Today I got a message I’m sure millions have received, but the opening is that I want to comment upon:
Thank you for your commitment to Yahoo and for helping us define the power of digital communities. Eighteen years ago, we combined the functionality of a site called
eGroups.comwith a precursor community platform called Yahoo Clubs to launch Yahoo Groups. Since then, you and millions of others have helped prove our hypothesis, by creating and joining more than 10 Million groups.
Who exactly is “we” in this scenario. I don’t even recall who owns Yahoo!, but I know it’s gone international at least once, which is my way of saying this is the wild west of user protections.