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Yahoo Is The New Microsoft February 3, 2014

Posted by weare1 in geek, Internet, its all about me, rant, software, yahoo.
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Again Yahoo tries to fuck it’s users, today Yahoo FORCED me to switch MyYahoo page to their new system. Obviously their new system sucks, why, I ask, can’t you let users keep a service they’re happy with, why not give them a choice? No, fuck the users, our way or the highway. Look at what happened to Quark after they refused to listen to their users. I’m a big fan of Marissa Mayer and what she’s done there, but this is the latest in a long series of updates that are worse then the original with no choice in the matter. All they have to do is read their user feedback to hear that people just don’t like the new systems. I liked my old Yahoo Mail, and I liked my old My Yahoo, hate the new ones, I’ve been a Yahoo user for 14 long years now, but if they can’t listen to what the people want, I think I need to start searching for alternatives. Their Yahoo blog about the “Upgrade” concludes, “as always, we welcome your feedback!” To which, I call bullshit. How exactly do you expect me to provide you with feedback? There’s no way to contact Yahoo, their own blog has comments turned off. They don’t really want to know what you think, they just want the appearance of listening. What matters to them is one thing only, ad revenue. Well guess what yahoo, no users, no revenue. Greed doesn’t work. Stupid and greedy don’t work. Stupid greedy, and unresponsive will never work. How can they not know this? What a great opportunity for some young startup to be the next yahoo (small y). Yahoo is Microsoft. Unyielding, unresponsive, uncaring. Yahoo search is Bing search. The new MyYahoo is Surface. Suck. I need a new homepage, google killed igoogle, now yahoo doesn’t want me anymore, I’m open to suggestions from the peanut gallery. FAIL.


Weather Channel My Yahoo Fail September 26, 2011

Posted by weare1 in comedy, commentary, Internet, its all about me, questions, rant, yahoo.

MyYahoo! pays to get their weather data from the weather channel.  Everyday the weather sensor where I live gets hit by sprinklers causing it to say it’s raining when it isn’t.  I’ve been notifying both yahoo and TWC about this issue for over four years now multiple multiple times.  I’m getting really sick of being ignored by large uncaring corporations that don’t care about their own products.  It’s no wonder Yahoo is failing so miserably.  This isn’t rocket science, it’s weather, it would take someone five minutes to fix, but nobody wants to deal with problems and of course neither Yahoo nor TWC even have a functioning customer service dept.  When these companies wonder how they squandered such a huge lead in their industries we can look back at this post and the thousands like it and wonder why they continued to do nothing.  If I was a yahoo or NBC shareholder (thankfully I’m not) and read this I would be super pissed at management.  After all is said and done this is a management fail.

I accidentally tweeted accuweather about this issue and I couldn’t believe how responsive they were, they got back to me within an hour, as opposed to Yahoo and TWC ignoring multiple emails and tweets over four years.  Four years!  Yahoo should drop TWC which obviously doesn’t care about providing accurate weather information, and hire accuweather, because getting the weather right on your landing page should be a high priority.  FYI Google and Bing manage to get the weather right.