Yahoo Shuts Down 360
Yahoo has announced it is shutting down Yahoo 360, its never-popular social networking service. 360, which launched on March 29, 2005 (apparently the last time I was ever hopeful about Yahoo), never caught on the way Microsoft’s Spaces did, having a less-appealing interface, and bad decision to start as invite-only, and a lack of promotion and integration from its host company.
Yahoo will be folding 360 into a “more integrated” Yahoo profile experience while concentrating more on Mash, which it isn’t promoting any better. While you consider the likelihood of them screwing this up, again, lets reminisce:
Yahoo 360 Getting Buzz – March 25, 2005
Yahoo 360 Launches – March 29
Dave Winer Tears Yahoo A New One + Get A 360 Invite – March 29
Yahoo 360? Sixfoo 660! – April 6
Is Yahoo Trying Too Hard To Out-Google Google? – May 20
Yahoo Updates 360 With Flickr, RSS Features – July 27
Yeah, I haven’t written about it in 27 months. What does that say?