Not content with having most of us using up our spare time loking for the weird and the wonderful, eBay is now intent on taking more of our time by setting up community areas, specifically blogs and a wiki to share information.
The eBay Wiki is set up so anyone post and edit articles on topics of interest to other eBay users. It’s similar in looks to a blog, with the ability for visitors to post comments about articles, but with users also able to alter the content of existing posts. Visitors can browse headlines based on categories including eBay policies and seller tools. Most of the initial articles are just guides on how to use eBay.
eBay is also now hosting blogs for users. Bloggers can post photos, allow others to comment on their postings and distribute content via RSS.
Separately, eBay also announced that it will allow sellers to add a "Skype me" button next to items for sale so that potential buyers can make a VoIP call to the seller if they so wish.