The Internet is Under New Management "Ours"

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    Yesterday the Yahoo! executive who reportedly oversaw Flickr , Scott Dietzen, resigned from Yahoo! according to TechCrunch. It was also reported yesterday that Yahoo has now retained Goodby, Silverstein and Partners to somehow try and recover from their failing marketing campaign.

    While Yahoo censors paintings of classical nudes from public museums, their employees are off getting public lap dances at Yahoo "Hack Day."

    How can Yahoo seriously expect us to accept their $100 million marketing big lie that "the internet is under new management, yours," when they carelessly and maliciously destroy customer data without so much as a warning?

    Yahoo's new $100 million marketing campaign should not read "the internet is under new management yours." It should read "the internet is under new management ours."

    Until Yahoo learns to respect their users and their user data and embraces true community management rather than community mis-management, their outlandish marketing message will continue to fall on deaf ears.

    Here is an open letter I wrote to the head of Yahoo's Marketing efforts, Elisa Steele, regarding these problems.

    Jeremy Brooks, WeMeantDemocracy, and 8 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. blakophoto 55 months ago | reply

      LOL. I love your anti-censorship campaign with Yahoo - hope it makes a difference.

    2. Troy Holden 55 months ago | reply

      did you remove the Y here?

      and i agree with , keep fighting the good fight.

    3. tomraven 55 months ago | reply

      Keep it up Thomas... couldn't agree more!

    4. alan guido 55 months ago | reply

      very nice shot

    5. Bad, Bad Lechroy Brown 55 months ago | reply

      i bet this will be censored by the end of the day :)

    6. Sú! 禅 55 months ago | reply

      I recently read your article about flickr, here: thomashawk.com/2006/02/top-10-tips-for-getting-attention-...

      Found it pretty interesting and helpful.
      Thanx for sharing!

    7. shepherd.johnson 55 months ago | reply

      Both comments state that the internet will be under Yahoo!’s management. ‘Ours’ referring to Yahoo! and then they coyly add the “Y” which is Yahoo!’s logo making us make the association that they mean “Yours” which they clearly don’t mean. Pretty presumptive of Yahoo! who’s services really do suck to make such a statement. I hope the company goes under entirely.

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