These people sold their souls to Yahoo for a Marissa Mayer retweet

Some Twitter users are about to use Yahoo as their homepage, switch to Yahoo Mail, and stop making fun of the firm's derided new logo.

 

Kris Holt

IRL

Published Sep 19, 2013   Updated Jun 1, 2021, 6:05 am CDT

A bunch of people are about to use Yahoo as their homepage, switch to Yahoo Mail, and stop making fun of the firm’s derided new logo. Why? Because company CEO Marissa Mayer retweeted them.

Mayer shared their promises to switch to Yahoo services. Clicking a button on Twitter is a small price to pay to hook new or returning customers, so why not?

Among those who pledged allegiance to Yahoo’s purple flag are journalists, marketers, and IT consultants. Some even shared screenshotted evidence of them making the switch.

@maxdmyers thx! :)

— marissamayer (@marissamayer) September 19, 2013

@marissamayer and here’s the proof. I think I’m going to like it. :-) pic.twitter.com/x14BKYRM2j

— Max Myers (@maxdmyers) September 19, 2013

if @marissamayer retweets this i’ll make yahoo my home page

— Matt Lynley (@mattlynley) September 19, 2013

okay! here we go pic.twitter.com/8xXClsA6VR

— Matt Lynley (@mattlynley) September 19, 2013

@mattlynley: if @marissamayer retweets this i’ll make yahoo my home page” me too :) !!

— John Faber (@flavoflav2000) September 19, 2013

@marissamayer if you retweet me here, I’ll not only make @Yahoo my homepage, but I’ll send you my @WPCareySchool MKT303 analysis of Yahoo!

— Bennett Dwosh (@TheRealBdwosh) September 19, 2013

If @marissamayer retweets this I will make Yahoo’s homepage as my homepage.

— Mohd Saqib Khan (@saqibkhan1984) September 19, 2013

@mattlynley @marissamayer and I’ll switch to a Yahoo email address!

— Tony Wilson (@IndelibleData) September 19, 2013

If @marissamayer retweets this, I’ll make Yahoo my homepage.

— Dominique Soenens (@Dsoenens) September 19, 2013

If @marissamayer RT’s this, I’ll make a My Yahoo page and set it as my homepage.

— Aurélien Viers (@aviers) September 19, 2013

@mans5891 thanks! :)

— marissamayer (@marissamayer) September 19, 2013

@jbovenizer thanks :) – I hope it will grow on you!

— marissamayer (@marissamayer) September 19, 2013

@marissamayer Its officially awesome now. Love how the bevels create little Ys! :D

— John Bovenizer (@jbovenizer) September 19, 2013

H/T Andréa Lopez | Photo via novecentino/Flickr

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*First Published: Sep 19, 2013, 4:23 pm CDT