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The site, which began an invitation only preview Friday, is quite an homage to Facebook, but it adds one significant new wrinkle: users can edit each otherís profiles, redecorating, changing information, and adding features. Think the Wikipedia version of a social network.
Sounds interesting but I wonder if it would have been better to give it it's own domain instead of a subdomain of Yahoo.
There's also a Yahoo blog for Mash [blog.mash.yahoo.com], too.
Yahoo Inc is testing an experimental social network service called Mash that makes it easy for Yahoo users to share tidbits of their lives with friends and family online, the company said on Sunday.
Mash, to which a limited number of public users began being invited as testers on Friday, was described by a spokeswoman as a new, next-generation service that is independent from the company's 2-Ĺ year-old Yahoo 360 degree profile service.
Yahoo to start testing Mash, a social network site [uk.reuters.com]
The content does change automatically (no need to approve it) but you get an email notification of the change and also you can reject the change through a simple revision history page.
I think that's actually one of the most innovative parts of mash, and I also like that it encourages you to really only add friends who are actually friends (or at least people you trust enough not to vandalize your page... err.. in a malicious way) rather than the myspace "I have 10 million friends" concept.