MSN Wallop returns as a Yahoo 360 competitor
We all know that Yahoo! 360 has been launched for testing in a blogging meets social networking format, but what you might not know is that Microsoft’s Wallop, last mentioned here at the Blog Herald in March 2004 is still being tested and is likely to be released this year in direct competition to 360.
The Star Tribune has some of the story, including the comment that Wallop is “a Flash-based program offering similar services to 360”, and that Google may be looking at something similar.
Yes, that Star Tribune article was pretty good.
The journalist was actually only going to cover Yahoo 360 and had never heard of Wallop before I mentioned it. I sent him an invite and I think he likes Wallop more than Y360.
FYI, I have both Y360 and Wallop invites available at
I think, compared to Yahoo 360, that Wallop is a Flash nightmare. I personally think that Microsoft is going to haave to come up with a less confusing user interface, because what they’re got is currently unusable. Yes, the interface did begin to grow on me overtime, but it still needs work to make it better. Yahoo 36) os clearing a better product than MyWallop, but the test user interface now out there, and the standard to beat, is Tribe.net’s usr profiles