Friday, August 1, 2008

Yahoo succumbs

Original post date: 4/8/08

Ahhhhh....Yahoo has succumbed to the most conservative of standards and wont even allow adult designations in profiles and for adults who act like adults to form a segregated community. This heightens the need for a peer-to-peer profile system where information is exchanged directly between people who converse and either actively ask for the form information or freely give it out to people who request to see it.

Yahoo is succumbing Extraverted Feeling devoid of Introverted Feeling. Community standards over individual standards. The internet is an Introverted technology, and there are plenty of ways to enable it that way, but like the rest of the Web 2.0 community, they're Extraverting where they should be Introverting.

From: Yahoo! <>
Sent: Wednesday, March 26, 2008 11:00:11 PM
Subject: An important notice about your Yahoo! Profiles photo

We're making some changes that will affect one of your Yahoo!
profiles. After April 9, 2008, mature content will not be
permitted within Yahoo! Profiles.

In accordance with this new policy, users will no longer be able to
designate an "adult profile," and mature content will be removed.

The profile for the Yahoo! ID xxxxxx is marked "adult."
The picture associated with this profile will be removed and
deleted on April 9, 2008.

We encourage you to upload a new profile photo on that date that
complies with the Yahoo! Terms of Service and Community
Guidelines. Please take a moment to review our Terms of Service
and Community Guidelines.

For additional information or to learn how to get a copy of your
photo before April 9, 2008, please visit our help pages:

Thank you,

The Yahoo! Profiles Team

Visit the pages below to view the terms of service
and privacy policy for your country:
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