Yahoo improves My Web

Yahoo now allows My Web users to share favorite bookmarks with people outside the Yahoo 360 network.

Elinor Mills Former Staff Writer
Elinor Mills covers Internet security and privacy. She joined CNET News in 2005 after working as a foreign correspondent for Reuters in Portugal and writing for The Industry Standard, the IDG News Service and the Associated Press.
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Yahoo was set to unveil on Thursday enhancements to its My Web service that lets people archive search results and share the links with each other. Now, users will be able to share interesting Web links not just with people who use Yahoo 360, but anyone, the company said.

Users will have more control over who they share their bookmarks with, according to Yahoo. For instance, they could set permissions to access pages to be only for themselves, only for a certain set of contacts, or for anyone. Users also can add a nickname and photo or image to their profile. And, Yahoo said, the homepage has been modified to allow users to better keep track of their contacts, bookmarks and messages.