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(Slate)   "Yahoo may not be making any money, but I can't stop blogging about Marisa Mayer and her amazing ability to get me to blog about her"   (slate.com) divider line 39
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2013-09-05 04:53:42 PM
The Yahoo Sports redesign is the worst web site redesign in the history of the internet.
 
2013-09-05 05:11:44 PM
Really.  Besides being a CILF, what exactly has she done?
 
2013-09-05 05:12:32 PM

sigdiamond2000: The Yahoo Sports redesign is the worst web site redesign in the history of the internet.


Decided to go see just to satisfy my curiosity. You aren't kidding. It looks like the site gets older the further down you look.
 
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2013-09-05 05:12:38 PM

AngryDragon: Really.  Besides being a CILF, what exactly has she done?


Make cupcakes and act like an imperious biatch?
 
2013-09-05 05:12:48 PM
"We knew we wanted a logo that reflected Yahoo-whimsical, yet sophisticated. Modern and fresh, with a nod to our history. Having a human touch, personal. Proud."

www.slate.com
Sorry, I'm not seeing "whimsical, yet sophisticated", "modern and fresh", nor "having a human touch, personal. Proud".

But I do see "bland". So if that's the look they were going for, congratulations Marissa!
 
2013-09-05 05:14:33 PM
Ever since about 6 to 9 months ago, any Fark link that goes to a Yahoo! article doesn't work on my cell phone. It seems that the mobile version of Yahoo instead forces you to go to a home page that may or may not (usually does not) have any link or reference to the article that Fark is linking to.

Lately I look to see if it's a Yahoo! link and if it is then I don't bother clicking on it unless I happen to be on my PC. Most of the time I'm on my phone.
 
2013-09-05 05:19:32 PM
Wow.  She must be having an affair with the article author, because her actual work hasn't done anything to warrant that degree of sycophantic worship.
 
2013-09-05 05:23:30 PM
She made a hell of an entrance by doing away with telecommuting for parents while building a nursery in her own office. I don't even like kids, but I sure as hell won't support a company that shiats on parents.
 
2013-09-05 05:24:33 PM
Once again, I suspected the Onion for this.
 
2013-09-05 05:24:38 PM
I'm seriously considering retiring my 15-ish year old email account and having my own. That's what she's done for me- with horrible integration into mail.app, smartphone, sh*tty interface via a web browser.
 
2013-09-05 05:25:14 PM
Ack. Setting up my own via a hosting company.
 
2013-09-05 05:25:48 PM
The dancing exclamation point in the logo (go to the homepage to see) reminds me of Clippy, which can't be a good thing.
 
2013-09-05 05:27:16 PM

Atomic Spunk: "We knew we wanted a logo that reflected Yahoo-whimsical, yet sophisticated. Modern and fresh, with a nod to our history. Having a human touch, personal. Proud."

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Sorry, I'm not seeing "whimsical, yet sophisticated", "modern and fresh", nor "having a human touch, personal. Proud".

But I do see "bland". So if that's the look they were going for, congratulations Marissa!


Whimsical - The exclamation point is diagonal and the Y is bigger than the rest of the letters.
Sophisticated - Just a word, no graphics
Modern and Fresh - Just look at the texturing on that typeface!
Human touch, personal - The "O's" are different sizes, much like...well...you know.
Proud - !
 
2013-09-05 05:28:53 PM

China White Tea: Wow.  She must be having an affair with the article author, because her actual work hasn't done anything to warrant that degree of sycophantic worship.


How do you think she got where she is.
 
2013-09-05 05:36:29 PM

Atomic Spunk: "We knew we wanted a logo that reflected Yahoo-whimsical, yet sophisticated. Modern and fresh, with a nod to our history. Having a human touch, personal. Proud."

[www.slate.com image 568x425]
Sorry, I'm not seeing "whimsical, yet sophisticated", "modern and fresh", nor "having a human touch, personal. Proud".

But I do see "bland". So if that's the look they were going for, congratulations Marissa!


Is it just me, or does that logo with the purple background and white text hurt anyone else's eyes?
 
2013-09-05 05:44:37 PM
Ah, Optima.
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Good jorb, Yahoo!!  Good jorb.
 
2013-09-05 05:56:40 PM
The Internet: Enabling psychopathology for years and years.
 
2013-09-05 05:57:24 PM

andrewagill: Ah, Optima.
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Good jorb, Yahoo!!  Good jorb.


I'm going to have to insist that somebody uses Comic Sans or Papyrus on the next big granite memorial
 
2013-09-05 05:57:46 PM
img546.imageshack.us

I'd blog her brains out.
 
2013-09-05 06:02:50 PM

andrewagill: Ah, Optima.
 [i158.photobucket.com image 640x480]


[i158.photobucket.com image 654x368]

[i173.photobucket.com image 498x185]

Good jorb, Yahoo!!  Good jorb.


It looks more like metallic engraving than stone tbh. Seems like it would be difficult to get the sharp grooves or rounded edges in a brittle material.
 
2013-09-05 06:34:04 PM
She's purty.
 
2013-09-05 06:34:06 PM

Tellurium: andrewagill: Ah, Optima.
 [i158.photobucket.com image 640x480]


[i158.photobucket.com image 654x368]

[i173.photobucket.com image 498x185]

Good jorb, Yahoo!!  Good jorb.

It looks more like metallic engraving than stone tbh. Seems like it would be difficult to get the sharp grooves or rounded edges in a brittle material.


My comment was more on the fact that the first thing I associated with the logo was a memorial to 50,000 dead soldiers, and that the typeface in general is strongly associated with epitaphs.
 
2013-09-05 06:40:39 PM

andrewagill: Tellurium: andrewagill: Ah, Optima.
 [i158.photobucket.com image 640x480]


[i158.photobucket.com image 654x368]

[i173.photobucket.com image 498x185]

Good jorb, Yahoo!!  Good jorb.

It looks more like metallic engraving than stone tbh. Seems like it would be difficult to get the sharp grooves or rounded edges in a brittle material.

My comment was more on the fact that the first thing I associated with the logo was a memorial to 50,000 dead soldiers, and that the typeface in general is strongly associated with epitaphs.


It makes sense, turn the logo into a memorial for all those that lost fortunes on Yahoo stock.
 
2013-09-05 07:06:46 PM

AngryDragon: Really.  Besides being a CILF, what exactly has she done?


She is your cousin or were you refering to ceral?
 
2013-09-05 07:32:30 PM
The lesson as always, never hire a woman to do a man's job.

/she'd make a good VP of human resources, or Diversity director. Or in marketing where a glimpse of those gams would help sales.

//seriously the website might suck now but the yahoo sports app is really good IMO
 
2013-09-05 07:56:11 PM
Uh. When I click on the logo, it doesn't say "yaahooooooooo" anymore.

Fark you Yahoo.
 
2013-09-05 08:27:23 PM
Anyone who spent more then 15 minutes designing that logo should be fired.
 
2013-09-05 09:49:35 PM
She's cute, but she's a questionable CEO choice for a company that's in the twilight of its lifecycle.

One day, investors will have had enough, the company will be broken up and the brand will get sold to some media company that wants to try to make a run of things. The future of Yahoo! is to be like AOL -- largely ignored and irrelevant.
 
2013-09-05 10:10:53 PM
"Yahoo may not be making any money, but I can't stop blogging about Marisa Mayer and her amazing ability to get me to blog about her" tits.

Fixed that for ya, subby.
 
2013-09-05 10:13:56 PM

rugman11: Atomic Spunk: "We knew we wanted a logo that reflected Yahoo-whimsical, yet sophisticated. Modern and fresh, with a nod to our history. Having a human touch, personal. Proud."

[www.slate.com image 568x425]
Sorry, I'm not seeing "whimsical, yet sophisticated", "modern and fresh", nor "having a human touch, personal. Proud".

But I do see "bland". So if that's the look they were going for, congratulations Marissa!

Whimsical - The exclamation point is diagonal and the Y is bigger than the rest of the letters.
Sophisticated - Just a word, no graphics
Modern and Fresh - Just look at the texturing on that typeface!
Human touch, personal - The "O's" are different sizes, much like...well...you know.
Proud - !


If you aren't currently working in the advertising/marketing field, you should be.
 
2013-09-05 11:23:15 PM
YEAH, NO!
 
2013-09-05 11:59:12 PM
Marisa Mayer cranked this out in Word Art to troll Silicon Valley.
 
2013-09-06 12:48:41 AM
FTA: "So, one weekend this summer, I rolled up my sleeves..."

Marissa Mayer's compensation: $6m/yr
http://money.cnn.com/2013/04/30/technology/marissa-mayer-pay/index.h tm l

Daily rate: $16,438.36

Therefore, she made $32,786.71 to make suggestions on the design which was already being worked on by (FTA): "our logo design team: Bob Stohrer, Marc DeBartolomeis, Russ Khaydarov, and our intern Max Ma."

That's almost more than I make in a year as an "Accounting Manager".

The problem with Capitalism is that "bathtubs" never overflow.  If we all had similar-sized "bathtubs", any overflow would "trickle down" to others and we could all have a good lifestyle.  But the existing economic structure is carefully designed to sustain most people from month-to-month while simultaneously funneling the results of over-productivity into bottomless wealthy "bathtubs".  There is no mechanism for the "trickling" to take place unless a wealthy person decides to spend money on a new or expanded business venture.  However, since most business expansion is projected, the capital is budgeted as operational expense and not from out-of-pocket infusion, then making rich people richer does not ever feed that money back into the system.

Businesses only expand when the market exists to be covered.  The largest companies in the world will not continue to expand rampantly because there is finite territory to serve.  Most of the major employers in the U.S. (and by extension, large international companies) have reached market saturation points (especially in the U.S. market).  Companies mostly grow by virtue of expanding into some other company's territory (which simply means, for the employees, the same job with a new boss.)  Therefore, the profits will continue to funnel into the wealthy pockets, the rest of us will earn hand-to-mouth wages (by design), and there is no "trickle-down" mechanic at work.

Great job, America.
 
2013-09-06 12:53:11 AM
Wheee.

Edison invents light bulb.
Ike engineers Interstate highway system.
Jobs create iPod.
Obama kills Osama.
Marisa designs logo.

www.nytmare.org
 
2013-09-06 04:24:24 AM
So, one weekend this summer, I rolled up my sleeves and dove into the trenches with our logo design team

Trenches... Its called "work" biatch.
 
2013-09-06 09:57:10 AM

AngryDragon: Really.  Besides being a CILF, what exactly has she done?


Well, having all teleworkers come into the office while having her own office fitted with a nursery wasn't exactly the best way to improve worker morale.  Then again, you can hardly call this (or any) generation of CEOs sensitive to the morale of their workers or the impact of taking special perks for themselves while denying them to the people who actually build their company.
 
2013-09-06 10:23:39 AM

Githerax: Great job, America.


tl;dr wall of words pertaining to jealousy and harboring a deep inferiority complex.
 
2013-09-06 04:49:52 PM
Looks like she stole Optima, tweaked some spacing, added a tilted exclamation point and claimed to have invented a new font......So, when does Yahoo get broken up into pieces and sold to the highest bidder?

Also agree with a previous poster, the recent update to Yahoo sports looks like an interactive design abortion.
 
2013-09-06 08:30:46 PM
Whoa.

Yahoo SVP-brand creative Bob Stohrer said the design team's aim was to create a logo that was "sophisticated with a wink."

Isn't that like a direct quote from the Right Hand Man from Schizopolis?

It should be serious, but with a slight wink.
It should lay out a new course of action, but one that can change direction at any moment.
If you must mention facts and figures, don't do so directly.
The general thrust should remain embedded in one's mind forever, but specific words should be forgotten the moment they are heard.
It should contain nothing that can't be confirmed or denied.
It should be on my desk Friday morning.
 
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