Oh, such disappointment. Back when Yahoo released My Web 2.0, I wished for an Add To My Web button that could be placed on my pages, to encourage readers to add them to Yahoo's My Web. Catching up on reading today, I saw the My Web Badges, now live! post over at the Yahoo My Web 2.0 blog. Finally, I thought! Nope, I found, when I went over to the My Web Badge creation page. My Web Badges aren't a way to get an Add To My Web button. Instead, they are a way to share the most recent pages saved within My Web.
- You can share the most recent pages you saved within My Web
- You can share the most recent pages everyone's saved within My Web
- You can share the most recent pages you've tagged with particular words
- You can share the most recent pages everyone's tagged with particular words
Pick your options, and you get a handy bit of code that will show your saved pages on your site. Oddly, you can't choose to share pages that your community has shared. It's either you or what everyone's saved, rather than that middle choice.
Being able to show picks is nice, but I still want that Add To My Web button. C'mon, Yahoo get with it! If Jeremy can use Greasemonkey to put Add To My Web links on Google, Yahoo ought to be able to give publishers the ability to do the same thing on their own sites.
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