My, oh my…
A few weeks ago, I talked about the new Content Gallery and how easy it is to add content to your page. We just released a new enhancement feature in the Gallery that allows you to preview content before you add it. You always watch a trailer before you see a movie and you always test drive a car before you buy it, right?
To try it out, simply click “Add Content” in the navigation bar and the page will display the Content Gallery. Then try searching for something… like “american idol”. You’ll get a few search results… all look pretty good.
Which should I add to my page? How will I know which content module will be the most current, rich, entertaining and informative? The “EW.com: ‘American Idol’ coverage” looks like it might be a good place to start. To preview it, simply move your mouse so that the cursor hovers over the content. Like magic, a “Show Preview” link will appear.
Click the link and a preview of the content pops up. This looks like it might be a good one… whoah… a fourth judge on Idol?!?! (Actually, I’m not really an Idol fan, but if I was, I would add this one!) Remember, to add it just click on the “+ Add” button and it will be added to your page. Victory!
Not interested? Don’t move that mouse! The “Show Preview” link has transformed (again, magically) into a “Close Preview” link. Click it to close the preview. Now go do some searches for topics you are interested in, browse casually and preview before you add.
- My Yahoo! Product Manager
The US Open in Flushing Meadows, New York kicked off this week and it looks to be an eventful tournament. Fresh off of an exciting Wimbledon Championships, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and the Williams sisters continue their quest for Grand Slam glory. From the first serve to match point, you can get the latest tennis news and tournament results from “Yahoo Sports: Tennis News.”
For some highlights from the organizers, you can add “The US Open 2008 – Grand Slam Tennis” to your page. And finally, for tongue and cheek commentary on the daily happenings at the tournament, check out “The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog.”
- My Yahoo! Marketing
I’m a firm believer in the idea that you should learn something new every day. One of my favorite sites on the web is HowStuffWorks.com. It’s a useful site that provides easy to understand explanations on how things actually work. It answers questions that you always wonder about – like “How do planes stay up in the air?” or “Does gum really stay in your stomach for seven years?” Add the Daily Stuff module to your page and start impressing your co-workers with your newfound knowledge.
They also have fun educational videos, so you can add the Video of the Day as well. Happy learning!
- My Yahoo! Marketing
By popular demand, we’ve added a recent news indicator to Stock Portfolios. If the stock you are tracking has any new headlines from the last 24 hours, you’ll see a starburst icon as an indicator to the left of the ticker symbol. When you place your cursor over the icon, a bubble will open and you can view intraday charts and the latest headlines.
Stay tuned for more improvements to the Stock Portfolios module!
-My Yahoo! Marketing
As we deal with runaway prices for gasoline and other basic necessities, it’s painfully clear that cold, hard, cash matters. Despite these realities, are there ways to stretch an already stretched-out dollar? Fortunately, there are a number of helpful feeds that share tightwad budgeting and frugal living tips. The personal finance tips and advice from the writers at Suite 101 are straight-up and super-helpful. Try adding their Personal Budgeting content to your page. And even in these tight times, you can still travel economically with tips from Less Than a Shoestring..
For no-nonsense, money-saving tips, check out About Frugal Living. And finally, if you’re looking for a mountain of money-saving tips, you’ll get these from a frugal grandma at Penny Pinching Survival Guide.
- My Yahoo! Editorial
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