There has been lots of talk lately about social media burnout and people reaching their breaking point with Facebook. In the midst of all this angst, its funny to read reports of Yahoo working on a new social network. The barrier to entry is higher than ever because even those who have not burned out are starting to say, enough already. Unless the Yahoo service is mind blowing fantastic, I don’t think they have a chance to make a real impact.
Much smarter is what Google is working on and sponsoring via Carnegie Mellon univeristy. Socialstream aggregates social network and hopefully social media into one cohesive place. Depending on when they can release it for use, Socialstream could be the perfect solution at the perfect time. Once again Google wins. Will anything stop these guys?