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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
    More: Interesting, Yahoo, Google, Marissa Mayer, dot-com bubble  
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2013-08-22 01:09:01 PM  
If they included youtube traffic in the google results, I have to hand it to whoever wrote the compression routines (it can't be still Adobe).
 
2013-08-22 01:18:06 PM  
Yahoo beats Google in webpage views?  Plausible, but unlikely.

Yahoo beats Google in internet traffic volume?  Absolutely not.
 
2013-08-22 02:08:31 PM  

poot_rootbeer: Yahoo beats Google in webpage views?  Plausible, but unlikely.

Yahoo beats Google in internet traffic volume?  Absolutely not.


[citation needed]
 
2013-08-22 02:59:23 PM  

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


Yah, our FARK league is on Yahoo. It's a pretty slick interface. Google just isn't in that kind of business.
 
2013-08-22 03:13:11 PM  

imfallen_angel: poot_rootbeer: Yahoo beats Google in webpage views?  Plausible, but unlikely.

Yahoo beats Google in internet traffic volume?  Absolutely not.

[citation needed]


Well, here's one.
Internet traffic fell 40% during the brief Google outage the other day.
http://www.fastcompany.com/3015942/most-innovative-companies-2013/a- br ief-google-outage-made-total-internet-traffic-drop-by-40

No way Yahoo generates anything near that kind of volume.  They will try to claim greater pageviews, but that's not really a reliable statistic when they're apparently relying exclusively on legacy users (old people who refuse to adopt something different) and shady installations of homepage hijackers and toolbars.
 
2013-08-22 04:20:51 PM  

ItachiNai: imfallen_angel: poot_rootbeer: Yahoo beats Google in webpage views?  Plausible, but unlikely.

Yahoo beats Google in internet traffic volume?  Absolutely not.

[citation needed]

Well, here's one.
Internet traffic fell 40% during the brief Google outage the other day.
http://www.fastcompany.com/3015942/most-innovative-companies-2013/a- br ief-google-outage-made-total-internet-traffic-drop-by-40

No way Yahoo generates anything near that kind of volume.  They will try to claim greater pageviews, but that's not really a reliable statistic when they're apparently relying exclusively on legacy users (old people who refuse to adopt something different) and shady installations of homepage hijackers and toolbars.


well, in any case, I couldn't really care less... the thing that it comes down to, is that they both provide different services, some good, some bad.

I don't believe in the "don't be evil" part of Google as I don't agree with the amount of tracking that they do, regardless of it being the root of their financial system.

I have accounts in both, and still prefer Yahoo's interface and connectivity.  Google has done better on the shared account credentials and I prefer using that dummy account than my Facebook (that while I don't use very much at all, I consider that it's reserved for family only) for example.

I followed Yahoo's search engine for a long time because it gave me better results, but eventually, Google did win out, so I switched...

I just don't get the foaming at the month over these companies... even your statement of "old people that ..." is pretty much the mindset that I find silly.
 
2013-08-22 04:41:05 PM  
Yahoo hosts a lot of pedophile news groups.
 
2013-08-22 05:57:58 PM  

prjindigo: Yahoo hosts a lot of pedophile news groups.


You don't know the difference between chat rooms and news groups do you?
 
2013-08-22 07:25:19 PM  
I will use whichever one I happen to type into the address bar. If I type a "Y" I get Yahoo and click on it. If I type a "G" I get Google and click on it. I don't really give a Fark which corporation is which or any of that stupid crap
 
2013-08-22 09:52:06 PM  

prjindigo: Yahoo hosts a lot of pedophile news groups.


you seems very informed about this subject... how come?
 
2013-08-23 06:49:47 AM  
Heh...going into my eleventh year with the same Yahoo email address...I don't get the "email wars" between hotmail, gmail, etc...it's merely a place to get electronic mail for me, and it does a fine job. I do pay 19 bucks a year for the ad-free premium version - simply because I hate ads.

Also was gonna mention Fantasy Football...when Yahoo started offering the live version of stat-tracker for free a few years ago they really took control of the market. They have a superb FF network. I almost feel like I know Brandon Funston personally at this point.

/default search engine is google though
 
2013-08-23 08:15:20 AM  

JPSimonetti: 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.


That would be consistent with my anecdotal research and experience too, where accounts that were seemingly straight-up "hacked" from abroad despite having strong passwords never showed any symptoms beyond spamming the address book. It didn't look like someone was actively in there reading or deleting messages.

That said, even if that's true it's still a vulnerability they need to close, and it's a good precaution to change your password anyway if this happens.
 
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