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Dec10
Business Blogs Watch As Yahoo! Buys Delicious
Whenever I think of a possible post topic, I worry about the question, "So what?"  Especially, "So what for business blogging and business bloggers?"  Such preoccupation helps me, I think, to talk about news that's especially relevant to people who blog for business purposes.

So, on to the news.  Yahoo!, the Wal-Mart of the Web, has just bought the popular social bookmarking service called "Delicious" (del.icio.us).  You can see announcements at the del.icio.us blog (so far with 300-plus comments attached) and at the Yahoo! Search blog (also with dozens of comments).
Now that Yahoo! owns del.icio.us and Flickr (the super-popular photo sharing service), it could potentially dominate the market in terms of where people go to bookmark, share, review and discuss texts, websites, photos and more.  For business bloggers (here comes the moral of the story), I think this will mean that Yahoo! is now even more important to watch than before.  If you own a corporate blog, you should consider how to use Yahoo!'s services to expand your corporate poularity and enhance your image.  (Of course, your competitors could also use Yahoo!/del.icio.us/Flickr tags and feeds to watch your business like a hawk.)

So what do you think Yahoo's "delicious" purchase means for business bloggers?

Related Business Blog Wire Articles:
Yahoo RSS Email Folder Can Help Business Bloggers
Yahoo! News Includes Blogs

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Yahoo underpays their workers? Forces unions out? Fires people for union activity? Runs a 200 year old business concept? (retail)? has multiple lawsuits against them? Gets sued for being unable to protect people when on their property?

I certainly wouldn't compare Yahoo! to Wal-Mart.

Matt

Matt, thanks for the comment. Yahoo! and Wal-Mart are certainly very different in all the ways you mentioned (and probably more). I guess I was just in free association mode when I posted (think of a big retailer: Wal-Mart, think of a big Web company: Yahoo!). So they're both huge companies that are recognized worldwide as leaders in what they do. Other than that, though, they are very different animals. (Don't tell me they're not animals :).) Thanks for clarifying that point.

Still, Yahoo! deserves our attention just as much as Google or any other big Web company when it comes to "Web 2.0" offerings and importance to blogging. I just think there are many people who aren't aware of all the new services Yahoo! continues to develop and offer.

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