Yahoo! has finally launched its much anticipated Digg-like content portal called “Yahoo! Buzz.” Yahoo! Buzz is similar to top social bookmarking site Digg, where news event, intriguing videos or images, extra-ordinary blog posts, that will be selected based on consumer posts and search patterns to ensure that only the most interesting and timely stories and videos from news sources, niche blogs are featured.
Once featured on Yahoo! Buzz, these contents will then be subject for voting by Yahoo users to determine the top rated content from across the web, measured in terms of Buzz scores. Buzz score is a combination of consumer votes and search popularity.
At launch, Buzz is said to have stories included from nearly 100 publishers. A future program will allow other publishers to participate.
Yahoo! Buzz beta currently contains 100 publishers that range from large online publishing brands to small influential blogs. Publishers will be given an online badge which they can embed in their websites to serve as voting button for their contents. Yes, think of it as the famous Digg button.
Now here’s the fun part, stories featured on the Yahoo! Buzz will have a link back to the publisher’s website from the Yahoo! Buzz portal. So, you can just imagine that flow of traffic coming into that particular website if its content gets featured on Yahoo Buzz.
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