Taking on Tumblir, showing top tweets, trends currently active, is Yahoo going to provide Business Intelligence (BI) for entertainment and news? I see a paradigm emerging where there are one of several BI widgets to express a visual depliction of real time news and entertainment streams from several sources including active searches, and the popular tags of the moment.
It’s possible Yahoo becomes a dashboard of BI news and entertainment widgets allowing drilling into a deeper level. One widget might be a pie chart, showing a dynamic view of categories of tags for feeds, e.g. world news. Then the user can click and drill into that category showing by regional news. Cloud tags could be another graphical representation deplicting entertainment categories by the celebrity name or topic.
Other BI widgets such as a stop light or rpm speedometer may show hot topics, such as immediate news where the threshold of tweets, searches, posts, exceeds a certain level, the odometer goes from green to red on alert news, tornado warning in your area, or hot topics of any kind. Yahoo needs to evolve their old jump page, and instead of a hogpog of old and new paradigms, proceed with a news and entertainment business intelligence dashboard, default and configurable.
In addition, BI widget streams may be customized based upon a user’s subscription feeds.