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Wednesday, March 30, 2005

I received an invite to Yahoo 360

Well I just received an invite to Yahoo 360 from Erik Thauvin (thanks Erik!). It's Yahoo's blog/social-networking app. My threadbare Yahoo 360 blog lives here:

I don't know about you, but I want my blog to be preserved for eternity. That's why I signed up with Blogger -- Google's stewardship of the Usenet archives has shown me that they are committed to preserving user-created content for the long haul. Another candidate is, backed by the Internet Archive which has altruistically maintained snapshots of a good portion of the web since 1996, under the leadership of the eccentric Brewster Kahle. So they too have proven their commitment.

I don't know about Yahoo though... Their culture screams commercialism to me. I don't know if I want to hand my data over to them, for fear of it being deleted. Case in point: Yahoo Mail deletes all your mail if you don't log for a certain period of time. This is an example of stinginess toward the customer. Counter-example: GMail, which offers 1 GB of space and email forwarding -- probably the only free webmail service to offer these features.

I'll take generosity over stinginess any day.

(If you want a Yahoo 360 invite, send me an email. I've got 100 to give out.)


  • gmail deletes your mail too if you don't log in for a while.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3/30/2005 4:09 p.m.  

  • Thanks for pointing that out. Hrm.

    By Blogger Jonathan, at 3/30/2005 6:44 p.m.  

  • Ooh. Send me an invite. I've been itching to see what all the fuss is about. Here's a throwaway email address you can use:

    (I love Spamgourmet.)

    By Blogger Darius Kazemi, at 3/30/2005 7:22 p.m.  

  • Hi Darius - I've sent you an invite to your spamgourmet address.

    By Blogger Jonathan, at 3/30/2005 10:22 p.m.  

  • Johnathon, id love an invite if you've got any spare, love to see what this 360 is all about!
    colinwilliams007 aht gmail dhot com

    By Blogger Col, at 3/31/2005 11:08 a.m.  

  • Alright, I've got maybe 90 invites left to give out. Keep those requests coming.

    By Blogger Jonathan, at 3/31/2005 11:38 a.m.  

  • Hi Jonathan,

    I have a blog at blogger too. I want to try out Yahoo360. If you have an invitation left, send it to


    By Blogger Juan L., at 4/01/2005 3:27 a.m.  

  • hello..
    i found your Weblog from yahoo search..
    I was searhing for yahoo360 invite..
    can i request that from you..?

    By Blogger pooya_ww, at 4/01/2005 8:28 a.m.  

  • Oh please kindly send me an invite :

    By Blogger AgNi, at 4/02/2005 6:07 p.m.  

  • Hello:
    If you send me invitation of yahoo 360,I very thankful you.
    My mail

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/03/2005 1:00 a.m.  

  • Hi please send me a yahoo 360 beta invite.

    Ive been awaiting its release for ages but cant get an invite. I would be very grateful for one.

    My Email is

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/06/2005 9:23 a.m.  

  • Alright, invites sent. Keep those requests coming!

    Especially Gmail invite requests - now *that's* a great service.

    By Blogger Jonathan, at 4/06/2005 12:32 p.m.  

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    By Blogger Paco, at 4/12/2005 12:16 p.m.  

  • Do you have a Yahoo! 360 left?
    I'm on now as

    Diana Earl

    My email is

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5/09/2005 6:23 a.m.  

  • OK Diana, invite sent.

    By Blogger Jonathan, at 5/09/2005 8:14 a.m.  

  • Hi Jonathan,

    Pls. send me a Yahoo-360 invite.

    Thanks -Sidd
    ps: You do have some real cool snaps in your kitchen!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5/10/2005 12:06 p.m.  

  • Done!

    By Blogger Jonathan, at 5/10/2005 12:12 p.m.  

  • You also can try

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5/12/2005 1:36 a.m.  

  • This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8/04/2005 12:00 p.m.  

  • Hi Alex - That garden is my mom's doing - it's her pride and joy.

    I will send you a Y!360 invite!

    By Blogger Jonathan, at 8/04/2005 7:37 p.m.  

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