Thursday, October 21, 2004

I Yahoo

Yesterday I was reading Apercevoir's article about the birthday reminders and blue noses. :)

I suggested she use Yahoo for it. That got me into writing this post.

At Yahoo, I get a bunch of services under one roof and a single sign-on. Bill Thomson at BBC had an interesting article about this yesterday. I agree with him. I subscribe to so many websites on the internet that I have store to all the website accounts and passwords in a file. Being at Yahoo, I can avoid at least a few. For example, the ever annoying birthdayalarm. Did you ever get a birthday request from them? If yes, you know what I mean.

Here all the Yahoo services I use regularly,

1. Yahoo! Mail : Of course!. I have like 5 e-mail ids. :)

2. Yahoo! Groups: My school and ex-office-mate groups are hosted here.

3. Yahoo! Bookmarks: I store all my favorite website links on internet and available everywhere. Browser links are only available on the computer.

4. Yahoo! Calendar: I am not busy enough yet to use a calendar. But I use the events tab for storing birthdays, wedding anniversaries and other important events. And I get reminded about them.

5. Yahoo! Photos: I create personal photo albums that I send back to my family.

6. Yahoo! Briefcase: I backup my files over here incase my computer should crash.

7. Yahoo! Geocities: My personal websites are over here.

8. Yahoo! Addressbook: My personal address book available for lookup anywhere.

They have many more services that I never or rarely use.

One stop shop. Why would I go anywhere else?

Thanks Yahoo for keeping it free. Hopefully for ever. :)


Ganesh said...

Related story...Thanks to Anil for the link.

Microsoft scales back Passport ambitions

SV said...

I am a fan of Yahoo too and now google. And bless them for keeping their services free.

BTW,Thanks for including me in your links you read.

VM said...

The feeling is mutual. They (Yahoo!) have been on top of things because of constant innovation in web service and keeping up with rivals.

Kannappan said...

Hey Yahooligan ! ;-)

Just check this just in case u havent already

and this Y! employee's blog

My $0.02