December 24, 2009
Editor’s Note: This article was written by Shashi Bellamkonda. He works for Web hosting company, Network Solutions, as the first-ever Network Solutions ‘Social Media Swami’. In this position he has helped Network Solutions aggressively move into the online space to actively listen to and interact with its customers. A prolific Twitterer, blogger, and product innovator, Shashi speaks 7 languages and ardently works to turn his hobbies into his profession. He blogs at: blog.networksolutions.com and http://www.shashi.name and you can follow him on Twitter at: @shashib.
I was reading Marshall Kirkpatrick’s post at the ReadWriteWeb about the impending demise of a blogger’s favorite community tool MyBlogLog. I have been using this tool MyBlogLog since 2007 and it used to give you a very personal glimpse of other MyBlogLog users who visited your website or Blog. Yahoo! has not officially confirmed it but there is a post on the Yahoo! Developer blog from Chris Yeh who says on the post:
“Frankly, it’s no secret within Yahoo! that we’re actively discussing the future of MyBlogLog. However, it’s also true that we have not made any final decisions at this point.”
What did MyBlogLog do for its users :
- Your blog visitors could join your Blog community and share content.
- You got analytics not only visitors but where they went from your Blog.
- You could welcome your readers personally if they belonged to the MyBlogLog community.
I agree with Marshall Kirkpatrick that had Yahoo! wanted they could have used the information collected by MyBloglog and provided more community widgets or tools to the users. As a business strategy Yahoo! has been shedding what it calls non core services. I for one will be sad to see MyBlogLog go. My other favorite Yahoo! communities/tools are photo sharing tool Flickr and social bookmarking tool Delicious
I am looking forward to reporting more news about MBlogLog. Did you use it for your web site or Blog? What do you think of R.I.P MyBlogLog?
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