During the holiday season the rumors that Yahoo was shutting down mybloglog abounded throughout social networks. In case you didn’t catch it Chris Yeh, Head of YDN has responded to the rumors in his post titled MyBlogLog? I’ve been a member of mybloglog for a long time and have rarely, if ever, received any traffic from that site. This is despite the fact that I have visited profile pages and blogs of those who visited mine and those I marked as “contacts”.
Something else I have witnessed that is not specific to mybloglog is that the “friends” and “contacts” we make in one social media or social network sites tend to be the same ones we are already “friends” and “contacts” of in other sites as well.
In addition I have noticed that the same published articles are spammed across all social media and social network sites to such a degree, and many bloggers have more than one site containing duplicated content. Therefore it’s actually difficult to find any unique content articles as the same stuff just keeps circulating and being tweeted and voted up endlessly.
When Yahoo closed down geocities it had some impact on my blogs as there were geocities bloggers who had backlinked to my posts. But this doesn’t seem to be the case for my blogs when it comes to mybloglog members. Consequently, if mybloglog disappears it’s not likely to have much of an impact on my blogs. I’m wondering if that’s the case with my readers’ blogs as well. What say you?