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Yahoo Struggling With Decision To Accept Micrososft's Bid

Do You Still Yahoo?

The geek world has been anxiously awaiting the verdict on whether Microsoft, which placed an unsolicited 44.6 billion dollar bid on Yahoo! last week, will actually acquire the struggling company (the latest: Google is mulling how they can help Yahoo, since Microsoft's bid can turn into a hostile takeover if they resist).

Such big news is actually underwhelming — Yahoo and Microsoft are two companies fighting to stay relevant. Though I remember back in the day when everyone and their mother used Yahoo as their primary search engine—those days are long gone. It's no surprise Yahoo was suffering, what with Google's search engine behemoth and Yahoo's other services, like instant messaging and music (which shut down yesterday), long ago eclipsed by other services. But it can't be completely unused, so I ask you: Whether it's for Internet searching, IMing, or anything else, do you Yahoo?

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Cassandra57 Cassandra57 9 years
I have multiple Yahoo addresses. I customize the pages and have one for news & politics, one for shopping, one for sports news. Great way to compartmentalize and still track various news feeds. Also, it keeps my prime e-mail address reserved for just friends and family.
enSue enSue 9 years
I use Yahoo for certain services (Flickr,,, Widgets, Groups) and occasionally for news, their homepage, weather, etc. I use Google for web searches, email, and feed reading.
RobinInSeoul RobinInSeoul 9 years
I use Google for search, but use a Yahoo email address with Thunderbird.
aoitenshi aoitenshi 9 years
I have Gmail and Gtalk accounts, but I also use Yahoo for IM and e-mail.
lilwildone1202 lilwildone1202 9 years
yahoo for email and news and google for search engines
Matdredalia Matdredalia 9 years
I'm a Google girl to my bones but I do use Yahoo for IMing & LaunchCast quite a bit. I'd be really, really distraught to see Microsoft take over.
lindaloo lindaloo 9 years
I use Yahoo to search, for mail & IM. It seems that the women in my office go to Yahoo & the men go to Google as their preferred search engines. Very interesting. I have a gmail account but never use it. Too cumbersome or something!?
freegracefrom freegracefrom 9 years
I totally forgot about flickr! I use that, but I don't know if that should really count.
Pets Pets 9 years
I love google but hate gmail's default settings. The most frustrating to me is when back-and-forth emails all get combined into the latest message like "Deborah, me (8)" – not so helpful when I am trying to quickly find a random email from a couple weeks back when I know exactly when I sent it... but not when the most recent exchange with that person happened.
kaenai kaenai 9 years
I don't use Yahoo! unless I absolutely have to. The messenger is crap, and the parts that work (I'm told) are crap too. The Mac wares are few and VERY far between, so I usually use Adium to connect when I just have to talk to one of my Yahoo! contacts. The only fear I have with Microsoft running it is that it will become even more horribly partisan than it is when it comes to computing platforms, and equally so with its news reporting (MSNBC, anyone?).
swt-strwbrry-sgr swt-strwbrry-sgr 9 years
i still have my yahoo email and i do play thegames in cases of extreme boredom and of course flickr
terryt18 terryt18 9 years
I, too, have had the same Yahoo! e-mail account for eight or ten years. It's set up perfectly so I love it. Yahoo was the first I went to; I used it for everything. Now I usually Google search. I can't say Google is way better though. I have Google Gmail and use it as my spam e-mail. Haha!
Sahndya Sahndya 9 years
Oh wow. I use Yahoo for pretty much everything - search, e-mail, IMing, etc. I had no idea it wasn't doing well!
millarci millarci 9 years
I have a yahoo and hotmail account but I rarely use them. I check them every once in a blue moon.
melda melda 9 years
igoogle is my homepage since last month and i use Gmail, but i also use yahoo because i love it and yahoo is more interesting i think
KittyK KittyK 9 years
i still use my hotmail account from back in the day! but i use Google for my search engine.....
longhorn_sugar longhorn_sugar 9 years
i NEVER yahoo! Google all the way baby!
Ikandy Ikandy 9 years
i still like it
ElissaM ElissaM 9 years
I've had the same yahoo email for 8 years...
Linny Linny 9 years
if yahoo disappeared from the internet i wouldn't notice or miss it
komler komler 9 years
I use Y!M - a bit. Other than that, not really. It doesn't really work all that well with Mac and Safari, and when I can get the same experience through other means, why should I pick the one making it difficult. I was also very turned-off by Yahoo's opinions of Macs last year, when their CEO spoke some about it in the media.
Mormon_Princess Mormon_Princess 9 years
I only have Yahoo for my Flickr account. I dont use it as an email though. I've never liked it.
simplycutebecka simplycutebecka 9 years
My long-time original e-mail address is with Yahoo! so it's still my primary, but I admit otherwise I LOVE google for everything else, from docs, maps, calendar, e-mail, etc. I am sad to see MS take over Yahoo! I had hoped they would stay afloat on their own and keep improving. Their improvements have not been very good these past few years. I can see why people are not using them anymore. I would not use them except for the e-mail address.
ladygypsy ladygypsy 9 years
I use Yahoo for Instant Messaging only, because it still lets you be "invisible" to certain people and online to others. That's a lifesaver when I have to hop on for 2 seconds to check something with somebody and I don't want to have to explain to 10 others that I can't stay on to chat. (Oh...I use Flickr which I guess is Yahoo Photos.)
freegracefrom freegracefrom 9 years
Nope. I was a Yahoo! girl, but Google has always had a vastly better search engine. So one day I woke up and I was suddenly a Google girl. If I'm ever in the mood for online games (very rarely!), then Yahoo! Games is where it's at.
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