Yahoo! Glue Is Like Mahalo Lite, Without The Jason Calacanis FireworksNov 20th, 2008 | By James Lewin | Category: General, Podcasting
We’re starting with a limited set of topics (more will be added over time), pulling together content from the best places on the Web onto one Yahoo! Glueâ„¢ page. These pages are built using an algorithm that automatically places the most relevant modules on a page, giving you a visually rich, diverse page all about the topic in which you’re interested.
The idea is that Glue will bring together the best content from all the major types of Internet media, including video, news articles and blogs, and aggregate them on one page.Â
Sounds like a good idea, but at this point, Yahoo! Glue is like Mahalo Lite, with limited search results and poor usability. And minus the Jason Calacanis fireworks.Â
Check out the results for a search for podcasting:
You’d think that Yahoo! might have some information on a 4-year old technology used by tens of millions, wouldn’t you?Â And if they don’t have Glue results for podcasting, they could at least fail gracefully and include the Yahoo! search results for podcasting!
I thought Yahoo! Glue might do better with something easier, like a search for one of Yahoo!’s own services, like My Yahoo!.
Here are the results:
Nice picture of a dog, Yahoo!
Just spectacularly awful results.Â
Yahoo! Glue apparently thinks that My Yahoo! has something to do with dogs or Nokia or why people should buy Yahoo!.
Yahoo! Glue is one of those half-baked services that big companies regularly barf out because they’ve bounced around the company too long and they can’t get approval for the budget to do some real beta testing.Â
Do you think Yahoo! Glue will last that long?