Weekly WTH: May 8, 2007

Welcome to the Weekly What The Heck. Today we have some WTHs about Digg, and one about MySpace (bleh!).

Microsoft Tries to Buy Yahoo for $50 Billion: Luckily, Yahoo declined. The last thing we need is a huge “MicroYahoo” taking over the web.

Microsoft Patents the Unix/Linux command “Sudo”: Okay, that idea has been used in *nix OSes for a looong time, and the idea has been implemented in the Mac OS since 2001. How can Microshaft get away with that?

New Laws Make It a Big Pain to Sell CDs: They take your fingerprints and record a ton of info about you…and you can’t sell a CD if you’ve had it for less than 30 days. WTH? What’s next? A photo-ID requirement to buy fries at McDonalds?

MySpace Buys Photobucket: Hang on a minute. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! Okay, now what was I saying? Oh yes, is Photobucket insane? Sure they get several million, but they sold out to MySpace. WTH? MySpace is the number one contender for the Redwall_hp Most Irritating Website Award. Most of Photobucket’s users don’t do MySpace anyway? Do you honestly think they’ll continue using Photobucket if they have to become a MySpace user?


 

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