Happy Tuesday everyone!
Have you ever been in a bookstore and seen the “book of famous quotes” in a stack near the cash register? Every time I’m standing in line to check out I always flip through a couple pages to catch a laugh from a politician’s funny remark.
Well, I was recently perusing the “This Week’s Picks” selection of modules in the Add Content menu. They’ve got some pretty interesting selections in there for your page and I just found a Time.com Quote of the Day module. Of course I immediately added it to my page.
Now I get the same experience of flipping through those stacks at the bookstore, without being sold on signing up for the latest book-club discount membership. Add this module to your page and you might even see a rapper ready to take on Bollywood!
- My Yahoo! Marketing
Hi, my name is Eve and I’m a “Marketing Yahoo!.”
Prior to moving to the Bay Area (for good) in November 2006, I was somewhat of a nomad. I enjoyed traveling since my first adventures in China in the early 90’s and have always seized opportunities to live and work in different places.
The Philippines is my original home and I am an “adopted child” of a few other places. Nowadays, I’m glad there’s My Yahoo! because it’s a great time-saving way for me to stay in touch with news and developments in places I used to call home.
If there are places that have left a positive imprint in your life or opinion makers who never fail to bring a smile to your face, My Yahoo! is a great tool to stay connected. I set up a few RSS feeds to bring the world onto my page. Now, I can quickly scan through news and stories and reach out to friends and family in those places whenever I want! Here’s an example.
So wherever you go in this world, make sure to bring a memory to your My Yahoo! page. Enjoy!
- My Yahoo! Marketing
One thing I’ve learned over the 10 month-long roller coaster ride since my daughter Madelyn was born is that there are DEFINITELY not enough hours in the day anymore. To help other parents out there struggling like I am with a lack of sleep, my colleagues convinced me to share one tidbit of learning on how to save valuable minutes during the first years of parenthood.
I’m a geeky My Yahoo! user, so one of the first things I did during my maternity leave was build a special page full of “mom stuff” to help me keep track of the massive volumes of parenting-related information I was now consuming on a daily basis. The most valuable information I’ve collected on this page are the blogs of my family and friends who are also new moms. Checking out my friend Sheila or Dina’s blogs to see what little Sydney or Jack are up to is usually the best way for me to get a glimpse into what Maddy will probably be doing in the next few weeks.
I’m also more addicted than ever to my digital camera, so of course I check out my Flickr activity at least once a day to see if anyone’s commenting on Maddy’s latest photos (I also set up special modules with each of my sisters’ Flickr feeds, because I don’t want to miss a single new photo of my niece or nephews!). Other tools I can’t live without are my To Do List, Calendar, and the Diet Tracker (still hoping to get into better shape). And last but not least are all the helpful parenting resources and interesting mommy blogs out there like Work It! Mom, BabyCenter’s MOMformation, Shine’s Parenting channel, MomLogic and dooce.
Are you a busy Mom with a My Yahoo! page? Share your ideas in the comments.
Yahoo! Public Relations
Now that summer is at its peak, what better time to hit the beach and have some fun? I remember playing with those little plastic buckets that would form sandcastle turrets, and that was about as far as I got.
What really amazed me were the massive structures that other people would construct. They had full towers, windows, and courtyards! Well, after a little research in the My Yahoo! content directory, I found a feed that will help you plan for your next beach adventure. With Monkeysee.com you can build “real-deal” sandcastles.
They’ve got tons of how-to videos that’ll have you building a sandy Buckingham Palace in no time! What I like about this site is that they have some cool RSS feeds with tips and videos for all sorts of adventures. Have a look.
There’s another place to pick up some sandcastle building tips called Sand Castle Central. They’ve got some great tips for beginners, like me, so give it a look.
- My Yahoo! Marketing
Hello My Yahoo! users,
As planned, we transitioned everyone to the new My Yahoo! yesterday. We’re excited about this version because it provides a solid foundation for us to more quickly innovate and respond to your needs and requests. We still have a lot more in store for the product, and will be continuously improving it with the additional display controls and module enhancements that we know are important to you.
Some of you have asked if you can return to the original My Yahoo!. Going forward, we are entirely focused on the new version so that we can create the best overall experience for you. Therefore, the original My Yahoo! has been retired.
We’ve been diligently following all of your feedback, and appreciate you taking the time to share your ideas with us. We’ll continue to use this blog and the feedback page to gather your input and keep you informed of the things we are working on for you – so please stay tuned!
The My Yahoo! Team
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