Yahoo Buzz Now Open For Public Story Submissions

Yahoo Buzz a social news network you guessed it run by Yahoo has now opened up fully to the public, before today only a small handful of publishers could submit content in a bid to iron out any pre-public release kinks. Yahoo Buzz is very much a mainstream social news site with huge potential.

Yahoo Buzz allows anyone to submit and vote upon content much like you would expect from the like of the already established digg.com but there are a few suttle differences between the two. Many have challenged market leader Digg in the past and none have succeeded, could Yahoo be different though?

  • Stories on Yahoo buzz to some extent is controlled by human intervention.
  • Yahoo buzz has the potential to send more traffic to an article than digg does if you hit the mainpage at Yahoo.
  • Yahoo Buzz improves on the original digg idea and reduces the number of people gamiing it.
  • Digg started very much as a tech niche and is trying to expand into all genres, Yahoo Buzz starts by covering all Genres and has it’s huge daily news site to back the content up with.
  • Yahoo Buzz has been built for the masses Digg wasn’t.

It will be interesting to see how much of the market share Yahoo Buzz can take, especially after sites like Mixx failed to shift Digg from the number one spot.

Yahoo Buzz also has a  wordpress plugin available so you can place your very own Buzz Up button on your blog 🙂

Yahoo Buzz WordPress Plugin

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Author: on August 19th, 2008

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  1. sarah says:

    been looking for info on yahoo buzz lately and stumbled on your article on blogengage. this is great info for us newbies who’d like to try out yahoo buzz. and that plugin is pretty nifty!

  2. bbrian017 says:

    Has anyone tried this yet and seen any positive results?

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