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(West Chester Daily Local)   Yahoo says its most popular 2013 search was "Miley Cyrus." The second most popular search was "Who still uses Yahoo?"   (dailylocal.com) divider line 41
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2013-12-05 08:41:32 AM  
yahoo is a search engine??????????????????
 
2013-12-05 08:42:57 AM  

BlackMtnMan: yahoo is a search engine??????????????????


No, it's an alternative skin for Bing.
 
2013-12-05 08:43:32 AM  
Number three was "Why am I not on Google?"
 
2013-12-05 08:44:41 AM  
Ah Yahoo.com, the search engine that I use to find porn so my girlfriend doesn't find out, because seriously, who the F uses Yahoo?
 
2013-12-05 08:45:06 AM  
I do. Because fark Google. Never mind the NSA, "Don't be evil, Inc." is vacuuming up everyone's web activity all the time.
 
2013-12-05 08:49:08 AM  
I bet half of those were done by her dad.
 
2013-12-05 08:49:29 AM  
Q: Who still uses Yahoo?

A: People who like Miley Cyrus.
 
2013-12-05 08:49:36 AM  
news.drpeppersnapplegroup.com
 
2013-12-05 08:50:10 AM  

Fuggin Bizzy: I do. Because fark Google. Never mind the NSA, "Don't be evil, Inc." is vacuuming up everyone's web activity all the time.


But self-driving cars and robots!

Ok, now that I think about it, Google is literally the corporate super villain of a scifi action thriller.
 
2013-12-05 08:52:47 AM  
Yahoo results are often better than google, as it usually gets me more to the subject at hand, rather than the company who pays google more money to put their place in the list towards the top.  Google sucks for that reason.  I quit using it about two years ago because it seemed based only on purchasing/sales options.

Google doesn't care, as they have more money than they know how to spend.
 
2013-12-05 08:55:42 AM  
Heh, for what it's worth, I do.

I don't like teh google's insistence on tying everything I do on the internet into one heaping big-brothery ball to sell to marketers. I still use youtube (minimizing what I tell them about me), but limit my exposure to their other ventures when there are reasonable alternatives.

Yahoo/Bing doesn't have that much reach, and I don't see them cooperating with google much. Yahoo's ads are easy enough to deal with (aka block), and its configurable RSS page solves a nice-to-have need in a way that's comfortable and doesn't require me to shop for a dedicated RSS retriever.

The rare times bing can't find something obscure, then I'll try google. For everything else, yahoo's fine.
 
2013-12-05 08:57:33 AM  
Funny you should ask.  I grabbed my wife's ipad the other day to look something up and the results looked kind of funny.  Suddenly I realized that the default search engine had been changed to Yahoo! and I freaked out for a bit.  She has no idea how it changed.  It's not very easy to do accidentally and who in the hell would do such a thing of their own volition?  So my conclusion is that Yahoo! is having people break into your house while you're sleeping and changing your default search engine.  Occam's Razor
 
2013-12-05 08:59:42 AM  
It mystifies me that people will stick to one name when you can find skanks all over the internet.
 
2013-12-05 09:02:45 AM  
MooseUpNorth:

I don't like teh google's insistence on tying everything I do on the internet into one heaping big-brothery ball to sell to marketers. I still use youtube (minimizing what I tell them about me), but limit my exposure to their other ventures when there are reasonable alternatives.

This is why I use DuckDuckGo for most basic things. I did like other things about google better but they finally pissed me off so bad I'm willing to use a more basic search engine if it doesn't collect and sell my information. I mostly only switch into others for image searches.
 
2013-12-05 09:12:20 AM  

ambercat: I mostly only switch into others for image searches.


Pretty much actually why I wind up not using DuckDuckGo all that much, although I generally approve of them. I normally search from the firefox interface, and I usually wind up forgetting to check which search engine I'm using. I nearly always forget to switch it back to duckduckgo after an image search, and I haven't found any way to get firefox to reset it to default on shutdown/startup. After a while, I just stopped caring and leave it on yahoo.
 
2013-12-05 09:22:33 AM  
People that don't suck Google's cock?
 
2013-12-05 09:27:35 AM  
People who play fantasy football?
 
2013-12-05 09:39:09 AM  
I still use yahoo mail as my spam email address. I didn't look at it for about three months and ended up with 2000+ unread messages.
 
2013-12-05 09:57:30 AM  
I do, for e-mail. Have been since 1998.
 
2013-12-05 10:07:59 AM  
A lot of people still use Yahoo because there is a malware out there that re-directs your homepage to Yahoo search and it's damned near impossible to get rid of. Malaware won't do it, Spybot won't do it, and you can't find it to delete it. If you have a solution I haven't tried from googling it let me know.
 
2013-12-05 10:27:28 AM  

Stranded On The Planet Dumbass: A lot of people still use Yahoo because there is a malware out there that re-directs your homepage to Yahoo search and it's damned near impossible to get rid of. Malaware won't do it, Spybot won't do it, and you can't find it to delete it. If you have a solution I haven't tried from googling it let me know.


I saved all my important files to disk and then just wiped the drive and reinstalled windows. A pain in the ass but it got rid of it.
 
2013-12-05 10:27:46 AM  
PSA:  As soon as Shanrick sees this thread, the Miley Cyrus twerking turkey will show up.  Repeat:  Miley Cyrus twerking turkey is inevitable, take cover immediately.
 
2013-12-05 10:44:17 AM  

ambercat: MooseUpNorth:

I don't like teh google's insistence on tying everything I do on the internet into one heaping big-brothery ball to sell to marketers. I still use youtube (minimizing what I tell them about me), but limit my exposure to their other ventures when there are reasonable alternatives.

This is why I use DuckDuckGo for most basic things. I did like other things about google better but they finally pissed me off so bad I'm willing to use a more basic search engine if it doesn't collect and sell my information. I mostly only switch into others for image searches.


It's a trade off. They have to sell that information to advertisers in order to pay the bills on the massive infrastructure that allows for indexing of the massive series of tubes that is the internets.

Also keep in mind that advertisers don't really care about you as a singular person. For them a single data point is worthless, and they generally about people more in aggregate. One middle aged male searching about My Little Pony doesn't mean much, for example. Several million check out MLP, on the other hand, tells them there is a lucrative Brony market that can be exploited to grow sales. That's why Google doesn't concern me the way government spying does, because the government IS concerned about the person as an individual.
 
2013-12-05 10:47:03 AM  

Delta1212: Fuggin Bizzy: I do. Because fark Google. Never mind the NSA, "Don't be evil, Inc." is vacuuming up everyone's web activity all the time.

But self-driving cars and robots!

Ok, now that I think about it, Google is literally the corporate super villain of a scifi action thriller.


I'd lean more towards Elon Musk in that regard, since he has that whole Moonraker thing going on.
 
2013-12-05 10:53:34 AM  
Let an old web marketer clue yall in about thinking that yahoo is innocent in the old "ad game" world.

Yahoo runs some of the oldest and largest ad servers on the internet and they leave the most heinous cookies in your browser, that tend to punch through most security measures you take.  Even Fark has them.

Plus, they will take anyones money and run any ad for anything, there is literally no honor with them.

Dig around for somethings called YieldManager.

The exchange is called Right Media.

They can literally target anything based on your browsing habits.
 
2013-12-05 10:57:48 AM  

BlackMtnMan: yahoo is a search engine??????????????????


No actually, their search is powered by Bing.
 
2013-12-05 11:14:48 AM  

theflatline: Let an old web marketer clue yall in about thinking that yahoo is innocent in the old "ad game" world.


I know. There's no way to get away from that on the Internet. but I still prefer to "fracture" my online activities. If I use Google Docs and Gmail and my Android phone and Google search and Google finance and Google translate and Google Google for Google with Google Google, then...pretty much everything's in the hands of one tech company who totally won't be evil. Pinky swear.
 
2013-12-05 11:20:30 AM  
is yahoo serious?

michaelgloversmith.files.wordpress.com

yahoo is serious.
 
2013-12-05 11:45:37 AM  

The Flexecutioner: is yahoo serious?

[michaelgloversmith.files.wordpress.com image 600x398]

yahoo is serious.


I recognize all of those words but that statement doesn't make any sense.
 
2013-12-05 11:47:32 AM  
As a 19-year-old, large-breasted, bi-curious, corn-fed and girl-next-door, sexually budding NYU communications major from the heartland, I'm surprised to find  submitter thinks that people don't use Yahoo. I use it every day, to make new internet friends and tell them about my day. For example, how the supervisor let me pay my rent when I ran short of cash. Or what happened when I accidentally interrupted my roommate and her boyfriend... and the entire lacrosse team. Or about my "study sessions" with my grad student French tutor, Emmanuelle.

Yahoo is wonderful for those kinds of things and I assure you people use it every day. I just wish my webcam and microphone weren't broken, since so many of my internet friends would like me to use them on Yahoo. But they are.

/also my cell phone
//and I don't have Skype
///why thank you, you're not the first person to tell me that that looks like a picture of Sasha Grey, but it's me
 
2013-12-05 11:50:23 AM  

theBigBigEye: I do, for e-mail. Have been since 1998.


I've probably used yahoo for email since 1994. That being said, the latest changes to the website make me want to cockpunch someone.

I have gmail and hotmail accounts too, but neither of those look very appealing. -Too bad there's not another alternative that looked like the last version of yahoo out there. I'd change in a heartbeat.
 
2013-12-05 11:53:53 AM  

semiotix: As a 19-year-old, large-breasted, bi-curious, corn-fed and girl-next-door, sexually budding NYU communications major from the heartland, I'm surprised to find  submitter thinks that people don't use Yahoo. I use it every day, to make new internet friends and tell them about my day. For example, how the supervisor let me pay my rent when I ran short of cash. Or what happened when I accidentally interrupted my roommate and her boyfriend... and the entire lacrosse team. Or about my "study sessions" with my grad student French tutor, Emmanuelle.

Yahoo is wonderful for those kinds of things and I assure you people use it every day. I just wish my webcam and microphone weren't broken, since so many of my internet friends would like me to use them on Yahoo. But they are.

/also my cell phone
//and I don't have Skype
///why thank you, you're not the first person to tell me that that looks like a picture of Sasha Grey, but it's me


HELLO FUTURE GIRLFRIEND

www.angelfire.lycos.com
 
2013-12-05 11:54:44 AM  
goddamnit i hate the internet.
 
2013-12-05 11:57:14 AM  
My default email has been Yahoo Plus for years, and "My Yahoo" is still one of my two home pages.
 
2013-12-05 12:29:13 PM  
www.chicagonow.com

Prefers Alta Vista.
 
2013-12-05 12:36:20 PM  
I still use the yahoo email I've had for half my life. Mainly because it looks professional (just my first letter first name + last name) and I hate extraneous numbers. I have a gmail for personal junk, but I reserve the Yahoo for official, important stuff.

But man, if I could get something that simple in Gmail I would be all over that. :/
 
2013-12-05 02:25:51 PM  

archbishop: The Flexecutioner: is yahoo serious?

[michaelgloversmith.files.wordpress.com image 600x398]

yahoo is serious.

I recognize all of those words but that statement doesn't make any sense.


Washed up late 80s comedian.

Would you like to know more?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yahoo_Serious

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000635/
 
2013-12-05 03:36:11 PM  
I use Yahoo for my home page after Google stupidly shut down iGoogle. That said, their search engine is farking abysmal and not because it's Bing powered either. It seems to deliver consistently awful results even compared to Bing which it is supposedly powered by. Maybe Microsoft sold them a dumbed down version or something.
 
2013-12-05 04:10:42 PM  

ipxodi: archbishop: The Flexecutioner: is yahoo serious?

[michaelgloversmith.files.wordpress.com image 600x398]

yahoo is serious.

I recognize all of those words but that statement doesn't make any sense.

Washed up late 80s comedian.

Would you like to know more?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yahoo_Serious

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000635/


Oh, we're using citing sources now.  Okay.

i.imgur.com

[2F13] Bart vs. Australia
 
2013-12-06 02:03:40 AM  

Whazzits: I still use the yahoo email I've had for half my life. Mainly because it looks professional (just my first letter first name + last name) and I hate extraneous numbers. I have a gmail for personal junk, but I reserve the Yahoo for official, important stuff.

But man, if I could get something that simple in Gmail I would be all over that. :/


Just pony up the $10 a year and get you own domain.
 
2013-12-06 08:51:06 AM  
I'm just backdated, though I look bloody young--so, of course I use Yahoo. I like the homepage, which conveniently shows me the latest news/sports/etc. and because I play the crap out of Yahoo fantasy sports, which have the best leagues. My 20 year old son laughs at me for using it and then I discover he uses Bing.....I hate Google.com searches--as previous sub'ers have made the point, too many paid-for ads based on the search. I will say that the new Yahoo email is pissing me the hell off and I'm on the verge of bailing.
 
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