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Facebook Beware: Yahoo! Pulse To Replace MyBlogLog?

myblogloglogoFollowing Yahoo!’s announcement on 24 February that its MyBlogLog service will be discontinued on May 24, it is fair to say that quite a lot of bloggers felt like a part of them was being lost. MyBlogLog was popular among many bloggers as it formed a way to create a community of bloggers who shared similar views and aspirations. Those who signed up for its free accounts could subscribe to others and bookmark them for future reading and/or sharing. Following its acquisition by Yahoo! in January 2007, the site has grown to over 275,000 registered members and several million visits per day. However, unfortunately, the success of social networks such as Facebook has raised the bar for others and MyBlogLog seems to be one of those affected.

According to Yahoo!, the termination of MyBlogLog was inevitable as part of their “ongoing effort to build products and services that deliver the best possible experiences for advertisers and consumers.” Consequently, investment in certain areas will be increased, while other areas will be scaled back. So then, what happens to all those bloggers that still want to see their social updates in one place? Well, step in Yahoo! Pulse.

Yahoo! Pulse

Yahoo! Pulse replaced Yahoo! 360 as a social network that can boost communication among Yahoo account owners. Users can log into their accounts and start up connection with friends, family and colleagues by sharing photos, videos, blog posts, status updates etc. Furthermore, with Yahoo! Pulse, users can create their own identity on Yahoo! so as to connect and engage with people, applications, and content

Therefore, MyBlogLog users are being encouraged by Yahoo! to use Yahoo! Pulse as an alternative resource for keeping up with contacts. According to Yahoo!, while Yahoo! Pulse doesn’t provide blog-tracking services, it is a useful way to streaming information from multiple social media feeds (Yahoo! Pulse, Facebook, Twitter) in one place. Also, you may be able to find and connect to your MyBlogLog contacts there.

Saving Information from MyBlogLog

Finally, MyBlogLog users are advised to review and save contents of their existing accounts such as contact, Web addresses of followed blogs and messages from other users as soon as possible because all information will be deleted after the closure date. Premium MyBlogLog subscribers’ subscription will be cancelled and any remaining unused portion will be refunded as a credit via the billing method on file.

Read more details on how to save information from your MyBlogLog account.

Talking Point

How does Yahoo! Pulse compare to Facebook?

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  1. Tony Berkman

    March 29, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    Finally! Yahoo is realizing that they should acknowledge the fact that they do have resposnibilities to bloggers on their network.

    There was no mention of encouraging bloggers to do anything before and started pressuring Yahoo “to sit down at the table” and discuss a sale or some other transaction.

    The mybloglog page did not even thank bloggers for their participation in the network. Now Yahoo is backtracking with Yahoo 360 is replacing MyBlogLog. The fact is it is not.

    360 is their larger attempt at becoming a social media player. The blogging niche is seen as too small to them, from my perspective. Yet what they fail to realize is that according to a Blogger Study conducted by the head of New Media at George Washington University on behalf of, bloggers join 7.2 times more social networks than compared to the average user.

    I believe Yahoo’s actions are shameful, show lack of respect to bloggers whose information they have farmed for years, while giving the minimum amount of effort back, and they are shutting down MyBlogLog for 360. It’s good old fashioned spin and bloggers are much brighter than Yahoo gives them credit.

    Here’s the email that went out to all members

  2. fanatsic sams

    March 30, 2011 at 3:06 am

    Does yahoo presented alternative to MyBlogLog

    • Admin

      April 14, 2011 at 5:22 pm

      Not really. You may just have to use Yahoo! Pulse instead.

  3. Jane Cooper

    March 30, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    I think big companies like yahoo and google should do something because facebook is too huge right now…

  4. Maggie

    March 31, 2011 at 1:14 am

    Recently Google has been trying to fight Facebook in the media circuit, so it’s not surprising that Yahoo has stepped up and enter the game. Maybe with the two companies, they can work together on bringing the notion that is Facebook back a bit. It is really big, after all, and who is stopping them from continuing to grow?

    • Admin

      April 14, 2011 at 5:23 pm

      It is difficult to imagine a bigger social network than Facebook at the moment.

  5. Pete

    April 7, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    I do not think that it will be another social media site like Facebook. It is very hard to compete with it because it is hard to change how people think. I they are used with something it will be hard to try another thing, in all domains, not only over the internet.

  6. Odurinde

    April 15, 2011 at 7:23 am

    I have being hearing about Yahoo! Pulse for sometime now, but I have not get the time to create an account and browse the site.

  7. Samantha Dermot

    April 20, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    Its good to see that MyBlogLog is back with some other name. When Facebook and twitter has went up to such a height I hope that Yahoo Pulse would reach the same within a couple of months.
    I would also like to see some other things to be updated in the Yahoo Pulse which was missing in MyBlogLog so that these updates can make pulse a good competitor in respect with twitter and facebook.

  8. afandi

    May 7, 2011 at 6:52 am

    Meaning to say is that all the people you have added in MyBlogLog will be gone just like that? And with the new Yahoo!Pulse, you can’t add people just like that unless you have their Yahoo Mail accounts?

  9. Ephraim

    May 12, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    Facebook is at the top of its game right now and frankly I can’t really see Yahoo! Pulse giving it a run for its money.

  10. Cassandra

    May 25, 2011 at 7:28 am

    Yahoo Pulse is also discontinuing blogs, guestbooks, and photo albums as of 16 May 2011.

    Moving blogs to Yahoo Pulse is not an option.

  11. Krisel

    February 28, 2012 at 2:55 am

    Although Yahoo! Pulse has a number of useful features I still prefer MyBlogLog. I hope that they didn’t discontinued it.

  12. Cassandra

    February 28, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    Yahoo Pulse was discontinued months ago and replaced with the absolutely useless new profile system with zero interaction or interoperability.

  13. Ashleen Moreen

    March 27, 2012 at 7:02 am

    Nothing beats Facebook that’s only my own opinion and base of what I have experience. As far as I know Yahoo! Pulse is good but I do prefer to facebook.

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