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An Open Letter to Yahoo!

Hello there! I hope that everyone and anyone who works for Yahoo! is fine and well. You guys do a great job and have built a wonderful search engine. However, as a user, I really hope you will not mind if I address some criticism your way, constructive in nature, of course.

I find myself wondering why I have Yahoo! as my homepage, yet I use Google for my searches. I’ll open up my browser, see the Yahoo! homepage, browse through the headline articles, and then go over to Google to search. For some reason, this has become my inclination.

I take enjoyment in the Trending Now section. Occasionally, something will catch my mind, and after a mere click, moments later, I’ll end up finding out something new—sometimes it will be a knowledgeable occurrence.

However, the thing that irked me, and ultimately created an urge for me to pen this letter, was the repetition of featured articles. I am your fan. I read your articles. Many do not. Often, in the comments, other users will express their disdain over some of the topics that are picked. Yahoo!, you are a big company. Surely enough, you have the ability in you to hire writers who can conjure articles that truly captivate attention and truly deliver. Your writers are great—their topics sometimes fail, and new, fresh content, is not readily available.

If I, as a daily user, have read a piece weeks ago, I shouldn’t have to read it again. I use the term “have” liberally. Guaranteed, no one is holding me down and forcing me to click on the hyperlink to the title, but nevertheless, the pull to ‘click’ on the link is no stranger of an experience.  I so want to find out more about the “Failed Attempts and Beauty” and the “Cringeworthy Beauty Looks to Avoid,” but just imagine my dismay when I realize that my click is of no use as I have already read that content before.

To the employees of Yahoo!, I assure you the my intent bears no stain of ill will. I truly write this because I want to see you prosper. As a consumer, and a user, for as long as I remember, my homepage has been Yahoo!. I am only 17, so I have a long ways to go. Hopefully, I could help. Thank you for even taking out the time to read my comments and feedback about this search engine. Sometimes a fresh response helps. I wish this to be true in this case as well. With great optimism, I wish I actually hear back from you. That would be, like, totally cool. And rad! 

Hey, if you happen to read this, please pass it around. It would be amazing if someone actually heard my voice and took a different perspective into consideration. 

Feel free to comment below and tell me your views! Thank You!

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Hello Beautiful People

Can I ask you all a ginormous favor?

My dad owns and appliance repair company and his communications department is trying to integrate social media to assist with interaction among customers. 

So if you can all be sweethearts and like the facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/pages/All-Appliance-Fix/375128999210247), I would really appreciate it. And to make it up to you, I promise I will try to make you laugh more often. 

The television set can be substituted with our computer screens…

Did it work?

Fine, I’ll try harder. 

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Thank you again though ❤

-Noor

Being Back

To Curious Eyes:  

It’s a stressful time. I am in the middle of my AP Exams. AP US History was on Friday. Considering that I had worked for the past two years of my life towards it, it feels surreal to be done with it.

Now I have AP Biology on Monday, and AP Government on Tuesday.

Back to studying..

-Noor

I am Perfect. Ha, if only.

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It’s Time.

To Curious Eyes:

My dad quit smoking recently. Whenever we would get into arguments, I’d always use that against him. You could say, in a way, it was my way of diverting. When I asked him what had made him finally quit, he said, “I don’t want to create my own weakness.” Not giving it much thought at the time, I just went about the evening.

But for some reason, as I sit here, with my A.P. Biology text book sitting by me, and my summer assignment still uncompleted, I can’t get his response out of my mind. Perhaps it is because I am tensed about my future. I am well aware that I have a brutal school year coming up, but I am not ready to face it. Sometime within the next 2 weeks, I have to complete two AP summer assignments, Summer Reading, and make a plan for the school year. Somehow.

Though this delay is not completely due to the evil of  procrastination (there was potential for moving across the country), I still find myself in the midst of an epiphany. Why do I so easily create my own hurdles? Though not all of my difficulties are my own fault, with some self reflection, I have come to the thought that it is imperative for me to bring some changes upon myself. The time for my mistakes to slide by is over. I have to take responsibility for myself, set my own deadlines, and make my own judgments. More importantly, I should be able to stick to my decisions.

These changes do not just happen over me, they take work. And perhaps I am simply saying this from the spur of the moment, but I think now’s the best time to begin.

-Noor

I am Perfect. Ha, if only.

Change

To Curious Eyes:

Yesterday, I wrote about change.

Is it weird that even though I do not like change, I like meeting new people and experiencing new places. I feel both of them don’t mesh that well, when you look at the extreme that I am talking about.

I like consistency, but I don’t regret having moved around as much as I have. I love the people I have met, and could not imagine my life otherwise. But I also can not imagine my life being different tomorrow than it is today. That scares me.

Maybe my thing is that I do not like change before it happens but after it does, I really appreciate it? Hmm, that might be it.

Ugh, I really hate headaches.

-Noor

I am Perfect. Ha, if only.

To Curious Eyes:

As I get ready to fall asleep tonight, there are many things on my mind. As I am growing, I am beginning to realize many things for myself. Perhaps this is all part of the “discovering yourself” that teenagers are supposed to go to, but right now I find my self with a strange feeling in my stomach.

This is going to sound extremely eerie, but I am actually nervous about the last day of schools. Finals are over, and that fact that summer is starting just hit me. My feelings right now solidify that I am not a fan of change or endings. I do not like the fact that I am probably never going to take those classes again, sit in the same desk, with the same people and the same teachers. I had a pretty memorable sophomore year. “Memorable” can go both ways though. Some of my experiences were amazing and that is largely due to a teacher that was extremely relatable to me. Other aspects make me wish I could rewind to this time last year. That being said, I really do love new beginnings as well.

Why does it have to be this way?

I can’t believe the fact that for the next 2 months or so, I won’t have to get up at an unsightly hour, although I may anyway. I want to utilize this summer in the best possible manner.

Summer’ 11, HERE WE GO.

-Noor

I am Perfect. Ha, if only.

 

30 May, 2011 17:16

Can one desire to be unique and still maintain the ability to have role models?