Some of you may have heard about the Yahoo! Twitter agreement that was announced a couple of weeks ago. The deal complements the Facebook agreement that we announced in December last year. Both these agreements are key enablers the Yahoo! Open Strategy, which is all about opening up Yahoo like never before to help our users connect with the best of the web. In particular, these partnerships with Facebook and Twitter will help us do several things:
- Aggregation of social activity from across the web into Yahoo! Updates to enrich products like Yahoo! Mail, Yahoo! Homepage, Yahoo! Messenger other content experiences across Yahoo!
- Distribution of Yahoo!s social activity and content (we call this, collectively, Yahoo! Updates) from Yahoo! out to Twitter, Facebook, and the web at large (think of Yahoo! as a massive client for updating your status out to your network(s) of choice).
Weve been working towards enabling our social APIs to support these objectives and today we haveRead More »from Release Notes: Yahoo! Updates and Social APIs