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Yahoo! Messenger Power User or “Again…”

Posted by Justin Johnson on Friday, July 4th, 2008

Facts:

In “Yahoo! Power Mailer or Prosperity Through Being Spammed“, I remarked on how I was a Yahoo! Power Mailer.

Now, apparently, I am also a “Yahoo! Messenger Power User”. It comes with the same token things, priority support, more input, and a special icon displayed next to your name on Yahoo! Messenger buddy lists.

According to the Yahoo! Messenger help pages, that means I am in the top 5% of Yahoo! Messenger users.

Opinions:

Is this Yahoo!’s way of drumming up support in view of its steadily declining popularlity? Are they trying to buy the users with token items?

I’ll admit that having a distinctive icon (I chose the badge) next to my name appear on Yahoo! Messenger buddy lists is quite nice, and a good bragging point (*polishes*)… but, what does it really matter?

I will admit, that I do IM a considerable amount… but I definitely didn’t think I was in the top 5% of Yahoo! Messenger users. And I will say that, given the IMvironments, its sleek interface, and how it isn’t that bad of a memory hog, I am partial to Yahoo! as a messenger.

Final Words:

I think Yahoo! should give stock in its company to Power Users. We use it, we make you your money, give some back!

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One Response to “Yahoo! Messenger Power User or “Again…””

  1. this sux big wang.. a couple of my daily IM friends got this feature but I didn’t .. just another thing for people to bicker over.. this just pisses me off really. yahoo can bite the dust for all i care.. too many server interruptions during voice conferences anyhow.

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