Yahoo 360 – Future Features I would like to have

November 27, 2008

Yahoo 360 – Future Features I would like to have
~James Dunn

Yahoo 360 Features I would like to have:

* A one-button Backup Tool that would save ALL of the users preferences, profile data, and blog pages, to the users home computer or to a CD/DVD
o Ideally this should be in a format that conforms to a industry standard
o The utility should capture and properly associate all guest comments
o The utility should capture and properly associate all user code
+ uTube, music, cursor generators, css, frame modifications, …
* Active blog web space (including comment areas) where HTML/Server Tools/Javascript controls work
o this would allow linked partitioned graphics to work like maps
o this would allow controls like counters to work
o provides interactive access to tools like Excel
* A 360 Tools link where advanced features and formatting can be obtained
* Access to server tools
o Server tools for specific applications in blogs
+ interactive updating of an Excel spreadsheet
+ Access database interactive update
+ polls that automatically enter responses in an Excel spreadsheet with the results posted back to the blog entry
# the spreadsheet would automatically capture the username and prevent them from voting twice
+ interactive Word creation where the composed document can be sent to:
# This would be use for writing form letters and allowing the user to modify the content.
* the user’s printer
* an email address
o this feature would only allow 2 or 3 emails with the same content to prevent it being used for spamming
* saved to a local file
* A more robust WYSIWYG editing tool to include
o a better implemented manual spacing control
+ both letter spacing and line spacing
o tables
o an Excel interface that updates from my computer when I log in
+ a feed tool that automatically fetches information from another website like the Wall Street Journal based on keywords found in the web page
o counters (with option to make visible only to owner)
+ for individual blog articles
+ for individual links that have been clicked
o a file storage area where Excel, PDF, Word, Powerpoint, Access dB, and text files can be stored and then pointed to within the blog
+ file space can be limited as with email
+ file permissions based upon Friend category
o a text box where “Friends” can interactively modify content
+ For instance a short story can evolve where everyone contributes to the story line
+ Which Friends would have access would be controlled by the “Category” that they are placed in under the “My Friends” control
o a toggle control on the main blog entry would show or hide a rich text box where the sub-page would describe the artwork, poem, concept, related links in detail
+ this allows readers to scan quickly through journal entries, artwork, poems, … and then click on the namable Concept link to toggle a verbose explaination by the writer/artist
+ this same tool could be used to:
# compose tests and then toggle the answers
# create flash cards and toggle the appropriate response
# create recipes and toggle the procedure details
*

an option in the blog setup would ask what type of blog entries you intend to make
o

chronological journal entries
+

the current display and features would be implemented
o topic based entries
+ a “Table of Contents” would be created
# a permanent link over the picture to the left would allow anyone at anytime to access the Table of Contents
* in parenthesis after Table of Contents the Index link would be found
o Table of Contents (Index)
# after creating a blog entry, the system would prompt you to select a heading under which you would put the current blog entry link
* the heading of the blog entry would be used and the URL embedded in that heading
+ the current Calendar would be deleted
+ the Tag Cloud would be deleted
+ an Index link would open a separate window with the Index information
# the Index page would have a much broader space where words that have any letter capitalized are headings and words in lower case are links to the related blog pages
# the current tag words text box would be used to enter Index keywords
# lower case words following any word with a capitalized letter in it, would be associated with that word/heading
* multiple headings and associated index word sets can be listed for the same blog entry in the provided Index text box
# Clicking on a link in the Index pulls up a “list” of all pages with the related headings and index words
o art based entries
+ a free-form blog list where the artist can randomly move the order in which artwork is seen
+ an icon list like the “Friends” icon list would contain iconized artwork of the artist
# clicking on the “See All Artwork” link would display a list of icons associated with all the artwork entered by the artist
* The username be used everywhere instead of the computer created URL name provided at present.
o Instead of
+ http://blog.360.yahoo.com/blog-YW18nxE7eqtd0CMJGCB94Xu4
o Use instead
+ http://blog.360.yahoo.com/jamesbdunn
* A method of linking to a particular places in blog entry
o http://blog.360.yahoo.com/jamesbdunn?p=207&keyword=physics
o http://blog.360.yahoo.com/jamesbdunn?p=207&para=4
o http://blog.360.yahoo.com/jamesbdunn?p=207&percent=10
o http://blog.360.yahoo.com/jamesbdunn?p=207&bookmark=3
* Access to a header file to allow such entries as:
o play music file when opened
o refresh to URL address a number of seconds after page loading done
o keywords for robot search of URL
o name the page
o describe the page
* Provide a search text box on blog page to allow readers to search just that blog for related information
* Provide a means for readers to enter related links associated with a blog entry
o An optional “related links” page would appear that would allow the readers to enter links and a short description to allow a growing body of knowledge
o Allow for active links in comments section of blog entry
* Provide an easy means for the owner to change the sequential order of blog entries
o a drag and drop text listing
o “Move UP” / “Move Down” buttons
o a drag and drop icon listing
* Provide a means to search the Yahoo 360 blog space for graphics pointed at by an upload object
o simple 10 point comparison based upon percentage of hieght and width
* Provide a means of including “active feeds” on individual blog entries. This would be useful for:
o discussing stock market trends
o current events related to certain individuals
o monitoring specific world events

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