Yahoo! starts to roll out new homepage
So what's new? First off, the list of links on the left side of the page has been replaced by a customizable menu that gives you quick access to information like email, stocks, and weather. And that email section? You it's not just for Yahoo! Mail. You can also link your Gmail account and in time Yahoo! plans to add other services as well.
Yahoo! also plans to make its homepage more social by adding the ability to keep up on what your friends/contacts are doing. That could include notifications when friends upload new pictures to Yahoo!'s Flickr. Or it could include updates from other non-Yahoo! social networking sites.
All this talk about making the new Yahoo! homepage more social and more useful is all well and good. But you can't fool me. The ultimate goal here is to make sure the Yahoo! homepage looks less like the AOL homepage. You know, until AOL decides to copy Yahoo! again.