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(News.com.au)   Yahoo gets more internet traffic than Google? Are people on Yahoo doing web searches for Google or something?   (news.com.au) divider line 62
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2013-08-22 08:23:53 AM  
Browser bar/home page, if I had to guess
 
2013-08-22 08:28:44 AM  
I think someone is cooking the books on this one.
 
2013-08-22 08:29:14 AM  
For those not wanting to read the article, the thinking is that the Yahoo acquisition of Tumblr (and traffic from Tumblr pointing to Yahoo) is the main culprit.
 
2013-08-22 08:29:14 AM  
Probably has to do with 'free apps' that install 3 search bars and change every other search to Yahoo as well.
 
2013-08-22 08:29:47 AM  
Yahoo Sites is beating out the Google landing page, Facebook, and YouTube?

I call shenanigans.
 
2013-08-22 08:30:05 AM  
Everytime anyone I've known has been legitimately hacked not just left their password on a post-it note somewhere, it has been a Yahoo! email account. Every. Single. Time. Always from another country (as their access history shows). Even with 2-step authentication. This exploit their using (I believe it has to do with their android app) has been around for years and they haven't bothered with it. So, f*** Yahoo!.

/gmail since we were passing out beta invites over TotalFark years ago.
 
2013-08-22 08:31:32 AM  
Once again, who cares?
 
2013-08-22 08:33:27 AM  

Langston: Browser bar/home page, if I had to guess


I'm guessing better home page, at least in my opinion.
 
2013-08-22 08:35:01 AM  

JPSimonetti: Everytime anyone I've known has been legitimately hacked not just left their password on a post-it note somewhere, it has been a Yahoo! email account. Every. Single. Time. Always from another country (as their access history shows). Even with 2-step authentication. This exploit their using (I believe it has to do with their android app) has been around for years and they haven't bothered with it. So, f*** Yahoo!.

/gmail since we were passing out beta invites over TotalFark years ago.


Now that you say that, I agree. I dont know many people who het hacked, but the two in recent past were both Yahoo. / gmail since 2004 via invite
 
2013-08-22 08:36:03 AM  

lewismarktwo: Probably has to do with 'free apps' that install 3 search bars and change every other search to Yahoo as well.


Funny I have a Yahoo home page and every free apps I've seen that installed search bars changed the home page to something else.
 
GBB
2013-08-22 08:37:53 AM  
"To put that into perspective, Yahoo! had never been on top ... while iPhones have been available in Australia."

Wow, that really does put it in perspective.
 
2013-08-22 08:37:55 AM  
There are a lot of yahoo groups that have a lot of content not found elsewhere. For instance there was this website whenifeelnaughty.com that featured a married mom who would frequent adult theaters and blow and fark random men and when her site went dark most of the content now is only available through a yahoo group. There are also countless sex groups on there as well from married women looking for discreet affairs to men looking for other men on the down low.

So basically the only thing keeping yahoo afloat in my mind is our collective perversions.
 
2013-08-22 08:41:56 AM  

Latinwolf: Langston: Browser bar/home page, if I had to guess

I'm guessing better home page, at least in my opinion.


Much better home page.

it is true, google is the better search engine, but 90% of the time I click onto the internet, I don't need to do a search.... and, if I do need to search, I have a google search bar in the top right of my browser. why would I want ot as my home page too?
 
2013-08-22 08:42:45 AM  
Yahoo! also has a pretty good hold on Fantasy Football which is starting up right now.
 
2013-08-22 08:43:24 AM  
Hotter CEO.
 
2013-08-22 08:44:53 AM  
When I look for an athelete's profile to see their stats and stuff i go to Yahoo Sports. I like the way they have the stuff presented. It is easy to find the stuff you are looking for. Of course I usually use a Google search to get there.
 
2013-08-22 08:45:36 AM  

ampoliros: Yahoo! also has a pretty good hold on Fantasy Football which is starting up right now.


Damn, beat me to it. Just started up the friends and family league on Y! and it's league #700,000 or some such ridiculous number. Lotta people on the FFB.
 
2013-08-22 08:48:36 AM  

brimed03: Hotter CEO.


I don't get the "Too hot to be a CEO?" thing.  She's pretty.  One would be lucky to fark her, but she's not thump my foot like a horny rabbit, howl at the moon hot.
 
2013-08-22 08:49:00 AM  
Yahoo has content beyond its search engine. And Tumblr.
 
2013-08-22 08:50:02 AM  
I received an email recently from an old friend who still had an AOL account - didn't realize they were still around.

/did I say "old" friend?
 
2013-08-22 08:59:07 AM  
The google news page, which I have set as my homepage (UK version), has gone downhill in the last year (fewer sources provided for articles). For Japanese news, I use Yahoo Japan.
 
2013-08-22 09:02:04 AM  
This is mainly to do with tumblr. When you buy your way into the number one spot it is hard to maintain. They'll probably screw up the purchase.
 
2013-08-22 09:15:54 AM  
I still use yahoo finance
 
2013-08-22 09:24:34 AM  
They're counting hits on all of Yahoo sites combined, show the numbers for the search engine alone and it's still a landslide for Google.
 
2013-08-22 09:26:50 AM  

ReapTheChaos: They're counting hits on all of Yahoo sites combined, show the numbers for the search engine alone and it's still a landslide for Google.


It's probably people setting up fantasy football leagues.
 
2013-08-22 09:32:15 AM  

dustygrimp: brimed03: Hotter CEO.

I don't get the "Too hot to be a CEO?" thing.  She's pretty.  One would be lucky to fark her, but she's not thump my foot like a horny rabbit, howl at the moon hot.


I'd slip her my poison pill.

/fyi, the Google home page I used to launch my GIS of the Yahoo! CEO has a neat banner today.
 
2013-08-22 09:32:42 AM  

JPSimonetti: Everytime anyone I've known has been legitimately hacked not just left their password on a post-it note somewhere, it has been a Yahoo! email account. Every. Single. Time. Always from another country (as their access history shows). Even with 2-step authentication. This exploit their using (I believe it has to do with their android app) has been around for years and they haven't bothered with it. So, f*** Yahoo!.

/gmail since we were passing out beta invites over TotalFark years ago.


My telco went with Yahummmm several years ago so that now when mail is toast it's .  .  .  well, you know, it's yahoonanigans.
Cute ad's can't make up for a crappy site.  At least that's what I teach my students.
 
2013-08-22 09:36:02 AM  
For me, the switch to Yahoo was forced when Google decided to give me seven kinds of hell over innocuous searches just because I'm running Orbot. Frankly, if your product is that inaccessible simply because I value my privacy, I'm not interested.
 
2013-08-22 10:01:49 AM  
What I suspect is that Yahoo is systematically  multiplying legitimate page views.  When I click on a Yahoo news story the back key becomes useless, because the page reloads about 100 times in the minute it takes to read the story.
 
2013-08-22 10:22:50 AM  

Offog: What I suspect is that Yahoo is systematically  multiplying legitimate page views.  When I click on a Yahoo news story the back key becomes useless, because the page reloads about 100 times in the minute it takes to read the story.


I farking hate that shiat.  It should be treated as a DOS attack.

And, also, you should be able throw molotov cocktails at the perpetrator.
 
2013-08-22 10:29:52 AM  
I use Yahoo for fantasy sports..and just general sports info (scores/trades/drafts/etc) However, I dislike Yahoo forcing a team name on me and not showing any clear way to change it to whatever I want.

I guess now it'll just be out of habit that yahoo is my homepage...


/needs a new fantasy sports site
 
2013-08-22 10:37:35 AM  
I wonder if they track page views from smartphones as well as desktops; I find I usually use my phone to search for things (using Google of course), while people who don't own one are probably more likely to still use Yahoo
 
2013-08-22 10:42:03 AM  
I love the way news organizations take press releases at face value.
 
2013-08-22 11:01:54 AM  

furterfan: Latinwolf: Langston: Browser bar/home page, if I had to guess

I'm guessing better home page, at least in my opinion.

Much better home page.

it is true, google is the better search engine, but 90% of the time I click onto the internet, I don't need to do a search.... and, if I do need to search, I have a google search bar in the top right of my browser. why would I want ot as my home page too?


For many peiple Google is the internet. I know people that have never, not once, used the address bar. They think Google, or Yahoo, is the menu system for Internet Explorer.
 
2013-08-22 11:24:29 AM  
Coincidentally, Yahoo! recently started embedding images of its CEO on targeted Yahoo! websites.

i2.cdn.turner.com
 
2013-08-22 11:27:58 AM  
Yahoo is relying on homepage hijackers and toolbars to get these numbers.  I got burned by SearchProtect, which came alongside a uTorrent update.  It changed and kept everything pointing to Yahoo, until I found and killed it.
So this is their new marketing idea, huh?  Don't try to be better legitimately, steal traffic through any shady means possible.
 
2013-08-22 11:29:43 AM  
I've been wasting quite a lot of time playing slotomania on yahoo lately.

And I quit using Google over 6 months ago.

Everything google is banned on this box.
 
2013-08-22 11:29:44 AM  
yahoo is devolving into AOL. They might as well make their homepage be a big old banner that says 'welcome to the Internet'.  Go to any news story from one of the Yahoo news segments... read the comments... it will ALWAYS be full of tea party type conservatives... shouting their all-cap racist screeds with hundreds of other mentally deficient retirees upvoting those comments.
 
2013-08-22 11:40:29 AM  

RDixon: I've been wasting quite a lot of time playing slotomania on yahoo lately.

And I quit using Google over 6 months ago.

Everything google is banned on this box.


Why. The. FARK?

What is the enjoyment of a virtual slot machine? Why not just run a random number generator once and call it a day?
 
2013-08-22 11:46:56 AM  
Yahoo has really done awesome things with their mobile site.
 
2013-08-22 11:50:26 AM  

ampoliros: Yahoo! also has a pretty good hold on Fantasy Football which is starting up right now.


This is the only reason I still use yahoo.
 
2013-08-22 11:52:54 AM  
Google is annoying.
Everything was fine like 5yrs ago, now it's a mess.
Fark Google.
 
2013-08-22 12:01:57 PM  

from my blood: Google is annoying.
Everything was fine like 5yrs ago, now it's a mess.
Fark Google.


Go use metacrawler you old sack of crap.
 
2013-08-22 12:18:42 PM  
Switched back to Yahoo search....Google does evil.
 
2013-08-22 12:22:20 PM  
Let's see

Mail = Yahoo
News (aside Fark) = Yahoo
Home page = Yahoo

Searches = Google
Maps = Google

I'd give Yahoo a 80% range overall.
 
2013-08-22 12:29:32 PM  

JPSimonetti: Everytime anyone I've known has been legitimately hacked not just left their password on a post-it note somewhere, it has been a Yahoo! email account. Every. Single. Time. Always from another country (as their access history shows). Even with 2-step authentication. This exploit their using (I believe it has to do with their android app) has been around for years and they haven't bothered with it. So, f*** Yahoo!.

/gmail since we were passing out beta invites over TotalFark years ago.


This.  I've had two accounts stolen out from under me that only had really strong passwords I haven't used anywhere else.  The first time I thought maybe some malware got passed me and there was a keylogger, so I changed all my passwords after reformatting and reinstalling back to a clean system.  The second time I caught them in the middle of it and was able to change my password and log them out before they could get anything done.  One was from China and the other was from Taiwan.  If I could just block access to all my accounts on things from outside the US I'd be set.
 
2013-08-22 12:30:22 PM  

deanis: from my blood: Google is annoying.
Everything was fine like 5yrs ago, now it's a mess.
Fark Google.

Go use metacrawler you old sack of crap.


Something metacrawled up your asshat lol
 
2013-08-22 12:38:17 PM  

JPSimonetti: Everytime anyone I've known has been legitimately hacked not just left their password on a post-it note somewhere, it has been a Yahoo! email account. Every. Single. Time. Always from another country (as their access history shows). Even with 2-step authentication. This exploit their using (I believe it has to do with their android app) has been around for years and they haven't bothered with it. So, f*** Yahoo!.


I don't even use Android and I was a victim of this.  Twice. And I don't share passwords.  Plus since I use Linux, I am immune to Windows exploit shenanigans.  I have taken to using Lastpass and generating 25+ character random junk passwords.  I don't use my Y! account for anything anymore.

The only way I think this can happen is if they totally lose control of their user database from time to time.

fark yahoo.
 
2013-08-22 12:49:13 PM  

bubo_sibiricus: JPSimonetti: Everytime anyone I've known has been legitimately hacked not just left their password on a post-it note somewhere, it has been a Yahoo! email account. Every. Single. Time. Always from another country (as their access history shows). Even with 2-step authentication. This exploit their using (I believe it has to do with their android app) has been around for years and they haven't bothered with it. So, f*** Yahoo!.

I don't even use Android and I was a victim of this.


I had done some reading a while back when my wife's Yahoo got hacked for the 2nd time. The impression that I got from the info I could gather is that there's a vulnerability with "jailbroken" android devices and the Yahoo app. There's a way you can log in to an account without actually logging in by using the exploit. You can access the address book and inbox and such, but Yahoo itself shows no sign that anyone was there, and your password is never actually known to the hacker. A literal backdoor, basically. The setup has to do with hooking up your IOS device to a computer (to utilize the Yahoo app on the jailbroken android device) and running a script to try combinations of letters and numbers until one hits, then another script fires off that uses your inbox to send spam to everyone in your address book. Your account is never actually compromised, as I understand it. Changing your password is unnecessary in these cases. It's just a complete clusterfark that should have been fixed 3 years ago at the latest.

CSB: I had a Yahoo account that was inactive for 7 years get hacked and it was just like WTF? I mean, no one had that address, it was never used, and is proof in my opinion that usernames are being bruteforced and not being gathered from active malware.
 
2013-08-22 12:54:57 PM  

ampoliros: Yahoo! also has a pretty good hold on Fantasy Football which is starting up right now.


I was going to say the same thing.

And WHY has Yahoo not pulled their heads out of their asses and added a "Fantasy Sports" link to their homepage? They make you dig for it, and it pisses me off every time.
 
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