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Most of you may be aware of the hype that Twitter has been getting these past few years and generally this microblogging platform has indeed changed the way information is shared on the web and how it’s constantly evolving the social media scene.
The network of millions of Tweeters all over the world is as enormous as the applications serving the platform for its users. I even jumped into the bandwagon since I started blogging and as I can see it, Twitter has really gone a long way despite the huge negative feedbacks from the internet media and attacks to the system by the hackers of cyberspace.
Just recently, we came to know that Yahoo has been putting up with something similar to Twitter and now that it has finally gone live. I would like to share with you some tidbits of information about it.
What is Yahoo Meme?
Yahoo Meme (link removed due to 403 errors detected mainly because of privilege-only access) is a service that allows users to share whatever they find interesting on the web—text, photo, video and music all-in-one completely organized tabs which you can find on the dashboard.
Yahoo hopes to make Meme as an efficient memeplex where fragments of information multiply and distribute, evolve or even die however maintaining its origin while giving credit to where it’s due. Once you post something on your dashboard (called a Meme), it stays with you. The credit is attached to your name, it can only get viral but it can’t be modified.
Meme’s user interface is pretty much easy but I intend not to talk about it for now. There are great features and there are some where you just might get lost. But for the sake of comparing it with Twitter, I must say that we can’t just compare something that is fresh from the oven against something that has been fairly cooked by time.
It’s too early to say where the service is heading but given Yahoo’s resources and marketing reach, we cannot discount that it can be a threat to Twitter soon. What do you think?