Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Yahoo Buzz? Ready to launch?

Yahoo, as expected, have relaunched Yahoo Buzz. It lets you 'buzz up' stories which interest you. Content is not submitted en mass, instead Yahoo are reaching out to certain publishers. As you would expect there's an initial US bias/focus. Search for the 'FT' and you don't find stories from the FT. You find stories about the FT or to Yahoo's copy of FT stories like this one.

What's not expected is the lack of RSS feeds. I pounced on Yahoo Buzz with the full expectation to have new RSS fodder to feed into my information slicing/dicing scripts. Nothing. Not even a headline ticker.

Yahoo will tell me that Yahoo Buzz is in beta. I'll tell them that I expect RSS feeds - yeah, even in beta!