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Yahoo! To Compete With Twitter, Launches Meme

Posted by madhavkobal on 06/09/2009

Yahoo Meme is a microblogging service which is similar to other microblogging sites like Twitter, Tumblr, Pownce, etc.

Following the release of its Spanish and Portuguese language versions, Yahoo! Inc. has launched its microblogging service, Yahoo Meme, in English. This microblogging service is currently in an invite-only mode and is quite similar to other microblogging sites like Twitter, Tumblr, Pownce, etc.

With very few options like Meme title, 100 character description, avatar/photo and notifications, Yahoo Meme enables users to chat by creating a comment thread under the content they post. The Popular option displays the recent blog posts, just like its Twitter equivalent Trends.

Not pleased with Yahoo’s move, The Washington Post, commented, “The micro-blogging service seems lacking in its features and its potential to surpass its competitors.”

Failing in the social networking arena and closing services like SpotM, the company is trying its fate in microblogging platform with not so competitive service. It’s worth watching the Yahoo!’s luck in this area


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