What is Yahoo?

I came across a somewhat old question by TechCrunch’s Michael Arrington: What is Yahoo?

For me personally, Yahoo is, first of all, the company that bought most of the web services that I was using – Flickr, Delicious, and Upcoming back in the days when I was using it.  Secondly, Yahoo for me is a company no here, no there.  I appreciate how old they are and all.  But it never seemed to be serving any specific purpose.  It used to be a bookmark website, which I used for a bit, until it got overly complicated with categories, and SPAM.  Then it became a web mail and a search engine.  Then it an instant messaging provider.  Then a purchaser of some cool web applications.  Then a web developer resource.  And then I don’t know anymore.

It’s been a long while since I went to Yahoo.com and something tells me that I won’t be visiting it any time soon.  What about you?

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