I've hated that company since the 90s. They ate up a ton of worthy websites and services and dissolved or mutated/merged them into some mediocre and redundant piece of shit thing that was relaunched with their own branding. Popularity declined immediately and user dissatisfaction was well documented at the time.
Yahoo! were one of the first powerful conglomerates to completely fuck up and ruin the internet. Google took notes and perfected this 8-10 years later and actually did the same thing ten fold. Google went from a nobody, to leasing satellites, to launching their very own satellites in less than a decade. Even worse is how Google is used as a conditioning tool to shape one's opinion, it's a herd-culling service. It's the most evil of tools imaginable. It is not an open world when using that company's spy engine. It is a very shuttered world and it is very biased and infectious, as hipsters and trendies and generally stupid idiots love the shit out of it. It's the cattlecar of the internet. It's that ugly fuck in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang who hates kids. It's the serial killer of the human mind, the enemy of the independent, and the proliferator of idiotism. The thing isn't even meta based, it's thug based... You pay and you get top listing. Publish something unpopular enough and these sons of whores will totally delist you from their results permanently. It's more than a search engine too, it's become the backbone of the internet and that is fucking scary. It has also become judge, jury and executioner. It's become it's own being. People worship this company like a God.
Anyways, the whole lot of them are total bastards. Filthy fucking digital bastard animals.
I hate Yahoo!, originally because they once took a server away from me with very little warning time after they bought another company's product that I used. Later on I just hated them because they were hateable. Plus they were obsolete from day one but that is just my personal opinion. It was the last search engine I would have used in the mid 90s, especially when back then dial-up service was billed per hourly usage. I never had the time for their friendly family funtime exploration bullshit.
Go Network (ABC-Disney) was another (late 1990s) conglomerate that gobbled up tons of websites and services and then immediately shut them all down to funnel the traffic into their own moldy vaginal servers. In what seemed to be 2 or 3 years (if even that much) after startup, losses were extreme and the entire Go Network was dismantled. These bags of shit with Mouse Ears took Hotbot, Lycos/Infoseek as well as other pioneering search engines and flushed them down the fucking toilet almost immediately after acquisition. They also disolved WBS (established in 1994 or 1995), which was a massive interactive/chat community with very high usership for it's time and nothing came close to it in terms of traffic or real-time event hosting.
Fuck Yahoo and the whores they rode in on...
Fuck Social Retardation Networking
Fuck Apple and iSpytunes
Fuck Trendy Bullshit
PS: See you at the Whammyburger!