Yahoo 360 Shutting down !

Once in a blue moon I happen to open my yahoo inbox and guess what i found? Yahoo 360, the place where you connect with the people who matter to you most, is shutting down operations.

This is what the mail said :

Dear Yahoo! 360° customer,

We will be officially closing Yahoo! 360° on July 13, 2009, to focus our efforts on making your new profile on Yahoo! the place where you connect with the people who matter to you most. As a result, you will need to move your 360° information to your new profile before this date. After July 12, 2009, your content on Yahoo! 360° will no longer be accessible. Here are some details to guide you through this transition…….

Yahoo360 Shutting Down

Yahoo360 Shutting Down

As a matter we shouldn’t be surprised to know this. The service, which like gmail, was always accompanied with the “beta” tag has finally decided to call off the service. Though there have been rumours about the service going off air since the past two years, no real decision was taken uptil last week when they quitely made that announcement. A service which even after so many years of existence could not hit the mark and could never prove what is was. Infact last week when inquired about the service by a friend, I couldn’t explain exactly what it is or rather was.

But I must admit that I was a bit surprised also. A giant as big as Yahoo!, launching a sort of social networking application and still being unsuccessful after so many years and that too in an era when social networking is at its peak. So many networking sites coming up and taking the stage in this crowd, Yahoo 360 could never make it big.

Well, all I can say is all the best to Yahoo, I just hope we are not nearing the end of the Yahoo era!

Abhinav Sahai

Co-Founder Zapylacz - Your Social Media Branding Lab. ProBlogger, Personal Branding Consultant. Open Source enthusiast and a sports freak!

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