A man walks down the street
He says why am I short of attention
Got a short little span of attention
Well, Betty, if you’re short on attention, you might just want to head over and check out the newly designed Yahoo News. In addition to some cosmetic changes, the new Yahoo News will attempt to customize your experience based upon how you find the site.
As TechCrunch explains:
Yahoo will will also pay attention to where its users are coming from – if a reader comes from Digg or Yahoo Buzz, only five paragraphs of their news stories will be shown initially, with the related links prominently featured (Yahoo figures that these readers are more likely to click through to new stories, and are less concerned with reading the full article). Readers who visit Yahoo News directly will be shown the full articles by default, and there will be an option for all readers to automatically show full articles.
Sounds a little primitive to me. Instead of assuming that all Digg users suffer from cyber-ADD, why not customize Yahoo News based upon an individual user’s habits?
If you want to check out the new Yahoo News, look for the link at the top of the existing page–or just check out the screenshot below.
P.S. Bonus points if you can guess the name of the song the above lyrics are taken from.