Yahoo! Buys Associated Content


Yahoo! bought Associated Content. These are my thoughts on what it means for the average Associated Content member (content producer).


Link to video at Youtube.

Good luck to us all and may God have mercy on our souls. According to Yahoo itself, they plan to close the AC web site after the 3rd quarter.

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  1. Ok, can someone tell me what I am missing on my browser. All I see is a big blank box. This has happened 2 other times today on these WordPress blogs. I am using a new (previously owned) computer.

    What kind of video is it?

    Well, I am sure whatever you had to say was interesting :o).

    • Maybe your browser has ad block on? Sometimes videos are seen as ads. Maybe you don’t have the right support for the video file. I’ll put a link in the post also.

      • Thanks for the link! The video on YouTube worked fine. I don’t think I have an ad blocker cause I am using IE and I do see ads it is just random videos that don’t show up. Normally IE pops up to add something if you are missing something. I will have to search around to find what the last person did to cause this.

        Anyway here’s hoping for a miracle that AC will stay just as it is or maybe get even better for us. Hey, I can dream, can’t I.

  2. Like you said, you can only speculate. However, I decided it would be wise to take your advice after all; I just finished backing up every non-exclusive AC submission I care about. Thanx for the heads-up!

  3. Beverly Bright May 19, 2010 — 04:50

    Yes, thanks for the “heads-up”. I too will make sure I have backups of my articles. Like you said, we don’t know what will happen. Things change, and not always for the better. I will miss AC if it “goes away”, which like you, I think it probably will. That’s too bad.

  4. I noticed this when I logged on this morning and you gave me more information than AC. Great job as always but now I’m bummed. I’m one of those CPs who writes for fun and there really is no other site that lets you do that. Well, maybe now I’ll go back to fiction.

    I just really wish all my early articles weren’t exclusive but I was naive. I have a copy of all my non-exclusive/DO stuff on my hard drive.

    I haven’t been to the forums yet this morning and I don’t think I want to set a foot near them.

  5. Isn’t that just the way of things? I start publishing content on AC the same day that this is announced. I’m scratching my head and laughing uncomfortably.

    BUT, I am happy to say that publishing articles on AC was merely one step in my marketing plan. I was hoping to gain PV money while building an audience / a market / for my product.

    Thanks for suggesting I check my back-up library. I swapped out computers since publishing most AC content. I had not planned on that chore this week – but – thanks Randy for adding to my To-Do list! Unemployment is entirely too stressful and busy for me. I need to find a job.

  6. YAHOO!
    BOO!I am sooo turned off! I moved totally away from YAHOO, the behemoth, when I bought my first Macbook Pro and discovered YAHOO did not support Mac well at all. Google has been a better fit for me as they are very Mac friendly. Google is sill a behemoth as well, however.

    About the change over, I am a bit concerned about what will happen to the exclusive stuff I have published. Unfortunately for me, most of my writing for AC has been exclusive. Now, I wish i had something to back up!

    We shall see soon what’s up. Thank you for the info! Now i can say, “I heard it first from THE BAREFOOT”.

  7. Remember what happened to YAHOO 360……mess!

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