Yahoo! unveiled an open publishing platform tagged as the Yahoo! Contributer Network, which would give access to writers, photographers and video-graphers, to share their knowledge and passion with millions of people worldwide. Back in May, the search pioneer acquired Associated Content, a huge web farm for text, image and video farm. With the Yahoo! Contributor Network now online, the community will now bring in contributions of more than 400,000 writers, photographers and video-graphers to Yahoo websites. The network opened doors to cater contributors, advertisers and media partners.
Carol Bartz, CEO Yahoo, told:
The launch of the Yahoo! Contributor Network is a great example of how Yahoo! is executing against its content strategy. In less than six months since the acquisition of Associated Content, we’ve completely retooled the platform in order to bring the people’s voice to Yahoo!. Bringing this authentic perspective to Yahoo!’s most popular sites will deepen our engagement with the millions of people who visit us every day and provide new opportunities for creative contributors who participate in the Yahoo! experience.
Content from contributors will be made available to online properties such as Yahoo News, Yahoo Sports, Yahoo Finance and then of course the Yahoo Homepage.
The all new Yahoo! Contributer Network will function very much like the Associated Content web page. All users are welcome to promote their work and earn something out of it on the heavily trafficked Yahoo properties.