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  • Analysts Battle Over Yahoo's Fate [View article]
    Yahoo says with their $100 million “big lie” marketing campaign that the “Internet is under new management, yours.”

    At the same time they go about censoring their users and have no respect for user data. A few months back Yahoo destroyed over 3,000 threads nuking an entire group I was active in without warning. As our community was being destroyed, their community mismanager was tweeting “I hate your freedom.”

    YHOO has given up on search turning it over to MSFT and is mismanaging their premium social sites. They are failing to make inroads in social media is because they have no respect for their users, they lack transparency, and innovation in the social networking space has stalled.

    Yahoo claims to support a more open and relevant web while activly censoring countries like Germany and India. This in contrast to Google who is working much harder to keep the web uncensored.

    If Yahoo hopes to achieve success as a company, then they should learn how better to respect the users on their sites. Yahoo should try listening more instead of spending $100 million on insulting marketing campaigns. While "the internet is under new management, yours," might technically be a better marketing push than their last lame "everybody needs to wear purple" one, it rings hollow and just shows how out of touch Yahoo management is and how little they care about what it is like to use Yahoo as a heavy, daily user.
    Mar 12, 2010. 12:45 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Yahoo Recent Layoffs: Looks Like Top Flickr Talent Is Gone [View article]
    Update: Earlier this morning I listed Kevin Collins as one of the Flickr employees whose name no longer appeared on the about Flickr page in error. I’ve corrected this and removed his name as one of those absent. It was also brought to my attention that two additional names who are no longer on the about Flickr page are those of Eric Costello and Serguei Mourachov, both long-time Flickr team members. In September of last year both Costello and Mourachov were listed on the about Flickr page, today they are not. I suspect that both may have left Flickr prior to this most recent round of layoffs. Or they could both still be at Flickr but for some unknown reason removed from the about Flickr page.
    Apr 30, 2009. 05:40 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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