My Web not Their Web

Yahoo! describes My Web as

A personal search product that enables users to save, find, and share favorite web pages.

The new, second beta is sexier, faster and better organized than the first. Hooray for Yahoo! But it until it permits the user to default to saving and finding his or her own web pages, it should be called Their Web.

I know I’m probably in the minority, but frankly my dear I’m not all that interested in “My Contacts” (don’t have or want any at the moment), what’s “Interesting Today” (this is not game time, it’s find time), or viewing the “Most Popular Tags” (when did search become a popularity contest).

As a psychologist I fully understand the appeal of social interaction. But as a professional, I’d like to have the option to opt out when I’m in work mode.

Like Mr. Sinatra, I’d like to be able to say, “I did it my way.”

P.S. To make My Web really handy, it needs to be added to the right-click, context menu.


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