Yahoo Voices is Closing Down
I just got an email from Yahoo saying that it will close down its content site, Yahoo Voices, at the end of July. This is saddening. I have been with them since 2008, and it will be weird not to have them around. It was actually a site called Associated Content when I first joined, but it was purchased by Yahoo not long after (within a year or two, I think). The pay wasn't spectacular, although if you published more, the rate improved, which I think is a cool concept that Persona Paper could use to encourage more participation and reward the more productive members.
Yahoo Voices has been having some pretty serious glitches, lately, and there has been much discussion in the member forum about that, especially because we hadn't been told much. One woman commented that Yahoo has a history of purchasing a promising property (like Associated Content), and then neglecting it and eventually closing it down. In Yahoo's defense, they have had AC for quite a while, and I don't think they neglected us until very recently, which is probably after the decision to close the site had already been made.
Fortunately for those of us who have published on Yahoo, all rights to our content revert to us, so we are free to submit elsewhere. Over the years, I have had some highly popular articles on that site (one of my articles has over 180,000 page views), and since it would no longer be duplicate content, I could certainly see posting that successful content right here so that Persona Paper can get the views!
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