Did Yahoo's Marissa Mayer Really get it Wrong in Banning "Work from Home"?

Governance in a Networked World

Ordering Yahoo workers back to the office certainly gained its share of critics for Marissa Mayer when instituting this Yahoo policy some 18 months ago now. And what about creating an environment where Yahoo staff actually want to show up to by choice?

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Microsoft + Yahoo!

Nancy White

My view, for what it’s worth, is that while the deal may make sense from the defensive perspectives of Microsoft and Yahoo!, Although Google is experiencing some wobbles at the moment, I am not convinced that a Microsoft/Yahoo! Meshing the different cultures of Microsoft and Yahoo! For detailed and incisive comments on this story read Danny Sullivan’s Searchengineland post.

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Did Yahoo's Marissa Mayer Really get it Wrong in Banning "Work from Home"?

Governance in a Networked World

Ordering Yahoo workers back to the office certainly gained its share of critics for Marissa Mayer when instituting this Yahoo policy some 18 months ago now. And what about creating an environment where Yahoo staff actually want to show up to by choice?

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Collaborative Thinking: Yahoo! + Nokia?

Collaborative Thinking

» February 12, 2008 Yahoo! Nokia vs. Google: The Battle Escalates February 12, 2008 in Commentary | Permalink TrackBack TrackBack URL for this entry: [link] Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Yahoo!

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Collaborative Thinking: What A Yahoo! Acquisition Might Mean To Microsoft

Collaborative Thinking

Collaborative Thinking Perceptions on collaboration and social software by Mike Gotta « Enterprises Not One Dimensional - Technology Not the Only Influence on the Future Enterprise | Main | Tag Clouds: Patterns As Well As Folksonomy » February 01, 2008 What A Yahoo! Mail and Yahoo!

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Jim Ware to Yahoo: "You've got a management system problem"

Endless Knots

He is clear that he hasn't studied Yahoo! Take a listen to my colleague, Jim Ware 's interview last night, on Turi Ryder's WGN radio show on " The perks and catches of working remotely."

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Seriously? Yahoo CEO lassoing everyone back to the office???

Endless Knots

Keen reader Joe Wehr just spotted this post by Kara Swisher on All Things D about Yahoo's CEO calling everyone back to the office. Yahoo CEO Mayer Now Requiring Remote Employees to Not Be (Remote Hard to believe in Feb 2013 but here's the link. Perhaps Marissa Meyer needs to read, ahem, Virtual Teams ?

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Yahoo Moving Focus from Basic Search to Presentation and Services

Portals and KM

CDNet reported that Yahoo is pondering the meaning of search. in exchange for a healthy portion of the revenue generated by searches on Yahoo's pages. Yoelle Maarek, a search expert who recently joined Yahoo Labs from Google, Israel, is quoted as saying that the advances that have taken place since the debut of Google's PageRank are relatively minor compared with the potential to improve how results are presented to users.

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Next Online Community Roundtable: 12/16 at Yahoo!

Online Community Strategy

The next Online Community Roundtable is Thursday, December 16th, at Yahoo! in Sunnyvale, CA.

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Will Yahoo's Changing Search Strategy Cause it to Pick Up Niche Services?

Portals and KM

s Bing, Yahoo's focus is no longer on the technology that powers search and trying to beat the competition with it - the "megawatt war," as Sam Diez reports at ZDNet. Instead, it wants to ride the back of Microsoft technology and channel it so users will want to come back to Yahoo every time they have a query. With the alliance with Microsoft?s

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My 2010 “How Good Grows” Update

Online Community Strategy

I was fortunate enough to be selected again this year to participate in the Yahoo! “How Good Grows&# program. The program is a combination of the concepts of “pay it forward&# , microphilanthropy and social networking – Yahoo! A big thanks again to the folks at Yahoo!

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Australia: Ban vs Educating on social media

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

From Yahoo!Answers. Consider the issues here; Yahoo!Answers Technorati Tags: al upton , banned , Education , Online Communities , Safety , sex education , students , yahoo answers , youtube. Tags: Online Communities social media social networks yahoo answers Children al upton Safety Australia Education banned digital economy sex education youtube students I’ve got a good idea. Let’s ban kids from using social networks. Like YouTube in schools.

Let’s Stop Confusing Cooperation and Teamwork with Collaboration

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Collaboration has been a big word in the news lately, most recently due to Marissa Mayer’s explanation of her decision to bring Yahoo employees back to the office: “To become the absolute best place to work, communication and collaboration will be important, so we need to be working side-by-side.”.

Collaborative Thinking: Are Old-Tech Companies In Search Of A Fountain of Youth?

Collaborative Thinking

Is Yahoo! If Microsoft was willing to use Yahoo! as a mechanism to culturally transform itself rather than simply absorbing Yahoo! A "Yahoo! Thats why Microsoft is assuming debt to buy Yahoo. Yahoo has no choice at all and can do little but quibble over price.

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"Glass cliffs," baby bottles, and Feminism 3.0

Endless Knots

There's an interesting subtext arising from Yahoo's having selected a woman in her third-trimester (Marissa Mayer, whose first child, a son, is due in October) as its new CEO. Eagle-eyed Tom Stewart has directed us to a good piece from. Me Women

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Transformation of communities of practice

Joitske Hulsebosch

I posted a question in the com-prac yahoo group. This is the young swan swimming in the waters near our house (there is a lot of water in our area, something which made a Malian friend exclaim that this is a very dangerous place!). The swan is slowly transforming from a grey into a white swan.

Marissa, we need to talk: This genie is way out of the bottle

Endless Knots

Tom Ashbrook (On Point, " Yahoos Ban on Working From Home ") is holding forth with some savvy guests even as I type; Maureen Dowd has a biting op-ed in yesterday's NY Times (" Get Off Of Your Cloud "); and the bloggers have gone wild. The conclusion for Yahoo!:

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Rockyou fined and social media implications

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Online social gaming company, Rockyou with 32 million gamers, and $129,000,000 of funding, got fined $250,000 for revealing the usernames and passwords of their online community members, and putting at risk their webmail (Gmail, Yahoo etc) accounts.

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Reflections on 3 days of graphic facilitation in Rossland, B.C, #rosviz

Michelle Laurie

Yahoo! Rosviz, our annual graphic facilitation workshop in Rossland, B.C. finished July 20 th however I am still buzzing as the ‘harvests’ of the 3 day ‘drawing on walls’ adventure keep rolling in!

e-mint: Valuable Resource for Online Community Professionals

Managing Communities

But, if you say “e-mint” to any of the members, the first thing that will come to mind is the Yahoo! e-mint is an association of online community professionals. Group, the mailing list that all of the nearly 1,000 members are a part of. The group was originally founded in 2000 by Rebecca Newton (longtime [.]. Resources

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How to make short videos with your mobile phone

Joitske Hulsebosch

Videoblogging yahoo group. Blogging questions and answers.I received a question some time ago about: Do you know of teaching materials about making short videos with your mobile phone?

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Webcomic xkcd Maps Out the World of Online Communities

Managing Communities

YouTube, Wikipedia and Yahoo! Back in 2007, popular webcomic xkcd published a map of online communities. At the time, MySpace reigned supreme. and Windows Live (the last two, combined, were dubbed “The Icy North&# ) were the next largest. Facebook, still growing and only a year or so open to the general public, held a nice [.].

News Updates (December 8, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Yahoo Email at $30. Yahoo will charge law enforcement agencies $30-$40 for getting access to a user's email account and messages. " The "Yahoo Compliance Guide for Law Enforcement," which has been posted online despite the Sunnyvale, Calif. Google Wave for Business.

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Results for Using Search Queries for Future Predictions are Mixed

Portals and KM

On the other hand, researchers at Yahoo analyzed search queries and found that such searches are not always the best way to spot a trend. The Yahoo researchers said that search data may be useful when a small improvement in prediction accuracy could have a big impact--for example, in the financial world. The MIT Technology Review recently reported on Future Gazing with Search Data in an interesting article by Katharine Gammon.

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Heretical Idea - Do Small Businesses Need A Web Site??

Charmed Particles

But if I search for it using local search, neither Yahoo nor Google registers the site. Now the business hasn't done anything to enhance or fill out its presence on Google or Yahoo (I've helped her fix that). I'll suggest that she'd be better off putting her money and energy into managing her presence on Google, Yahoo, Yelp, Citysearch, Yellowpages.com, Smartpages.com and on targeted sites that cover her topic area.

The Bank of Facebook

Alchemy of Change

In Delicious, we saw the widespread outrage users felt at having contributed so much time and energy into supporting the service, only to hear rumors that Yahoo was considering shutting it down (Yahoo has since reconsidered, and is now looking for a buyer). This morning I followed a link to an article on ZDNet, somewhat disingeniously titled “Zuckerberg says it’s time for Facebook to become a “Social Business.&#

Technology: automasites

Joitske Hulsebosch

Via the bytes for all yahoo group I found Automasites "It seems to be a very useful tool for civil society groups. They allow to created one's own website by filling a simple online form.

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Heretical Idea - Do You Need Your Own Web Site??

Charmed Particles

But if I search for it using local search, neither Yahoo Local.nor Google registers the existence of the site. I'll suggest that she'd be better off putting her money and energy into managing her presence on Google, Yahoo, Yelp, Citysearch, Yellowpages.com, Smartpages.com and on targeted sites that cover her topic area. I've been digging into what the contemporary Web means for small businesses a bit, and I've come to an interesting conclusion.

Zimbra Isn't Dead (Yet) - VMWare Releases Zimbra 7

Michael Sampson - Currents

Then came the September 2007 acquisition by Yahoo for $350 million, but that obviously didn't go too great because VMWare purchased Zimbra from Yahoo in January 2010. There was a time when the executives at Zimbra took all the right moves to get their message and product in front of prospective buyers. Financial terms were not disclosed, but my guess is that it was a fire sale. A year later, there is new Zimbra goodness out of the boys and girls at VMWare: " VMware.

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Aggregating And Correlating Facets Of Social Identities

Collaborative Thinking

Respondents were most likely to use search engines such as Yahoo! The summary from eMarketer ("Job Candidates Both Hurt and Helped by Social Networks"), is worth reading (click on the citation link below) - the full article has additional stats/charts.

News Updates (September 22, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Yahoo to Dump Zimbra. There are some reports that Yahoo may be trying to on-sell Zimbra. " A Yahoo! According to ATD, Yahoo! is also shopping personals and online classified-ad businesses, but it's the loss of Zimbra that would continue Yahoo!'s Zoho Discussions.

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Online Community Books – Amazon Bookshop on WordPress

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Yahoo!Answers By adding an Amazon Bookshop to WordPress I can earn a little money, recommend some cool books and look rather groovy. And it doesn’t cost me a thing but time! AND gives you a bunch of Online Community books you may enjoy… I’ve added an Online Communities Books bookshop to this here blog. You can see it – Online Community BookStore.

Malaysia: Social Media and Facebook numbers

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Nine of the Top 20 websites in Malaysia are social networking sites, and the top 6 sites are Yahoo!, There’s a great article in The Star (Malaysia) by David Gibson of Inter-Asia. Malaysian Internet users like Facebook, Myspace, and Friendster.

Online Community Unconference 2009 Wiki Open & Session Highlights

Online Community Strategy

Melissa Daniels of Yahoo! Cross-posted from the Online Community Report. One of the most exciting things about the Unconference format is the fact that there are so many sessions running simultaneously. This can also be on of the most frustrating, as it is impossible to be everywhere at once.

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News with Context: Silobreaker Search

Portals and KM

I did a search in the Network view of "Microsoft Yahoo" to see what I could glean about yesterday's announcement the Microsoft was making a bid for Yahoo! I'm afraid I won't get much work done today.

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Google Friend Connect now available for Drupal and Joomla

Collaborative Thinking

When a user joins a Friend Connect site, an account is created and automatically associated with his or her external account of choice (Google, Yahoo, or Twitter, for example).

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China's Enlightened Billionaire

Alchemy of Change

Twitter Digg Facebook Delicious StumbleUpon Google Bookmarks LinkedIn Yahoo Bookmarks Technorati Favorites Print article This entry was posted by Gideon Rosenblatt on November 12, 2010 at 9:50 am, and is filed under Good Companies , Mission.

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Specialized Search is a Next Big Move for Search

Portals and KM

I have been discussing specialized search a bit (for example, see: Will Yahoo's Changing Search Strategy Cause it to Pick Up Niche Services? ). Well, Yahoo is not the only mover in this direction. As reported by Venture beat , Google is planning to launch a music search service with music sites Lala and MySpace-owned iLike, according to multiple reports. Of course, Google offers other specialized search services such as blogs.

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How to Develop Robust Moderation Methodology

Community Guy

Yahoo Answers is extremely strong in this area. Yahoo already has experience with this type of concept through the YUI Library , for example.

10th Anniversary of the OnlineFacilitation Group

Nancy White

Subject: [of] Re: 10th Anniversary of OnlineFacilitation Yahoo Group Aug 12th - share your story. Subject: [of] 10th Anniversary of OnlineFacilitation Yahoo Group Aug 12th - Katrina Relief. Subject: Re: [of] 10th Anniversary of OnlineFacilitation Yahoo Group Aug 12th.

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Cloud Computing: Uh Oh, Now It’s Getting Serious

Green Chameleon

HP, Intel, and Yahoo! HP, Intel, and Yahoo! The beauty of cloud computing was that it was something you just did without having to think too hard about it. Now, apparently, some people are trying to think very hard about it. have just announced the creation of a “global, multi-data center, open source test bed for the advancement of cloud computing research and education.&#. What is the purpose of having a test bed?Â

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Son drowns while Mother Facebooks

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Yahoo News ). Such a sad story – 13 month old son dies while mother is playing Cafe World on the online community Facebook. GREELEY, Colo. – A northern Colorado woman who was playing a game on Facebook while her 13-month-old baby drowned in a bathtub was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison.

Twitter: @Anywhere announcement

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

When we’re ready to launch, initial participating sites will include Amazon, AdAge, Bing, Citysearch, Digg, eBay, The Huffington Post, Meebo, MSNBC.com, The New York Times, Salesforce.com, Yahoo!, Twitter just announced @anywhere platform – notice who is missing? Google!