PC Magazine reviewed My Web 2.0 and concluded:

Though still in beta, the 2.0 version of Yahoo! My Web is a more fully realized social bookmark engine than either del.icio.us or Shadows. It's similar to the former but easier to navigate, smarter about organizing tags and bookmarks, and accessible via a toolbar you may already have.

However, in the "bottom line" section, Rick Broida says "Even though it forces you to use the Yahoo! Toolbar, My Web 2.0 currently offers the best social-bookmark experience." That's simply not true. I know several folks who use My Web 2.0 without the Yahoo! Toolbar. Instead they use the bookmarklet that's listed in the FAQ.

He repeats this assertion again in the "cons" section by saying "requires Yahoo! Toolbar or Search" which is also just as false.

I'd point this out on the PC Magazine site, but they dedicate so much space to the dozens of advertisements on that page that there's apparently no room for reader comments. Seriously. Look at the content to advertisement ratio on that page. It's completely out of whack.

Posted by jzawodn at October 22, 2005 08:23 AM

Reader Comments
# Gregory Hoyl Jr. said:

So true... for a moment there I thought the article was about the Dell Latitude laptop. Seems as if they (PC Magazine) have their priorities messed up a bit.


on October 22, 2005 09:22 AM
# Bryce Thornton said:

There's no doubt that the page is jam packed with ads, but if you click the link for the full review you will find a place to post comments. It's labeled "Discuss".

on October 22, 2005 10:38 AM
# Pete said:

> Seems as if they (PC Magazine) have their priorities messed up a bit.

Providing free, ad-less content and going out of business? The ads don't bother me - small price for not having to be a paid subscriber to look at the article.

on October 22, 2005 11:04 AM
# Mookie Kong said:

People still read that rag?

on October 22, 2005 02:23 PM
# Adam said:


I'm all for ads and such and I get pissed at the extreme-anti-ads folks who want all content to be free AND ad-free.

But I'm with Jeremy here. The PC Mag site is an abomination. Making money from ads doesn't have to mean creating a god-awful user experience. I'm shocked more companies (and people!) haven't realized this yet.

on October 22, 2005 04:15 PM
# Pete said:

It's hardly an abomination - the full text of the article is easily readable. There are ads on the sides, and above and below it. I think I've seen "floating" ads (the ones that get in the way of the article and you have to click to close them) on Yahoo. Those are much more annoying. So are popups (of which I experienced none at pcmag).

on October 22, 2005 04:38 PM
# Gregory Hoyl Jr. said:

I never mentioned ad-less content Pete. Heck, if that happened I'd probably loss my job. :)


on October 22, 2005 04:46 PM
# Adrian Lee said:

Maybe it just wasn't obvious to him that he didn't need to use the toolbar, is that his fault, or Yahoo!s for not making it clear enough?

on October 26, 2005 04:22 AM
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