Fw: Announcing the Shut Down of Yahoo Groups


looks like it is fini for Yahoo Groups.  

I must admit I am puzzled.  They got rid of most of the storage costs.
Therefore fairly low level costs of running the site.
You have a captive audience in the Groups still functioning.   So lots of folks to target advertising to.

Why close it down?


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From: Yahoo <info@...>
To: "curranjohng@..." <curranjohng@...>
Sent: Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 09:57:33 AM MST
Subject: Announcing the Shut Down of Yahoo Groups

Dear Yahoo Group Moderators and Members,

We launched Yahoo Groups 20 years ago to connect people around their shared interests. We helped our users navigate new towns, keep in touch with college friends, learn new skills, and most importantly, build connections they may have lost or never had in the first place. While we could not have been more proud of what we accomplished together, we are reaching out today with heavy hearts to let you know that we have decided to shut down Yahoo Groups on December 15, 2020.

Yahoo Groups has seen a steady decline in usage over the last several years. Over that same period we’ve witnessed unprecedented levels of engagement across our properties as customers seek out premium, trustworthy content. To that end, we must sometimes make difficult decisions regarding products that no longer fit our long-term strategy as we hone our focus on other areas of the business.

Beginning December 15, 2020 the Yahoo Groups website will shut down and members will no longer be able to send or receive emails from Yahoo Groups. We’ve compiled a comprehensive FAQ here that includes alternative providers and information on how this will impact your group content.

Thank you for helping us build one of the earliest digital communities — we’re proud and honored to have forged countless connections over the last 20 years and played a small part in helping build your communities.

The Yahoo Groups team
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