Yahoo! Totally You = Totally Screwed

Yahoo!  Totally You = Totally Screwed

While Yahoo! professes to care about "you" in their new multi million dollar marketing campaign, in actuality Yahoo!’s Flickr destroys user data.

Your sites, your mail, your friends, your whatever, yes totally.

…unless your site is on Yahoo’s flickr and then they can nuke it whenever they feel like it.

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15 comments on “Yahoo! Totally You = Totally Screwed
  1. Owen Byrne says:

    You’d be hard pressed to find a large american corporation that doesn’t use “Big Lie” as their marketing strategy:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Lie

  2. xxxevilgrinxxx says:

    After having Yahoo destroy groups, zap my emails, and yes, zap my Flickr account (right after paying money to go pro, just to add insult to injury) I have to say thanks for airing this problem. Yahoo runs roughshod over its users so often that I no longer trust the service, period.

  3. James Rhodes says:

    Andrew “Thomas Hawk” Peterson,

    You know I wrote you a lengthy letter to you to try and build a bridge of understanding between us. However yesterday I found out that you went friend by friend in my facebook and messaged my friends with the following :

    “I think we may have a mutual aquaintance in James Rhodes, unfortunately at least for me.http://thomashawk.com/2009/10/photographer-james-rhodes-thinks-its-ok-to-threaten-people-with-violence-on-the-internet.html I was trying to determine whether he is actually a violent person and whether or not this is the type of thing I should report to the police and was hoping you might be able to provide some insight.

    He claims to have stalked me at a recent event and almost mugged me and is targeting me on his website with a photograph of him and guns.http://www.ontherhodes.com/James_Rhodes_Photography/James_Rhodes_Photography.htmlObviously you might see why this would be disturbing and why I am trying to look into his stability. His facebook account said he worked with you so I’m trying to figure out if this is something to be worried about. ”

    Well yes Thomas, now you should be very worried, very worried indeed. Although its an absolutely hilarious thought and image of you taking that much time to go friend by friend and friend request them and send them that message, only to get absolutely no response, and a gain of 4 of my friends. Who by the way add just about anyone. I may have made threats but at least I never let any of this to consume my life as it has for you in the past week. Its an completely petty move on your part, and childish far beyond anything I have ever done in my life. However, with that said now I promise you I will continue my rein of terror on you for some time to come, at my convenience of course. Yes Thomas you have much to worry about from now on. If you are going to try and drag my name in the mud I am taking you with me.

    I have plans for you Thomas, many many plans…..

    Oh and P.S. you are a fucking moron if you think that was a picture of me. Jesus man you’ll believe just about anything someone writes or posts on the internet. What a gullible sack of shit you are Andrew.

  4. James Rhodes says:

    To add insult to injury Andy, without any effort whatsoever on my part. A fair number of people have messaged me in support of my current campaign of terror against you. They contest to what an insufferable prick you really are, and how hilarious they think this all is.

    You see Andy, I don’t care about what comes up on the google search. I really don’t because my photography is far better than your little snapshots of neon signs. It totally makes sense that your goal is to have a million photographs in your lifetime, and making up for lack of photographic skill with an absolutely pathetic artist statement. See for most of us we value quality over quantity, you haven’t seemed to have grasped this concept yet. Which is what makes your photography amateur at the very best.

  5. James Rhodes says:

    Oh and for the record that event I “stalked” you at was 6 fucking months ago !!! Not only are you petty but you are also a liar, who seems to think its ok to lie to the followers of your blog in order to get them to sympathize with your point of view.

  6. James Rhodes says:

    One question though, how on earth does anyone’s public profile indicated what friends I have and haven’t worked with ? I mean its an obvious lie since you messaged everyone of my friends with that message, but I’m curious how you came to that conclusion none the less…

  7. James Rhodes says:

    I challenge you to post any and all responses you got from my friends on this comment thread. I am curious to know. And with any commets, do please provide a name, as it will mean absolutely nothing if I can’t get that person in here to comment on the message they sent you.

  8. annoyed says:

    James – Why don’t you grow up a bit huh, it’s pretty obvious that you have problems man, just man up and live your own life.

  9. Thomas Hawk says:

    You know I wrote you a lengthy letter to you to try and build a bridge of understanding between us.

    James I never received that letter.

    However yesterday I found out that you went friend by friend in my facebook and messaged my friends with the following

    I didn’t message your friends friend by friend in Facebook. I messaged a single friend days ago when I think the conflict was a little fresher between us. And he messaged me first after I added him. Facebook indicated that you two worked together on your public page that anybody can access.

    Well yes Thomas, now you should be very worried, very worried indeed.

    James, on your website, you’ve said you’re in San Francisco and have been for the last three days or so. A suggestion. Come on out to the photowalk tonight. I’ll be there. You can RSVP here if you’d like. It shows the exact details of exactly where I’ll be. http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/4234916/ Or if you prefer you can just show up if you’d like.

    As I said before you can continue vandalizing my blog as long as you want. It accomplishes nothing. I’m not going to contact any more of your Facebook friends, I’m actually going to have very little to do with you going forward and that includes responding to you here on my blog.

    So leave your hundreds of comments, let this eat at you for the next 5 years if you’d like. You’re not going to get me to delete this blog. I’m largely done with this. Good luck to you wherever your travels and photography take you.

    You can continue your campaign James but I suspect that it won’t accomplish much. I’m sorry I emailed your one friend on Facebook. I was in a different state of mind then as you know. I did that before I thought more about things and wrote you my note on Wed. None of your friends are going to hear from me again.

    Oh and P.S. you are a fucking moron if you think that was a picture of me. Jesus man you’ll believe just about anything someone writes or posts on the internet. What a gullible sack of shit you are Andrew.

    Yes, I’m familiar with the image James. It’s been widely circulated on the internet for a number of years now. Of course it’s not you.

  10. James Rhodes says:

    Oh no Thomas, you and I will meet on my terms, at a time of my choosing

  11. Thomas Hawk says:

    Alright then James, sorry not to have you join us tonight. Good luck to you in all your life endeavors and may you find peace and joy in your life in the future. I hope your photography takes you great places in your life.

    Adios.

  12. James Rhodes says:

    As long as I am writing on your blog, you obviously have nothing to worry about. Its when I stop writing that you should start to worry. The longer the gap in my commenting on your blog, the more you should worry…

  13. Thomas Hawk says:

    James, I’m not going to respond to your comments on my blog anymore. In a few weeks re-read the note I sent you a few days ago here. It may make a little more sense then.

    You are angry right now, understandably. I was angry the other day. I’m much less angry now. Sometimes you see things differently in a different state of mind.

    If you want to communicate with me feel free to drop me an email. You’ve got my address, but if I don’t respond here on my blog to future posts, don’t take it personally.

    Adios James (for real this time). :)

  14. James Rhodes says:

    you’ve said that like 3 times now…. and if you really want to make a bridge to peace between us, delete the post about me, once I find there is no longer your blog post attached to my name on google, then we can talk peace, until then, consider me your troll forever.

  15. James Rhodes says:

    Its funny to me how you can excuse any actions you have taken against me as “being in a different state of mind ” yet you can’t make the connection when there are 20 or more of your fellow DMU’s hurling a constant barrage of insults at me, how I was just supposed to walk away. You were up against one person, me, I was up against your whole clique.

    Did you walk away Thomas ? Were you the bigger man ? No I think not, yet you excuse your actions with that phrase. While my actions are still “deplorable” in your eyes.

    Hypocrisy knows no bounds I guess…..