I Confused Yahoo Answers

I was catching up on email tonight and came across something from last Friday. I totally forgot that during the day I was able to break Yahoo Answers doing a “simple” search.

I have a screen shot of the result of my search but blocked out the search that I was doing.  The search had a “-” in it I do recall, but cant recall much else.  I wish that I had saved or made better notes about what I had searched so that I could spend some time to reproduce it again. Next time I will take better notes – I promise.

I do have to admit that I love the default of “4 decades ago” – you guys/gals get an A+ for that one.

Yahoo Answers Confused

If anyone is able to get this error let me know as Id like to recall exactly what I did to get it.

Yahoo Live Shutting Down

Back in March I was able to watch the Winter Music Conference shake its groove thing at night thanks to Yahoo Live.  It seems that Y! Live will be shutting down on December 3, 2008.

Earlier this week I read about Revver having financial issues, but the Founder answered the rumor and stated that they were simply migrating to a different and better provider.

I personally dont believe  him, but lets pretend that its the full truth.

I would be curious to see how the financials of companies like Blip.tv, Justin.tv,  Viddler, Vimeo, etc. and how they will weather the months ahead of fewer ad dollars to spend.

Yahoo's Site Explorer gets a new look

Im not sure why I happen to jump over to look at Site Explorer at 2AM on a Sunday, but I did. I found quite a bit more than I had expected.

It seems that sometime in the past few days Yahoo went and updated the look of the results for Site Explorer. As you can see from the image below and from the actual results, I learned that Yahoo really doesnt like to index my site. Oops.

Yahoo Explorer Update

I dont know if I like them better or worse but the results do appear more compact then the previous design.

Winter Music Conference is Live on Yahoo

So I was reading on Twitter some and a tweet from Yahoo Live came through – it was for the WMC. No way? The conference I want to go to every year but always fail to plan for?

Yes, that conference. Who wouldnt want to go? Miami in March? Have you looked outside? Chicago just got more snow tonight. *shakes head in shame*

So what is Yahoo Live have to do with the WMC? Well they seem to have 2 cameras set up somewhere at the show. So now everyone can be there – in a way. Hey, its live music, who am I to complain.

The dance floor can be found @ http://live.yahoo.com/marineparade

The DJ booth where the DJ *obvious I know* and the lovely Tilly Key are entertaining the camera and chatting are live @ http://live.yahoo.com/wmclive

So go enjoy the music people and for all that is going on check out http://live.yahoo.com/evt/wmc/

12 Ways Social Networks are like High School

I got the idea for this post after reading how Drug dealers and software developers were similar. As I do come from a web developer background – I found it quite amusing (and quite sad at the end) and wondered if I could do the same for Social Media.

Below is my feeble attempt to compare High School and Social Networks – enjoy.

High School Social Networks
1.Wanting to be the Prom King/Queen 1.He/she with the most friends is cool
2.Telling everyone that you are great friends with the “plastics” and other “cool” kids 2.Adding all of the “Alist” personalities to your friends list
3.Leaving post it notes in or on lockers 3.Leaving comments and notes on someone’s profile
4.Joining an after hours school club 4.Having “meetups” that revolve around your favorite network/app
5.Liking that exchange student so much you take the language class that they speak 5.Liking some application that you create a mashup using APIs in some programming language you don’t know
6.Writing for your High School newspaper 6.Starting a site to cover everything in the world about Social Networks, the sites, the apps and everything else
7.Being a part of the school’s AV Club 7.Knowing how all the new apps work and trying to explain them to everyone
8.Getting kicked out of school 8.Getting banned from a network
9.Showing off or talking about your new car/phone/gadget 9.Always asking for or talking about invites to the new beta
10.Having mommy and daddy buy you something better than the other gloating kids 10.Showing off your alpha invite via your blog
11.Getting your friends together and tping the school 11.Getting your friends together for a DoS against some network/site/app
12.Hooking up with the Prom Queen or King 12.Damn – got me there. :(

If there are any that just plain out suck – let me know. If you can think of any others that fit, feel free to add them via commenting.

I also have to apologize for breaking down and having a “X things you can do” or “X ways to do X” post title. It was bound to happen eventually I guess.

UPDATE

I was just reading this post again and it hit me – what #12 could be:

12. Hooking up with the Prom Queen or King = 12. Getting bought by Google, Yahoo or some other huge company