May 08, 2009: Yahoo! has updated with new social networking features.
If you haven’t checked out yahoo profile for quite some time now, now is a very good time. Yahoo has breathe new life into yahoo profiles by adding some very neat social networking features that will keep you updated with your connections straight from your yahoo mailbox and yahoo profile’s welcome page. Yahoo’s new social networking feature, which yahoo dubs as Connections, will keep you and your contacts(you need to invite them first) updated, once connected your contact’s updates (See list of supported 3rd party below) will show up in your yahoo mail and profile welcome screen. New features include:
- Prioritized Email(Yahoo Mail) – A seperate tab that says: “From Connections” will now be available in your inbox, clicking this tab will display emails from your connections.
- Smarter Inbox(Yahoo Mail) – With the smarter inbox feature, priority emails will not get lost in your mail anymore.
- Social Networking(Yahoo Profiles) – Stay updated with your contacts and see what are they up to.
It is going to be interesting where this is going to, right now your connections can only share the following updates:
- Photos: Picasa Web Albums, SmugMug, Webshots, Zooomr
- Bookmarking: Furl, Ma.gnolia, StumbleUpon
- Blog: Blogger, Bloglines, TravelPod, Tumblr, Vox, Xanga
- Music: Last.fm, Pandora
- Video: Vimeo, Youtube
- Status / Microblogs: Twitter
- Reviews: Yelp
- Others: GoodReads, SlideShare
Don’t forget to send me an invite! firstname.lastname@example.org