that the most voted on stores will be considered
for editorial placement on the Yahoo home page. According to Alexa, the Yahoo
homepage is the second most visited page on the Internet right now.
to Yahoo, the buzz can be about anything from a story on a major new
site to an extraordinary bit from an obscure site or an intriguing video.
Stories are ranked on their Buzz Score -- which is derived from search term
popularity -- the number of times the story is emailed from Buzz and the number
of votes a story receives.
The service sounds a lot like Digg or Technorati with
the major difference being that even with Yahoo’s stock sinking and it trying
to fend off a takeover by Microsoft, the company still generates a huge
amount of traffic that other sites offering similar services can only dream to