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Mayer’s depredations chased off Tumblr’s homegrown leadership and talent leaving more Yahoo schmucks in charge of the gutted acquisition.
It was an injection of young and hip into the company’s frankly embarrassing demographic. Yahoo had finally found itself and joined the world of social, for real. First she forced the oil-and-water Yahoo and Tumblr sales teams to work together selling crappy top-down content for a neutered version of Tumblr referred to as “digital magazines”.After the arrival of smartphones, they prevented Flickr from creating their own app but didn’t create one of their own till years later, and what they did create was so bad as to chase away the remaining users. This form of human-curated content was like a Web 2.0 version of what Yahoo originally did, so it made for a logical acquisition.But, predictably, Yahoo worked their brown magic on it: instead of replacing Yahoo Bookmarks with Delicious, they kept the two products side-by-side and let the latter wither and die while Reddit and Twitter (and Digg, and Pinterest) took its place.Yahoo didn’t even bother to copy them, which basically any other tech company would have done.In any case, the protocol for Yahoo Chat was so sloppy that even those third-party hacks could not fully do away with booting.Once a booter was set loose on your screen name, your Messenger would crash and maybe even your computer.
The booter would run for quite some time, meaning that, as soon as the user restarted Messenger, they would be barraged yet again, fully shut out from their account and conversations.
The chat rooms themselves languished, overrun by exurban scene trash typing in 48 point text, spam bots, and sex predators.
The latter became such a problem that the hapless Yahoo gave up on user-created chat rooms completely.
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.
Yahoo has shut down its user-created chat rooms after a TV station reported that some of them were being used by adults to promote sex with minors.