Yahoo has launched Kickstart, a new social network for college students designed to help them find connections at potential employers.
This article from College Journal sums it up: The Sunnyvale, Calif., company today is releasing Kickstart, the service for college students to tap into a network of professionals willing to help them with internships, job prospects and career advice. Yahoo believes Kickstart will be valuable to young people who don't yet have extensive contact lists on professional social networks such as LinkedIn Corp. and who use other social networks such as Facebook Inc. primarily to communicate with friends.
Yahoo also plans to release this month a service internally code-named FireEagle that will allow individuals to indicate their location at a given moment, providing data that Web applications can draw on.
Users will be able to enter the data from various places, including social-networking sites...