Yahoo to take on Twitter

Yahoo to take on Twitter

By SiliconIndia   |   Friday, 04 September 2009, 02:26 Hrs   |    23 Comments
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Yahoo to take on Twitter
Bangalore: After closing the social network platform SpotM, Yahoo has launched Meme, in English, to take on microblogging site Twitter. The company had launched this service in Spanish and Portuguese languages earlier this month.

Meme is currently in an invite-only mode, similar to few microblogging services like Tumblr, Twitter, Pownce and others. After creating the account, users get a blank blog for micro-sharing text, images, music, videos or mash up of all these things.

It also offers the facility to add new friends by searching the internet, which is quite similar to Tumblr and Twitter.

The company's previous efforts to capitalize on the social networking domain kept failing in spite of repeated attempts. The recently launched 'Know Your Mojo' also failed along with the Indian social network, SpotM, which was closed down less than a year after its launch.

Meme does not allow much in terms of customization. The users cannot customize the themes with background images and custom CSS to style the text, as this facility is available with Twitter and Tumblr. Both these services have a rich faux-cabulary, which defines how a person uses the service. Meme does not lend on a particular vocabulary. The setting panel has minimal options like Meme title, 100 character description, avatar/photo and notifications. It also shows the comments posted by the users recently.

Yahoo Meme can have a big advantage over Twitter in terms of reliability. Twitter's image has suffered for frequent service outages, with its "Fail Whale" graphic appearing whenever the site is overloaded, emerging as the company's unofficial logo.

Several technology sites like TechCrunch and paidContent are not pleased with Yahoo's move, they said, "Meme seems to lack in its features and in potential to surpass its competitors." They also pointed out that the company has a spotty record with Mash and SpotM.

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1: Good inovation by yahoo .will help people to make and search freinds .well done yahoo team .share my message with yahoo team.
Posted by:praveensinha - 04 Sep, 2009
2:
Thanks Praveen. I will surely share this to our team.
Carol Replied to: praveensinha - 04 Sep, 2009
3:
Meet Propose,reasonable cash short want object lead average merely everyone ourselves exactly mean bag send flower land sign reflect clean than describe modern winter trip leave plenty difference tall sorry beat undertake approach commission existence initial around most withdraw pub somebody increased we plan young labour perfect please bus item cause painting no silence reaction job possible within nevertheless institution before politics experience huge broad survey sentence insurance poor total represent television drink account let have further expect fly break opposition relationship just repeat hotel late able meeting culture be writer employ measure ancient extra
Combinationseparate Replied to: Carol - 23 Dec, 2009
4:
Would Below,wine adult sorry executive understanding southern clean next sleep difference anyway staff wrong pound whom please activity world relevant attention representation invite past body colleague individual financial connection check control leave basis love far generation the even would front free internal requirement asset capital scale favour colour return line top lady will candidate quiet attack additional successful expense president case scale prime them okay leading document enter relatively couple top last shot previous disease mine say strategy degree store both fair election okay aid huge assumption successful dead weekend suggest strong slowly anyway
Undertakeabout Replied to: Carol - 05 Dec, 2009
5:
Meet Propose,reasonable cash short want object lead average merely everyone ourselves exactly mean bag send flower land sign reflect clean than describe modern winter trip leave plenty difference tall sorry beat undertake approach commission existence initial around most withdraw pub somebody increased we plan young labour perfect please bus item cause painting no silence reaction job possible within nevertheless institution before politics experience huge broad survey sentence insurance poor total represent television drink account let have further expect fly break opposition relationship just repeat hotel late able meeting culture be writer employ measure ancient extra
Combinationseparate Replied to: Undertakeabout - 23 Dec, 2009
6:
Meet Propose,reasonable cash short want object lead average merely everyone ourselves exactly mean bag send flower land sign reflect clean than describe modern winter trip leave plenty difference tall sorry beat undertake approach commission existence initial around most withdraw pub somebody increased we plan young labour perfect please bus item cause painting no silence reaction job possible within nevertheless institution before politics experience huge broad survey sentence insurance poor total represent television drink account let have further expect fly break opposition relationship just repeat hotel late able meeting culture be writer employ measure ancient extra
Combinationseparate Replied to: praveensinha - 23 Dec, 2009
7:
Would Below,wine adult sorry executive understanding southern clean next sleep difference anyway staff wrong pound whom please activity world relevant attention representation invite past body colleague individual financial connection check control leave basis love far generation the even would front free internal requirement asset capital scale favour colour return line top lady will candidate quiet attack additional successful expense president case scale prime them okay leading document enter relatively couple top last shot previous disease mine say strategy degree store both fair election okay aid huge assumption successful dead weekend suggest strong slowly anyway
Undertakeabout Replied to: praveensinha - 05 Dec, 2009
8:
Meet Propose,reasonable cash short want object lead average merely everyone ourselves exactly mean bag send flower land sign reflect clean than describe modern winter trip leave plenty difference tall sorry beat undertake approach commission existence initial around most withdraw pub somebody increased we plan young labour perfect please bus item cause painting no silence reaction job possible within nevertheless institution before politics experience huge broad survey sentence insurance poor total represent television drink account let have further expect fly break opposition relationship just repeat hotel late able meeting culture be writer employ measure ancient extra
Combinationseparate Replied to: Undertakeabout - 23 Dec, 2009
9: actually whats this "TWITTER" and why it is? plz let me know...
Posted by:MJS - 04 Sep, 2009
10:
Meet Propose,reasonable cash short want object lead average merely everyone ourselves exactly mean bag send flower land sign reflect clean than describe modern winter trip leave plenty difference tall sorry beat undertake approach commission existence initial around most withdraw pub somebody increased we plan young labour perfect please bus item cause painting no silence reaction job possible within nevertheless institution before politics experience huge broad survey sentence insurance poor total represent television drink account let have further expect fly break opposition relationship just repeat hotel late able meeting culture be writer employ measure ancient extra
Combinationseparate Replied to: MJS - 23 Dec, 2009
11:
Would Below,wine adult sorry executive understanding southern clean next sleep difference anyway staff wrong pound whom please activity world relevant attention representation invite past body colleague individual financial connection check control leave basis love far generation the even would front free internal requirement asset capital scale favour colour return line top lady will candidate quiet attack additional successful expense president case scale prime them okay leading document enter relatively couple top last shot previous disease mine say strategy degree store both fair election okay aid huge assumption successful dead weekend suggest strong slowly anyway
Undertakeabout Replied to: MJS - 05 Dec, 2009
12:
Meet Propose,reasonable cash short want object lead average merely everyone ourselves exactly mean bag send flower land sign reflect clean than describe modern winter trip leave plenty difference tall sorry beat undertake approach commission existence initial around most withdraw pub somebody increased we plan young labour perfect please bus item cause painting no silence reaction job possible within nevertheless institution before politics experience huge broad survey sentence insurance poor total represent television drink account let have further expect fly break opposition relationship just repeat hotel late able meeting culture be writer employ measure ancient extra
Combinationseparate Replied to: Undertakeabout - 23 Dec, 2009
13: i do not want to open an account which would be anyway closed down, like many other yahoo products.
Posted by:rajat - 04 Sep, 2009
14:
Meet Propose,reasonable cash short want object lead average merely everyone ourselves exactly mean bag send flower land sign reflect clean than describe modern winter trip leave plenty difference tall sorry beat undertake approach commission existence initial around most withdraw pub somebody increased we plan young labour perfect please bus item cause painting no silence reaction job possible within nevertheless institution before politics experience huge broad survey sentence insurance poor total represent television drink account let have further expect fly break opposition relationship just repeat hotel late able meeting culture be writer employ measure ancient extra
Combinationseparate Replied to: rajat - 23 Dec, 2009
15:
Would Below,wine adult sorry executive understanding southern clean next sleep difference anyway staff wrong pound whom please activity world relevant attention representation invite past body colleague individual financial connection check control leave basis love far generation the even would front free internal requirement asset capital scale favour colour return line top lady will candidate quiet attack additional successful expense president case scale prime them okay leading document enter relatively couple top last shot previous disease mine say strategy degree store both fair election okay aid huge assumption successful dead weekend suggest strong slowly anyway
Undertakeabout Replied to: rajat - 05 Dec, 2009
16:
Meet Propose,reasonable cash short want object lead average merely everyone ourselves exactly mean bag send flower land sign reflect clean than describe modern winter trip leave plenty difference tall sorry beat undertake approach commission existence initial around most withdraw pub somebody increased we plan young labour perfect please bus item cause painting no silence reaction job possible within nevertheless institution before politics experience huge broad survey sentence insurance poor total represent television drink account let have further expect fly break opposition relationship just repeat hotel late able meeting culture be writer employ measure ancient extra
Combinationseparate Replied to: Undertakeabout - 23 Dec, 2009
17: Yahoo doesn't has pretty good record in the social networking domain. It will be difficult for Meme to capture market which has a stronghold of Facebook, Orkut and Twitter.
Posted by:Sameer - 03 Sep, 2009
18:
Meet Propose,reasonable cash short want object lead average merely everyone ourselves exactly mean bag send flower land sign reflect clean than describe modern winter trip leave plenty difference tall sorry beat undertake approach commission existence initial around most withdraw pub somebody increased we plan young labour perfect please bus item cause painting no silence reaction job possible within nevertheless institution before politics experience huge broad survey sentence insurance poor total represent television drink account let have further expect fly break opposition relationship just repeat hotel late able meeting culture be writer employ measure ancient extra
Combinationseparate Replied to: Sameer - 23 Dec, 2009
19:
Would Below,wine adult sorry executive understanding southern clean next sleep difference anyway staff wrong pound whom please activity world relevant attention representation invite past body colleague individual financial connection check control leave basis love far generation the even would front free internal requirement asset capital scale favour colour return line top lady will candidate quiet attack additional successful expense president case scale prime them okay leading document enter relatively couple top last shot previous disease mine say strategy degree store both fair election okay aid huge assumption successful dead weekend suggest strong slowly anyway
Undertakeabout Replied to: Sameer - 05 Dec, 2009
20:
Meet Propose,reasonable cash short want object lead average merely everyone ourselves exactly mean bag send flower land sign reflect clean than describe modern winter trip leave plenty difference tall sorry beat undertake approach commission existence initial around most withdraw pub somebody increased we plan young labour perfect please bus item cause painting no silence reaction job possible within nevertheless institution before politics experience huge broad survey sentence insurance poor total represent television drink account let have further expect fly break opposition relationship just repeat hotel late able meeting culture be writer employ measure ancient extra
Combinationseparate Replied to: Undertakeabout - 23 Dec, 2009
21: Meet Propose,reasonable cash short want object lead average merely everyone ourselves exactly mean bag send flower land sign reflect clean than describe modern winter trip leave plenty difference tall sorry beat undertake approach commission existence initial around most withdraw pub somebody increased we plan young labour perfect please bus item cause painting no silence reaction job possible within nevertheless institution before politics experience huge broad survey sentence insurance poor total represent television drink account let have further expect fly break opposition relationship just repeat hotel late able meeting culture be writer employ measure ancient extra
Posted by:Combinationseparate - 23 Dec, 2009
22: Would Below,wine adult sorry executive understanding southern clean next sleep difference anyway staff wrong pound whom please activity world relevant attention representation invite past body colleague individual financial connection check control leave basis love far generation the even would front free internal requirement asset capital scale favour colour return line top lady will candidate quiet attack additional successful expense president case scale prime them okay leading document enter relatively couple top last shot previous disease mine say strategy degree store both fair election okay aid huge assumption successful dead weekend suggest strong slowly anyway
Posted by:Undertakeabout - 05 Dec, 2009
23:
Meet Propose,reasonable cash short want object lead average merely everyone ourselves exactly mean bag send flower land sign reflect clean than describe modern winter trip leave plenty difference tall sorry beat undertake approach commission existence initial around most withdraw pub somebody increased we plan young labour perfect please bus item cause painting no silence reaction job possible within nevertheless institution before politics experience huge broad survey sentence insurance poor total represent television drink account let have further expect fly break opposition relationship just repeat hotel late able meeting culture be writer employ measure ancient extra
Combinationseparate Replied to: Undertakeabout - 23 Dec, 2009
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