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Yahoo to Roll Out Facebook Integration?
tedster




msg:4147847
 10:10 pm on Jun 6, 2010 (gmt 0)

As part of a partnership with Facebook announced last December, Yahoo will begin allowing users to view their stream of Facebook updates - which Facebook calls the "news feed" - from Yahoo.com...

Yahoo also plans to rename its existing Yahoo Profiles service, currently a hub where users can connect to other Yahoo users and can post information about themselves. Yahoo Pulse, as the service will be called, will offer tabs for different social networks, initially allowing users to switch between their Yahoo and Facebook networks, these people said. Yahoo plans to integrate other social networks too...

[online.wsj.com...]


Unfortunately this WSJ article doesn't (and probably can't) disclose its sources, so the text is full of cryptic refernces such as "these people said". Neither Yahoo! or Facebook have many any official comment, affirming or denying.

The rumor mill I listen to expects to see this tomorrow - Monday June 7, 2010.

 

engine




msg:4148056
 10:08 am on Jun 7, 2010 (gmt 0)

New Ways to Increase Your Social IQ on Yahoo! [ycorpblog.com]
Social networks have seen explosive growth in recent years. As the place that 600 million people visit every month, Yahoo! is in a unique position to bring together different social experiences from across the Web to a single place. This vision has been our guiding principle since we kicked off our Yahoo! Open Strategy (Y!OS) initiative in 2008 and started to rewire Yahoo! to be more open and social.

Today this vision is really coming to life in the Yahoo! products you use every day. We are starting to integrate Facebook in a big way, a result of the agreement we first signed with Facebook last December. People who use Yahoo! and Facebook can now link their accounts to view and share updates with friends across both networks. This means you can see your Facebook News Feed from your Yahoo! homepage, Yahoo! Mail, and other favorite Yahoo! sites and services. When you create and share content on our properties including Yahoo! News, Yahoo! Sports, Yahoo! Answers, and many of our entertainment sites, such as omg!, Yahoo! TV, and Yahoo! Music you can share that content on Facebook.

StoutFiles




msg:4148097
 11:51 am on Jun 7, 2010 (gmt 0)

When you create and share content on our properties including Yahoo! News, Yahoo! Sports, Yahoo! Answers, and many of our entertainment sites, such as omg!, Yahoo! TV, and Yahoo! Music you can share that content on Facebook.


Which in turn will share that information with everyone.

zdgn




msg:4148109
 12:41 pm on Jun 7, 2010 (gmt 0)

you can share that content


That phrase is a code for "we will make it public" anyway. :)

aleksl




msg:4148178
 3:13 pm on Jun 7, 2010 (gmt 0)

People who use Yahoo! and Facebook can now link their accounts


Is that opt-in?

Yahoo! is basically providing a data feed of your private information to a CIA data mining project cutely called "facebook".

Priceless.

Alcoholico




msg:4148212
 4:18 pm on Jun 7, 2010 (gmt 0)

Does this mean that I will have to terminate the yahoo account I have held for years now? The more I see the current state of the Internet the less I like it.

Hugene




msg:4148393
 8:49 pm on Jun 7, 2010 (gmt 0)

This will probably be opt-in or at the very least user-controllable with an option to disable it.

With all the errors of Buzz and FB recently, Y has to be crazy not to make this opt-in.

claus




msg:4148408
 9:04 pm on Jun 7, 2010 (gmt 0)

Ohnoes :-C

This is seriously bad news. Shifting from Google to Yahoo was until now an improvement in privacy. With F-book integration both brands are a nightmare.

albo




msg:4148438
 10:32 pm on Jun 7, 2010 (gmt 0)

I'm with you, @claus (so to speak). Webmail from my own domain doesn't offer https connection, either. Grrr...

MWpro




msg:4148481
 11:55 pm on Jun 7, 2010 (gmt 0)

I go to Facebook dot com when I want to do Facebook stuff. This is a bit ridiculous.

physics




msg:4148485
 12:24 am on Jun 8, 2010 (gmt 0)

You know what? It would be awesome if there were only one page on the internet that I ever had to go to, ever, to do anything.

..

..

..

Wait, no, that would suck.

walrus




msg:4148495
 1:16 am on Jun 8, 2010 (gmt 0)

Guess they've all but given up on competing with Google as a search engine. But then again, I guess there really aren't any search engines any more, they are portals featuring search. Of course they need to be profitable, so they run ads and add other features to keep and gather users. But the branching off into every other market while we need competion in the search engines is almost depressing (well it might be when th ewine wheres off). Unless Bing really picks up, looks like the New Google will dominate search for a long time.

OddDog




msg:4148657
 6:49 am on Jun 8, 2010 (gmt 0)

Privacy can be improved.

Tor K

:)

gpilling




msg:4149078
 8:04 pm on Jun 8, 2010 (gmt 0)



This is seriously bad news. Shifting from Google to Yahoo was until now an improvement in privacy. With F-book integration both brands are a nightmare.



There is always Microsoft and Hotmail :)

StoutFiles




msg:4149102
 8:15 pm on Jun 8, 2010 (gmt 0)

I go to Facebook dot com when I want to do Facebook stuff. This is a bit ridiculous.


Facebook is a virus quickly infecting the whole web.

Maybe I want to go to a site and, you know, not be social? Screw you Facebook, I've had to put my profile on security lockdown (which they made as difficult as possible). If everyone else I knew didn't use it as the #1 means of communication I'd dump it in a second.

rise2it




msg:4152409
 4:26 pm on Jun 14, 2010 (gmt 0)

Bunch of whiners....like it isn't worth giving up all of privacy to play Farmville....

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