I bet you didn’t know there was such a thing as search engine optimization (seo) humor. Surprise! There is.
Yesterday, Steve Rubel said he was going to stop using Yahoo, because a senior executive there claimed Yahoo was content being number two in search, behind Google. Rubel only searches with winners.
sem | antics picked up on this Rubelian revelation, and then delivered these nuggets to the bloatosphere:
Sunnyvale, CA — In a surprise move today, search giant and internet information portal Yahoo! restated its business goals for 2006. The company’s new prime directive?
Bring back Steve Rubel.
In further fallout, CFO/EVP Susan Decker, whose original quote appeared in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, has been bridled as well. While no formal demotion is evident, reports from Sunnyvale indicate that in future interviews, Decker will be limited to answers of 70 characters or less.