As Stephen Wilson tells us, Yahoo Buzz is now open to everyone. Yahoo Buzz is a way of telling the world about websites that have particularly delighted you and the Buzz Log gives added visibility to What’s hot on Yahoo! Buzz™.
Yahoo Buzz is a site where you can vote in a similar way to Digg, although it is likely that there will be more editorial control.
As Darren Rowse explains, Yahoo Buzz will appeal to a certain type of audience and reader and will therefore present different opportunities to different publishers.
The burgeoning expansion of social media websites is almost head spinning. Another popular website with some similarities is del.icio.us or as it has recently been transformed into delicious.com. The delicious blog provides some explanations:
Oh happy day — the new Delicious is here
The new Delicious
Over the past few days we’ve been transitioning Delicious over to our new platform, quietly starting with RSS feeds and APIs. Today we’re taking the final step and flipping the switch on the new web site: delicious.com.
The new Delicious is just like the old del.icio.us, only faster, easier to learn, and hopefully more delightful to use and to look at.
It’s even more head spinning when you realize that both Yahoo Buzz and delicious are owned by Yahoo. As Michael Porter so wisely said, “Of course strategy is hard – it’s about making tough choices.” If Yahoo cannot make up its mind, how are we, the poor consumers, to do so.