OK, I'm not sure what's going on in the minds of the geniuses over at Yahoo but just today they removed the Linux/Open Source link under News/Tech is gone. Its replacement? Social Media. Thanks Yahoo. That's really clever. NOT! In the realm of things dumb, that takes second place right under iPad early adopters. But that's OK. We still have lxer.com, linuxtoday.com and lwn.net where we can get our news. Thanks Yahoo, you helped us.
Yes, helped us.
You've helped those who're looking for legitimate Linux/Open Source news and not just your rollups of other site's articles and postings.
But, since you, yourselves, use open source and Linux for your own infrastructure, it's odd that you would take out that major link from your Tech site. I wonder how many monthly hits you'll lose because of that? I also wonder how long it will be until you re-instate the Linux/Open Source link under Tech.
That's OK. You know where to go for the latest news and commentary on Linux and open source topics, don't you? That's right, right here on DaniWeb.com.
You can do your part for the Linux/Open Source community by writing to the empty brains over at yahoo.com and inform them that they've made an egregious error. It's not like they couldn't add in another link to their otherwise lame Tech site. The other awesome (sarcasm) links under Tech are:
Tech Video Blog Internet Gadgets Cell Phones Apple/MacIntosh Social Media (Linux/Open Source) Video Games Security
Let's see. Are there any other loser-esque links they could have lost in favor of keeping the Linux/Open Source one?
How about Tech Video? Who cares about that? It's crap. Next.
Blog? Are you serious? Does anyone read that nonsense? No? Can it.
Internet? Really? Come on, what year is this? History.
Gadgets? OK, keep that.
Cell Phones? Oy, sheesh, <sigh>, nerdom uber stankness. OK, keep it.
Apple/MacIntosh? Yeah, gotta give them one-button freaks something to read.
Social Media? Loserdom. People with too much time on their hands.
Video Games? Ha ha ha ha ha ha, LOL, LOL, ROFL.
Security? Keep that for all the Windows users. They need it.
So, you see? There's plenty of room for a Linux/Open Source category.
Actually, there's room for a Linux category, an Open Source category and a Free Software category for those who feel that Open Source should be separate from Free Software. Yeah, that's a whole series of postings there.
Reinstate the Linux/Open Source category under News/Tech or else. Or else, all the Open Source and Linux nerds in the world will say, "Nee." And, we'll continue to say, "Nee" until you submit.
There, I said it.
What do you think of Yahoo's obvious faux pas of removing Linux/Open Source from their News/Tech area and replacing it with the ultra lame Social Media?