Happy 19th birthday Yahoo!
Kids these days don't know how good they have it. In my day, we had CRT monitors that were round and lifting them caused severe back pain. We didn't have wireless internet and broadband; no, we had dialup internet and our moms yelled at us for tying up the phone line. Don't get me started on search engines; we didn't have your fancy Googles or Yahoos.
Believe it or not, even though Yahoo still feels like a "new" company to some, it is celebrating its 19th birthday today. In other words, if Yahoo was a person, it would be old enough to drive but not old enough to drink a beer.
David Filo, co-founder of Yahoo says, "it's been an amazing 19 years, and I'm so incredibly proud of what Yahoo is today. Whether you're searching the web, sending email, checking the weather, sharing photos, watching videos, getting sports scores, tumbling, checking stocks or reading the news, we strive to make your daily habits inspiring and entertaining. Thank you for inspiring us and coming to Yahoo everyday".
Sadly, Yahoo is not the company it once was. As a search engine, it falls behind both Google and Bing. Plus, some in the tech industry have serious doubts about Yahoo's commitment to security. However, the service is still very popular for things like fantasy football. Hopefully under Marissa Mayer's watch, the company can survive 19 more years.
Do you still use Yahoo? Tell me in the comments.