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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    future guy, 24 Aug 2007 @ 1:37pm

    end of an era

    Back to the article we're commenting on:

    Cut them some slack, they've got to do something. Times they are a changin'. If they keep shilling their wares on newsprint, they'll be out on the streets using old copy for shelter. And hey, I bet most of their readers are about 10 years behind tech-wise anyway.

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