Yahoo adult chat room
Spectacular downfalls are bait and fodder for know-it-all pundits who put forth their personal theories in a bid for credibility, or at least notability, in the same way Perez Hilton rose to fame milking Britney Spears’s own downfall. Internet pundits all think they know the precise moment that Yahoo went from being the zeitgeist of the Zombo Com era to the new Blockbuster Video. There can be no better illustration of Yahoo’s bad programmers at work than the existence of the once infamous chat booters. This is a chat booter: The above carnage is what an unlucky Yahoo Messenger or Chat user would see when an internet miscreant — usually an unemployed, involuntarily celibate 37 year old in his parents’ basement — decided to “boot” them.
Inevitably, blame will usually be laid at the feet of some embarrassing strategic blunder. Here is a video of someone being booted, to give you the full effect: Chat booters are a form of junkware that exploit the many holes in Yahoo Messenger’s design to barrage the recipient with a Zerg rush of garbage data until their Yahoo client freezes up and shuts down.
Then she imposed a completely arbitrary 0 million annual sales goal because reasons, and hired a numbers-driven Amazon executive to enforce the nonsense goal while humiliating Tumblr’s founder, David Karp, by putting an ad-biz goon in charge of him.
Yahoo was the Powerball winner who blew their fortune on drugs, hookers, and a surplus Cambodian Air Force Mi G-21, and ended up so deep in the hole, they were reduced to giving rimjobs for crack money.
finally came to terms with the sobering truth: they were the Nickelback of tech. And just as Nickelback fans ultimately abandon them for the Foo Fighters, most of Yahoo’s users have slowly osmosed over to Google. With private messaging, a common area to chat with and meet new people, and personal profiles, Yahoo had a sort of Web 1.0 social network in the early 2000s.
Hand in hand with this revelation came their humiliating sale to Verizon for .5 billion. Any other company might have parlayed this into a cornerstone of their success, but Yahoo, a languid “media company” run by suits and overflowing with what Paul Graham bluntly calls “bad programmers”, ran Yahoo Messenger and Chat into the ground.
The answer might be as simple as this: Yahoo was never supposed to succeed in the first place.
Yahoo wandered blindly into the right place at the right time in the 1990s by creating an electronic Yellow Pages.