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. :)


4 comments:

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.

http://sv.typepad.com/forsv/

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
http://www.ysearchblog.com/

and this Y! employee's blog
http://jeremy.zawodny.com/blog/

My $0.02