What to do with Yahoo? Some smart stuff again from Dave Winer.
“Some analyst told them they needed to gain economy and synergy from
their acquisitions by centralizing and eliminating duplication, but
this makes no sense. Their goal isn’t to economize, the goal is to grow.” Exactly.
“The problem with Yahoo is too many people for too few opportunities.” – nail on the head!
I actually have a different analysis of Yahoo, from an information architecture point of view. The failed 360 experiment they did kid of moved them away from social networking, but they shouldn’t. 360 was too geeky, and missed lots of social network opportunities. It’s time to do it right.