Yahoo! My Web 2.0 beta – A Social Search Engine


Yahoo! of My Web 2.0 beta is a product with a social concept that stores web pages as well as online bookmarks on the web, tagging the pages, and viewing web pages tagged by others.

When you look at a website, there are times when you need to read it later or you need to keep it. I usually bookmark it or save it on my PC for later viewing.

There were online bookmarking sites a few years ago, but they are all gone now. Yahoo! bookmark Only the online bookmarks provided by the portal remain.

There was nTaker in 1999 as a way to save web pages to a PC. It was quite popular because it allows you to save web pages to your PC like scrapping newspapers. At that time, there was a column by Jakob Nielsen stating that framed HTML was not usable when bookmarking because it was after FRAME appeared in HTML. I think I used it up to nTaker 2.0, but it quietly disappeared one day, and unlike useful things, it might be an example of disappearing from the market because it doesn't make a profit.
These days, things repackaged with the concept of tag and sharing along with the Web 2.0 syndrome are emerging on the Internet.

Yahoo! of My Web 2.0 beta allows you to tag web pages, clip them online, and find web pages tagged by others.

 

Yahoo! Features of My Web

 

1. Save online bookmarks and web pages

Online bookmark sites that existed and disappeared Yahoo! bookmark As shown, the online bookmarking function is the basic material of tags and social networks.

A social bookmark called http://del.icio.us or Yahoo! My Web 2.0 differs from previous online bookmarks in that tags are supported and emphasized. Sharing of bookmarks has existed in the past. However, the keyword-based sharing or designation of the sharing target was not emphasized.

Yahoo! My Web 2.0 differs from del.icio.us in its online bookmarking feature in that it allows you to save copies of web pages. So even if the actual web page is changed or broken, you can see it in My Saved Copy. Instead, there is an option to save a copy when saving, so you need to check the option. But I don't know yet how long I'm storing it and how much I can store. It is useful for saving web pages that you want to view later rather than frequently visited bookmarks.

 

2. Tagging for bookmarks

Usually, when a search is performed through a search engine, the search engine finds and displays the text in the body of the web page. Even if a search engine finds it well, there is always a limit in terms of meaning. Tagging is the same as keywords in a thesis, and it is to put the keywords that are semantic in the web page in the same way that the key keywords of the thesis are put in to make it easier to find them later. It's not what computers do, it's people who give meaning to it. Tagging people are annoying, but it's convenient to find.

 

3. Bookmarks by people who have been published can be viewed using tags

http://del.icio.us Similarly, you can find other people's bookmarks with tags. It is easier to find web pages with informational value if you find them with semantic tagging rather than text search. If someone is interested in Web 2.0, it is much more convenient and valuable to find what the person finds and tag as Web 2.0 than to search for Web 2.0 in a search engine. Only let me see, or Yahoo! You can set the public option so that the community you have friends with on 360 can see, or everyone can see.

You can see the contact information of the person who shared that information and the tag that person used, but it does not appear that you have gone to that person's space because you are viewing it in the same UI as in my area, it's just the information the person has in my space I feel like seeing

 

Yahoo! How to use My Web

How to use is very simple.

http://myweb2.search.yahoo.com on Yahoo! If you log in with your ID, you can see the page like the picture.

How to save to My Web

There are three ways to save a web page in My Web.

 

1. Yahoo! Save as Toolbar

Yahoo! for IE or Firefox! You must install the toolbar to save to My Web.

Yahoo! If you install the Toolbar for Mozilla Firefox, you can view a web page and save it to My Web with a button on the toolbar. I haven't tried IE because I rarely use it, and I'll summarize how to do it with Firefox.

http://toolbar.yahoo.com Go to and install Firefox or Internet Explorer Toolbar.

 

 

2. Use of bookmarks

Save to My Web Hover the mouse over the link and click 'Add to Favorites' or 'Add to Bookmark' in IE or FireFox to bookmark it. And if you click the saved bookmark for the page you want to save in My Web, a window to save it in My Web appears.

 

3. Firefox extension

If you use the firefox extension I made, users who use firefox can save it as a mouse context menu (right button of the mouse). You can install it by following this link. (Save To Yahoo! My Web Firefox Extension)

Save to My Web

If you use one of the above three methods, a window to save to My Web appears as shown in the figure.

 

 

Title
The title of the web page you want to save is automatically entered.

When saving a Hangul site, there is a problem that the title of the save window is broken in Hangul. Most sites in Korea do not consider multilingual, so they are not encoded in UTF-8, because My Web uses UTF-8.

For pages with broken Korean, copy and paste the title of the web page.

Add Note
A space to take notes. You can also write a summary of the web page, author, and date of creation.

Tags
Enter keywords to make it easier to find the web page later.
There is an auto-completion function that automatically shows tags that are different from those that I typed before when I enter text, so you can select them.
Or, if you look at Suggested:, there are cases where the web page is parsed and tags are recommended. Just click and it will be entered in the tag input window.

Tools and tools are considered the same, but if you input them separately, there is still no way to fix them all at once. Or, you need to be careful because it recognizes differently even if you use a space like Web 2.0 or Web2.0. WordPress has a plugin that allows you to edit tags all at once, and I wish My Web would have such a feature.

Access
This is the disclosure option for how far the saved web page will be published.
Me is what I see, My Community is Yahoo! 360 ° You can see even those who have registered to make friends with , and Everyone is open to anyone.

Store a Copy of this page
'Store a Copy of this page' is checked by default. If checked, a copy of the original web page will be copied to Yahoo! It is saved in My Web. This function is http://del.icio.us The difference is that My Web can be saved in bookmarks that are tagged and shared with other people.

 

Improvement Requirements

The following is a summary of inconveniences while using My Web 2.0.

  1. I don't want the title to be broken even if it's not UTF-8.
    When saving a Hangul site, there is a problem that the title of the save window is broken in Hangul. Most sites in Korea do not consider multilingual, so they are not encoded in UTF-8. This is probably because My Web uses UTF-8.
  2. It would be nice if the Korean web page was also recommended as a tag.
  3. The view mode is fixed and the table format is not supported.
  4. When deleting saved pages, there is no way to delete them all at once. I imported bookmarks collected since 1996, and about 2000 came in. There are too many bookmarks that are confusing with other web pages and not used often, so I tried to delete them, but there is only one way to delete them.
  5. There is no way to rename tags all at once. Sometimes tags are spaced out and sometimes not, so when making one at a time, you have to edit them one by one.

How to save or bookmark web pages online with Yahoo! My Web is very useful, and it is also very useful when searching for information because you can browse web pages saved by others with tags.

In my case, I received news or blogs via RSS. bloglines.com If you think you should watch it later Yahoo! My Web 2.0 If you want to save to or save to PC FireFox ScrapBook extension Scrap to PC using .







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