Netlog brings social network’s status updates to Yahoo! (Appolicious)
Users of the social networking site Netlog can stream updates from their friends using the Yahoo! app of the same name – but that’s about all the app does, which really doesn’t seem like much.
If you don’t have a Netlog account, you can sign up for one at Netlog.com. The social networking site combines all sorts of services – friends, blogs, photos, videos, a news feed – and gathers new friends and users into your feed by searching through your email contacts on various services.
Netlog lets you do a lot of things, which is pretty interesting, although finding friends or getting more to join the service seems like it might be difficult, especially in the face of competing networks like Facebook.
As far as Netlog’s interaction with its Yahoo! app is concerned, it really only has two functions: Giving you real-time status updates from your friends, and taking you to Netlog.com. It funnels all your status update into the Yahoo! app, showing you what your friends are up to: What they’re writing, who’s become friends with you, what pictures they’ve posted, and what videos they’re watching.
But that’s all Netlog on Yahoo! does. You can post “shouts,” which are more or less scaled-down status updates, but you can’t actually see or read anything from your friends from the Yahoo! app. You can click on any of the updates, and get taken straight to them on Netlog, but that’s it.
If you like to use Netlog a lot, but would rather not deal with the whole social networking site at once, then this Yahoo! app is for you. Otherwise, its applications are limited.