I actually recieved a reply from Yahoo Inc…..

April 29, 2008 at 4:23 pm (Uncategorized)

I wrote a letter to Yahoo and they actually sent me this reply…

Hi,

The team from the Yodel blog sent me your note below. We understand that you value your blogs and the friendships that you have formed on 360. Our intention is for you to continue your activities on the new profile. We will not be destroying your community. As stated in the Yahoo! 360 Blog, we will migrate your profile photo, your nickname, friends lists, blog posts and blog comments to the new profile. While there will be some differences, all of your key information will be retained. Think of it more like a name change, rather than us shutting down 360. We value your contributions to the 360 community. Please hang in there a little longer until the new profile comes out. Please feel free to reach out to me with your concerns.

-Matt

Matt Warburton

Director, Community Management

Yahoo! Inc.

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Lets all start posting messages on Yahoo’s corporate blog

April 27, 2008 at 5:42 pm (Uncategorized)

http://ycorpblog.com/

but do abide by their rules and don’t abuse them, just start making pertinent comments otherwise they won’t listen and will just ban you.

Also go to this site http://info.yahoo.com/ and hunt around too.

I am sure if we all look hard enough we will find and “in” there somewhere.

Love Me xxxxx

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Here are the people who are deciding the future of Yahoo 360…

April 25, 2008 at 1:54 am (Uncategorized)

Say Hello to the Yahoo Board Members

Posted at 12:58 AM PT on January 28, 2008

One of the most overlooked parts of Web companies are their board members, so I think it is time to start looking more carefully at those firms where the role of directors is going to be increasingly important in 2008.

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First stop, obviously, is Yahoo, which reports its fourth quarter and also full-year earnings (and also perhaps some board-approved layoffs) tomorrow after the markets close.

With everything from consistently persistent takeover rumors, a still-lagging stock price and continued scrutiny on its moves to revive itself, the company’s managers and–it must be assumed–its directors obviously face challenges in the year ahead.

They certainly seem to be a pretty experienced group, with just the right kind of expertise in retail, telecommunications, engineering and entertainment.

Curiously, with all the noise around Yahoo, this has been a circumspect bunch and it’s not clear how much influence this group is exerting over management or how willing it is to roll up its sleeves and get into it.

Still, board members are supposed to be where the buck actually does stop, so, as a BoomTown public service, here’s a little primer of who’s who on the Yahoo BOD, so you know who is actually in charge (and, of course, who is to blame):

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First among equals is obviously Yahoo CEO and Co-Founder Jerry Yang, who needs no introduction. Born in Taiwan and raised in San Jose, Calif., he has been trying to bring back the company he founded with David Filo since taking over the top slot at Yahoo last June. The obviously iconic figure within the company, he occupies the hottest seat of all. Some think his leadership has not been nearly bold enough, while others think his steadier approach to Yahoo’s revival is just what the company has needed.

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Terry Semel served as Yahoo CEO from 2001 to 2007. After he left that job when the company’s troubles became more pronounced (to be fair, Semel did do a great job getting Yahoo back from its last brink when the first bubble popped), the former Hollywood mogul kept his title as chairman. He is also on the board of Polo Ralph Lauren, as well as many arts and cultural organizations. Recently, Semel revived his Los Angeles-based new media investment firm, Windsor Media, and rumors abound to his intentions–including possibly making a play for a Hollywood studio. Big question: Will Semel continue as chairman of Yahoo in 2008?

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What to make of Roy Bostock, who has been on Yahoo’s board since 2003? I’ll tell you what: If Semel were to step down as chairman, the chatter is that the former top-level advertising exec (chairman and chief executive officer of D’Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles) is best suited to the job, given the importance of Yahoo’s ad business. Bostock also serves now has chairman of Northwest Airlines and is on the board of Morgan Stanley and is a principal at Sealedge Investments LLC.

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Ron Burkle, founder and managing partner of the Yucaipa Companies, a private investment firm, has been a director since 2001. The high-profile Burkle, of course, is better known for being best billionaire buddy of Bill Clinton (and big fundraiser for Hillary Clinton). He is a curious choice to be on the board, although he is said to add an interesting perspective and also has obvious experience in retail and distribution (largely in the supermarket industry). He is also on the boards of Occidental Petroleum and KB Home.

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Vyomesh Joshi joined the Yahoo board in 2005. He probably brings a good consumer product perspective to the company from his perch as executive vice president of the Imaging and Printing Group at Hewlett Packard, a $26 billion business with an operating profit of $3.8 billion, which is a whole lot of the kind of ink Yahoo needs. The longtime HP exec also has responsibilities in the entertainment arena for HP, which should be a boon to Yahoo.

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The same goes for Robert Kotick, the chairman and CEO of games maker Activision, which recently merged with Vivendi’s Blizzard Entertainment unit, to create one of the biggest gaming companies in the world. Yahoo could use a little Guitar Hero buzz that Kotick’s company has gotten from the third version of the popular interactive game, a big holiday success, and also Blizzard’s World of Warcraft.

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The other Northwest Airlines link is its Chairman Emeritus Gary Wilson, who has been on the Yahoo board since 2001. Wilson, who is also on the board of CB Richard Ellis, has an extensive financial background, working as the top numbers guys at places like Walt Disney (where he was a longtime board member) and Marriott. But can he lend his expertise to make the numbers work better at Yahoo?

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The only woman director, Maggie Wilderotter, joined last July and serves as the chairman and CEO of Citizens Communications, which is an independent provider of telecommunications services. That background is important for Yahoo, but perhaps more important is her experience as a SVP at Microsoft (rumored to be the main company interested in acquiring Yahoo). Wilderotter has also been president and CEO of Wink Communications and has held a number of jobs at AT&T, and serves on the board of Xerox and the Tribune Company.

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Eric Hippeau, managing partner at Softbank Capital Partners, is one of the two granddaddy Yahoo board members (along with Arthur Kern), having served as a director since 1996. Before Softbank, he was chairman and CEO of Ziff-Davis in its heyday. Hippeau is also on the board of Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide.

arthurkern

Arthur Kern has also been on the Yahoo board since 1996. Kern made his fortune selling off American Media, an owner of radio stations, which he co-founded and ran. Kern now invests in marketing and media companies. (BoomTown, with great regret, has never met him after all these years–lazy, lazy BoomTown! And everyone says how nice he is. Lunch, Arthur?)

edkozel

Ed Kozel, the CEO of the start-up Skyrider (a P2P search engine), is perhaps the most experienced technologist on Yahoo’s board and another key member of the board, say many, where he has served since 2000. He’s been a VC (Open Range Ventures), a consultant (In
tegrated Finance) and also was a longtime Cisco exec (he was CTO and SVP of business development there) and board member. He’s also been on the board of Reuters and is a director for Network Appliance.

This article from www.allthingsd.com

I say we start writing to these guys…not just Yahoo Customer Service or Help…lets get to the Board!!!!!

I will if you will… I will find places to email these people if you want me too! Lets give it a try, what have we got to loose?

Love Me xxxxx

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Whats new pussycat…

April 25, 2008 at 12:59 am (Uncategorized)

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Well, nothing new to tell the truth.

Today is ANZAC day here in Australia and New Zealand and so its a public holiday.

I must say I don\’t get into the ANZAC day thing really. Perhaps its because I am only a first generation Australian from European parents so don\’t have that connection with the ANZAC\’s.

Totally changing the subject, lately I have been having yoghurt and Special K for breakfast and Fluffybutt enjoys this so much. Every morning in the kitchen she circles me waiting impatiently for the important opening of the yoghurt.

After I empty most of the yoghurt onto my cereal, I hold the container so she can lick as much as she can, then whatever she can\’t get to with her tongue I get out with a little spoon and she licks that. She just loves yoghurt, cream, milk and ice-cream. I don\’t give her too much because it probably isn\’t that good for her. Sometimes I will buy her special cat milk, and she loves that but it is very expensive and she goes through it so fast, she is such a little foodie.

If I am eating ANYTHING and I mean anything she will want to try it. She also loves potato chips/crisps, salty rice crackers, other crunchy salty things and ham, oh and cake! But I never give her chocolate because I have heard that can make cats and dogs sick.

She is such a spoilt girl.

Truffles on the other hand isn\’t very interested in my food, except for ham or raw meat, she goes nuts over raw meat.

So I know another cat ramble, I am sorry. But they do amuse me with their funny little ways and they are such lovely girls.

Take care everyone.

 

Love Me xxxxxxxxxxxxx

P.S. Happy Easter to all those Russians out there!

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I have just recieved this email from Yahoo 360….

April 20, 2008 at 5:52 pm (Uncategorized)

Hello,

Thank you for contacting Yahoo!7 Customer Care.

So you’ve heard Yahoo! 360 is closing? Well it’s true. After careful
consideration, we have decided to close the Yahoo! 360 sites in early
2008. We always strive to provide you with the best services possible

and we’ll be doing that throughout this transition.

We realize that you, our 360 consumers, have put a lot of effort into
building sites and sharing these with your community. As we work to
fully package migration options for your social network on the Yahoo!
suite of services, Yahoo! 360 will remain an active vibrant site for
your network of friends. We make the following three commitments:

– We will preserve your 360 blog content and community;
– We will put the right mechanisms in place to move your blog content;
– We will give you ample notification before this transition begins in
early 2008.

We at Yahoo! remain dedicated to social networking and community
building businesses worldwide. You’ll be hearing more details from us
soon. In the meantime, more detailed information is available on our
360
Product Page at:

http://blog.360.yahoo.com/product_360

Thanks so much for your dedication to Yahoo! 360

Cheers,

Jackson
Customer Care Specialist
Yahoo!7 Customer Care
http://au.help.yahoo.com

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Its Crazy Doodle Time!!!! again……

April 20, 2008 at 2:00 am (Art, Doodles, Drawing) (, , )

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Hi Everyone,

After so long you have probably forgotten all about crazy doodle time.

But here it is!

I did this doodle partly waiting for a lift to work and partly in our work social club meeting.

I kept getting told it would make a cool tattoo.

And I suppose it would.

Lately, I haven\’t really been myself. I have felt too happy to be sad and too sad to be happy.

Do you know what I mean?

I keep on telling myself I don\’t have that much to be sad about compared to so many other people.

I live in a place I love, I have a pretty good job, I have two beautiful pussycats, I have some great friends, I am healthy, I have no debts, I can do whatever I want whenever I want, I can have a messy house or a clean house, I can stay up late or sleep in and so many other things.

But I have no family anymore. I have no one close to share my life with. I am 45 and I haven\’t had children.

I don\’t have any money, but funnily enough this doesn\’t bother me too much because I am not a person that needs \”things\”. You know how some people need all the newest, biggest, best, designer label stuff, well, I don\’t. And it doesn\’t impress me that other people have that sort of stuff. I am just not interested in it. It just doesn\’t mean anything to me.

I do love books and have an extensive library, and I do love old, curious and unusual things although I don\’t have a lot of these things.

What I need and miss is someone to hug me. Someone to watch DVD\’s with, and go to the markets with, and just hang out with. Someone that is closer to me than my friends.

Oh well, hopefully someday someone will come along….. and then I will want to be alone again!

Haha

Love Me xxxxxxxxxxxxx

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Only one thing to say…

April 14, 2008 at 2:37 am (Engrish (Funny products and packaging)) ()

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WTF?????

 

Love Me xxx

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Yahoo 360 is acting insane….

April 11, 2008 at 4:50 pm (Uncategorized)

To all those that have sent me invitations to be their friend.

I just wanted to let everyone know that even though you can send me an invitation, I can’t accept any.

Usually if I can’t accept any then you can’t send me one either so I think Yahoo is seriously peculiar at the moment.

So don’t hate me if I don’t accept your invite.

It is simply thus…. I can’t, the system won’t let me.

Sorry everyone, I don’t know what is going on there.

Love Me xxxxx

P.S. To all my friends, please don’t be upset if I can’t get around to saying hello. I have been very busy at the moment and a bit preoccupied with my legal stuff. But needless to say, to all those that find themselves in unhappy circumstances or ill health my hugs go out to you all in hope for better days to come. xxxxx

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Some of the most amazing animal photography ever…

April 8, 2008 at 1:25 am (Uncategorized)

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More pictures at this link. http://www.timflach.com/

All images copyrighted to Tim Flach.

Had to share.

Love Me xxxxxx

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Okay, Okay….

April 5, 2008 at 1:34 am (Uncategorized)

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So I did cut my hair after all that.

Sorry for those who liked the long hair, but time for a change, and lets face it, it will grow back.

Love Me xxx

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