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Yahoo Buzz
Yahoo launched a new service today that allows users to help choose Yahoo home page content

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.

According 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 match.

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By MatthewAC on 2/26/2008 2:45:39 PM , Rating: 2
As if the Digg community wasn't bad enough, now all the yahooites can gather around this >_<.

RE: Clone?
By JoshuaBuss on 2/26/2008 3:34:24 PM , Rating: 2
yeah, it's always sad when good ideas go pretty much unnoticed until someone 'mainstream' either imitates or outright buys the little dude.

RE: Clone?
By sgtdisturbed47 on 2/26/2008 3:46:46 PM , Rating: 4
That's just the nature of business. The big guys get bigger and the little guys fight to keep alive.

RE: Clone?
By murphyslabrat on 2/26/08, Rating: 0
RE: Clone?
By murphyslabrat on 2/27/2008 9:59:36 PM , Rating: 2
RE: Clone?
By eye smite on 2/27/2008 11:36:57 AM , Rating: 4
Yep that's the way it goes. I've checked out the site and have it bookmarked, I like it so far.

RE: Clone?
By Cygni on 2/26/2008 3:50:39 PM , Rating: 5
And it has the same primary problem as Digg and its brethren...

Just because something is popular, it isn't necessarily good, correct, or important.

Not too shabby
By Raidin on 2/26/2008 5:48:00 PM , Rating: 3
You gotta think of it from a different perspective. This isn't going to be a list of submitted stories and links, but simply the Yahoo! homepage, with a LOT more editors working on it.

Each section of their homepage will have content based on what the viewers voted on the most (i.e. submitted most frequently.) This could be the first time a major portal site allowed its viewers to directly dictate the content.

And BTW, third paragraph, first sentence: stores should read stories. =)

ah the puns
By sidhu663 on 2/27/2008 8:12:26 PM , Rating: 2
as soon as i read the title i knew it was a pun on something. i was really hoping it wasn't because i like to think of dailytech as professional and somehow puns seem unprofessional. i dont even know why i think so but oh well

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