NY Times Launches My Yahoo Clone A Decade Late

from the 1996-is-calling...-it-wants-its-idea-back dept

We were just wondering why the NY Times doesn't seem to understand the basic workings of the internet, and perhaps the answer is just that they're still a decade behind the rest of us. The company's digital unit has now launched an offering called "My Times" which just about every observer is noting seems remarkably similar to MyYahoo, just more than a decade after Yahoo launched MyYahoo. The NY Times is hyping up the fact that the site will have NY Times reporters recommend their favorite sites, but that's hardly compelling since it's really not that difficult to find popular sites these days. I think there are some really fantastic reporters at the Times, but it seems that the people figuring out the company's digital strategy need to update themselves to the current decade.
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  1. identicon
    Chuck Norris' Enemy (deceased), 24 Aug 2007 @ 11:10am

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    Killer_Tofu,
    Sometimes people add a descriptor in the subject when responding to an original post without a subject, in this case william's posts. I don't know about his random replies to music piracy but I am guessing he is having an argument in his own mind.

    William,
    Liberals are communists! Environmentalists want to control how much energy you can use. They want to take from the strong and give to the weak. They want to equalize everything. That sounds pretty communist to me. Since some liberals tend to be godless, why don't you believe in Darwinism and the survival of the species instead of making poor people parasites on the able.

    On topic, the NY Times is teh suck!

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