It's been several months since Yahoo My Web 2.0 launched. How is it doing now?
Yahoo My Web 2.0 was announced as a way to overcome the "limits of web search" using "social search". Yahoo My Web 2.0 allows tagging of bookmarked web pages (like del.icio.us) and throws in some nice search and social networking features.
At the time it launched, I criticized Yahoo My Web 2.0 as being too much work for too little gain and doubted it would get mainstream adoption. Danny Sullivan at Search Engine Watch also was skeptical.
It's nearly six months later now, so let's go back and see how Yahoo My Web 2.0 is doing. Unfortunately, there's no easy way to get traffic numbers for the site, but Yahoo does post some metrics for My Web 2.0 on their home page. They say they have 407,819 pages and 99,800 tags.
This doesn't seem like a lot to me. "My Community" of 20 contacts has 2,821 saved pages and 1,411 tags. This would suggest that the entire community is only a couple orders of magnitude larger than my community. It seems that there may be just a few thousand people using Yahoo My Web 2.0.
What do you think? Are you using Yahoo My Web 2.0? If so, what do you like about it? If not, why not?
Update: Yahoo just acquired del.icio.us. My Web 2.0 was viewed by some as a del.icio.us knock-off. I wonder if Yahoo decided to build My Web 2.0 instead of buy del.icio.us 8-9 months ago, failed to get traction, and now are going ahead with the buy.