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World, get ready for Yahoo Mash

Yahoo recently began beta testing Mash, the company's experimental social networking web site that will allow Yahoo users to share information with one another.  Mash is Yahoo's latest attempt at social networking after failing with Yahoo 360 and its bid to purchase Facebook.

Yahoo aims to implement features that will differentiate Mash from other services, but exact details remain unknown.  One perk already known is the ability for users to edit profiles that belong to their friends.

Yahoo started inviting a small number of testers to the service late last week.  Users who have not been invited to the service are unable to view the site, however; the head of the Mash team has a public blog which details the current status of the project.

For any DailyTech readers who are now Mash users, the head of the Mash development team, Will Aldrich, has a message for you.

"Mash is still pretty raw — there are bugs and we haven’t gotten to several of the features it really should have," he posted in the blog.  We need to hear from you about where to focus our efforts. So leave comments here in the blog, on my profile, or on Mash’s suggestions board. We’re listening."

A New York Times blog points out a number of different features that the early version of Mash does not utilize.  For example, private messaging for users to message other users has not been activated by Yahoo.  Users also do not have the ability to post information and personal details.

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RE: oh god
By SunAngel on 9/18/2007 12:27:44 AM , Rating: 2
Interesting! I thought all geeks thought the same way. Everything needed to be in the digital domain of 1s and 0s. Isn't that supposed to be the purpose of online social sites such as this?

You guys really need to get it together. There is so much conflicting opinions it hard to figure anything out. One minute you want this, one minute you want that. What is a developer supposed to do?

RE: oh god
By Gul Westfale on 9/18/2007 12:53:39 AM , Rating: 4
i'm too old to be an emo who needs to share his pain of being a retard; and i actually talk to the people i know in real life, in real life. thus i don't need these sites... but they still annoy me.

RE: oh god
By zerocool84 on 9/18/2007 3:11:38 AM , Rating: 2
I slit my wrists yesterday because my mom got me a white ipod and I wanted a black one............

RE: oh god
By peritusONE on 9/18/2007 8:01:49 AM , Rating: 2
i'm too old to be an emo who needs to share his pain of being a retard; and i actually talk to the people i know in real life, in real life. thus i don't need these sites

I never understood the urge to judge the users of social networking sites so harshly (and to harshly stereotype them, as you did here). I myself do not use them, but I don't think bad of those that do. For a lot of people out there, it's a great way to socialize without fear rejection based on looks during first impressions. It also seems to be a great way to reconnect with people from your past that you've lost touch with.

RE: oh god
By Yongsta on 9/18/2007 4:09:35 PM , Rating: 2
Since you're on a "techie site" let's do some stereotyping about you... Hmm, you're still a virgin. You still live in your mom's basement. You have a lot of acne? Socially-Awkward?

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