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windexcowboy
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Yahoo! 360 Invites
I know I'm a little late to this particularly party, but... If anyone would like a Yahoo! 360 invite, leave a comment here.
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periol From: periol Date: June 1st, 2005 04:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
i'm confused about the party. what makes it that cool?
windexcowboy From: windexcowboy Date: June 1st, 2005 04:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm not really that impressed with it to be honest.. I think Yahoo! is trying to be relevant again..

I think it will be more interesting if they are able to get better integration with their photo hosting services (for one, since Yahoo! owns Flickr, it would be nice it it could work with that instead of Yahoo! Photos), and they need to make substantial improvements in the blogging area.

Friendster did the blogging thing right. Rather than try to reinvent the wheel, Friendster Blogs are just powered by TypePad.

They also need to let users pull in their own RSS feed if they don't want to use Yahoo! blogs, just as Friendster does. It looks like from the announcement on the home page, that feature is coming.
periol From: periol Date: June 1st, 2005 04:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
They also need to let users pull in their own RSS feed if they don't want to use Yahoo! blogs, just as Friendster does. It looks like from the announcement on the home page, that feature is coming.

The scary thing is that the only people I really knew to be Yahoo users were all at my work. I want them staying as FAR AWAY from my livejournal posts as possible. Just the fact I have to use Yahoo Messenger at work is killing me (thank God for trillian!).

Will you be using your yahoo360 blog separately from livejournal?
windexcowboy From: windexcowboy Date: June 1st, 2005 05:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Why not install a Jabber server at work? I've never been comfortable with relying upon one of the public IM services for internal official communications, so that's why we've used Jabber (and now GroupWise IM) for our stuff.

I probably won't use my 360 blog for anything at all. When they add the external RSS support, I'll probably point it at my Feedburner feed which takes my LJ RSS and splices in my bookmarks from del.icio.us and my photostream on Flickr.
periol From: periol Date: June 1st, 2005 05:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
the IM server has taken a backseat to installing servers instead of running off of Pentium 4 machines. i can't even begin to tell you how bad the setup is here. it's taken me this long just to get the network to the point that something new doesn't crash *every* day.

but i have every intention of setting up a jabber server. will it allow external users to connect (like my friends?).
windexcowboy From: windexcowboy Date: June 1st, 2005 06:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
"but i have every intention of setting up a jabber server. will it allow external users to connect (like my friends?)."

Jabber was designed to be the SMTP of IM. Unlike proprietary IM systems that are closed, Jabber servers can talk to each other out of the box, so you wound't need to host Jabber accounts for your friends. They could create an account on a public Jabber server or one of their own, and if you have your firewall setup to allow the traffic, and you have a public DNS entry for your Jabber server, they can just add yourID@yourjabberserver.yourdomain.com to their contact list. Similarly, you can add people from other jabber servers (elarsson@jaim.at, for instance is my Jabber ID) to your roster.

When you add an external ID, the Jabber servers just look each other up in DNS and exchange messages (even with queuing if one server is down), just like SMTP. After the other party agrees to allow the subscription (Jabber requires both parties to agree to add someone as a contact), then bother servers start to exchange presence information when users sign-on/sign-off or change status.
animamusika From: animamusika Date: June 1st, 2005 05:02 pm (UTC) (Link)

Hey Erik,

How are you? Cool to see ya out here in LJ land. If it wouldn't be too much trouble I actually would appreciate a Yahoo 360 Invite. True it does not seem to be overwhelmingly impressive but as a technofile I am always anxious to try out new services. If you could e-mail me at: my gmail address (the account is: rcosden) that would be excellent. Thanks so much!

- Coz
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