You know you work somewhere good when they give you beer and cider on a Friday afternoon and them, as you are leaving, two people salute you Shinjeki no Kyojin style.
Sometimes I just want to bug stuff like this -
Title: what how?
Issue: srsly what? how did you even do this?
Result: I have no idea what is going on
Expected: something not this.
does there have to be all this nonsense white knighting on behalf of women? most of the time it comes across as ‘WOMEN! I AM STANDING UP FOR YOU! DO YOU WANT ME NOW???????’
its cool that you care but im getting a headache.
Picture the scene…
You are on a bus. A man walks on. His shoulder length, dusty curls brush lightly against his trenchcoat. His fetching fedora sits at a jaunty angle.
The universe pauses for a brief second as you catch his eye.
The wind whispers, softly, “Brony…”
You go back to tumblr.
One more thing and then I’ll (probably) shut up about this (for a while.)
BUYING A COMPANY IS NOT LIKE BUYING A DOUGHNUT.
You do not just get to scarf it down right away. It takes time. Things need to be handed over. To everyone calling those of us who are worried “idiots” because “nothing has changed”, you do understand how business works, right? The takeover is happening later this year, and it’ll probably take a few months after THAT for Yahoo! to incorporate/discuss any changes it wants to make.
And they WILL change things. Adverts will come because, lets face it, nobody sinks $1.1 BILLION into something to let it carry on its merry way with no profit leaking into their purses. They might be in a sidebar, or between posts or right there on your blog page, but they will be there somewhere.
In itself, that’s no bad thing. The site needs to stay alive somehow. But, with Yahoo’s track record of giving jack-shit of a fuck about the communities they sweep up, who’s to say what will happen? Some people have been considering the fact that they might let us pick and choose what adverts we show.
That is difficult and means that advertisers can’t be guaranteed a certain showing of their product, so they just won’t pay up. So, to all the social justice bloggers out there, how would you feel about an advert for, say, Chick-fil-A showing up on your blog? Or maybe Evony? I know these are a bit of a stretch, because ahahaha haha ha, but I think my point still stands. We might be able to pick what type of adverts appear on our blogs, but all we’re doing there is helping Yahoo earn more money by targeting their advertising for them. And if you don’t like a particular company?
Yahoo has their money now, so fuck you basically.
So that’s my…this is more than 2 cents. Maybe like…$3.64? whatever.
TL;DR - I am worried they will fuck this shit up.