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Yahoo Dumps Google, Facebook Logins For Flickr
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DarioI887
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DarioI887,
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6/6/2014 | 11:56:12 AM
"Yahoo is continually working on improving the user experience,"
Yes, the improved user experience is forcing Google/Facebook users into the scintillating Yahoo experience.
Laurianne
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Laurianne,
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6/6/2014 | 1:34:24 PM
Re: "Yahoo is continually working on improving the user experience,"
IDs equal control and data, but in this case, I don't see where it would equal a better, personalized experience.
DarioI887
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DarioI887,
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6/6/2014 | 2:18:30 PM
Re: "Yahoo is continually working on improving the user experience,"
Its not.  They just want Google/Facebook people to spend more time on Yahoo.  This is just a crude way of making that happen; strong arm approach.  If you can't make them come because they want to, wrap a noose around their neck and drag them in.
Kristin Burnham
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Kristin Burnham,
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6/6/2014 | 3:56:28 PM
Re: "Yahoo is continually working on improving the user experience,"
Some Yahoo services, no doubt, may feel the pinch when they switch to a Yahoo-only login. Flickr users, I think, will likely (begrudgingly) make the switch because photos are so personal and because the service is so popular. 
Thomas Claburn
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Thomas Claburn,
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6/6/2014 | 4:33:48 PM
Re: "Yahoo is continually working on improving the user experience,"
If only Yahoo offered services I wanted to use.
Ariella
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Ariella,
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6/6/2014 | 4:37:54 PM
Re: "Yahoo is continually working on improving the user experience,"
LOL @Thomas I never use my yahoo email except when I post to some neighborhood groups that are run through Yahoo groups. I get the updates on another email, and so log in to my Yahoo account very rarely. 
NickR432
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NickR432,
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6/7/2014 | 9:56:08 PM
Yahoo, leave things alone!
I really didn't like the changes to Yahoo Calendar some time ago, prompting me to switch to another service.  Now they have made changes in Mail which is infuriating, such as grouping messages together and if it's from or to myself, is labeled as 'Me".  Yahoo, "if it's not broke, don't fix it!"
danielcawrey
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danielcawrey,
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6/8/2014 | 2:38:25 PM
Re: "Yahoo is continually working on improving the user experience,"
This is a nuisance, to be sure. But to Yahoo, this is a necessity. I get the Bartz idea that opening up sign-ins to other services brought traffic. But that was a concession that Yahoo's service did not offer a desireable enough ecosystem to warrant its own login. 

We'll see if that changes. I would argue that Flickr has been an important service for Yahoo. But what else is there?
Judith96a
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Judith96a,
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6/9/2014 | 12:21:52 PM
Cynical ploy to boost number of user accounts
I doubt that this change has anything to do with improving the user experience. It probably has rather more to do with being able to say "look how many new users we have!" The process of associating a flickr account with an existing Yahoo account is far from painless or straightforward - they clearly want you to give up and create a new one (its all about new account stats).
Kristin, are electrons in short supply or characters rationed? If not, then why the tired hack style headline? Why not "Yahoo dumps Google and Facebook Logins ..."? Let's have some plain english rather than this tired old "newspaper hack-speak"
Kristin Burnham
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Kristin Burnham,
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6/11/2014 | 3:40:31 PM
Re: "Yahoo is continually working on improving the user experience,"
But what else is there? << That's the big question. Flickr users will (probably begrudgingly) make the change, but what about its other web properties? Is there enough value in them for users to make the switch? We'll see.
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