So it has been over a week and I am still seeing news and “controversy” about Yahoo's CEO Marissa Mayer banning telecommuting. While I think that she has the right to do whatever is needed to run Yahoo, in my opinion when you have good employees it doesn’t matter where they work, at home or in the office. In addition, as a working mother, the need to stay home and care for my son when he is sick or has appointments is very important to me.
But that is not what I find most interesting about Yahoo being in the news this week. What stands out to me is the question: “does Yahoo being in the news even have an impact on Yahoo?” When I had the thought for this blog and I started doing research I didn’t go to Yahoo, I used Google. I used Google to research Yahoo and in fact I haven’t used Yahoo in…. well who knows how long. But when did Google become the verb (a blog for another day perhaps)?
Recently while we were driving home, my son Aiden was asking me about the number "Googol" (which I do not ever remember learning in school--shhh) and I tell Aiden that we will Google it to get more information. To which he replies "So we will use Google to Google a Googol?" Yes- that is correct. We won’t use Yahoo or Bing we will use Google (and if you want more information on a Googol you can click here)!
So my question to you is: “has this recent news about Yahoo enticed you to ’try’ Yahoo again or is it just what everyone is saying – ‘water-cooler’ conversation?”