hey all...sorry I'm not around recently....work and industry happenings are just too much to keep up with reporting here without having a stroke (I'm more active on the local side lately).......
As predicted, LYCOS announced its "new" service called LYCOS "CIRCLES" (well, new in the US ^^)
this basically IS cyworld (without a lot of the bells&whistles--which I am sure they can and will add as things progress with it).
Again for quick review....cyworld is a "mini-home page" community system ("mini-home p" as they call it here) that is wildly popular here in Korea (its has about 10 million verifiably unique members. Remember, that's in a TOTAL Korean population of about 48 million. So, its impressive.) DAUM the owner of Lycos has a competitive system called PLANET, but cyworld was first and biggest.
However, Daum made the first move outside the Korea and it seemed clear that Daum was going to use Lycos as a platform to try this (mini-home-p) model out Stateside....and now...
here it is!
I haven't dug into yet to do a one-to-one comparison and see how well they translated it culturally (don't really have much time nowadays). :(
but it is interesting, imo and think it should be an area to keep watching. It MAAAAAY become the "next big thing" portal-wise. ;)
I wouldn't be very surprised if it did and became lycos's vehicle back into the top portal race.
fun fun fun. *^^*