Yahoo Groups Two recent posts

Yahoo Groups
Two recent posts about Yahoo Groups on different weblogs. First up is John Robb who is complaining about the slow performance of Yahoo Groups lately. Second is Evan Williams talking about the disappearance of the ad-free feature of Yahoo Groups.
Some fun facts for you about Yahoo Groups. The service sends out over 3 billion emails/month now to over 37 million users. Groups traffic accounts for one third of all Yahoo bandwidth. Last I heard, Groups archives totaled over 12 terabytes of storage. There are only about four engineers working on Groups. Two of those engineers, Scott and Ethan, were the first two guys I hired when I started ONElist. Best engineers I’ve ever worked with, but they can only do so much.

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