The term “Yahoo boys” was one which I recently came across on the internet. I had vaguely wondered “why Yahoo!?”. Why not Hotmail guys or My Space guys. Now I think I know why.
I have used Yahoo! mail for years and years. When other people considered Hotmail to be the best (free) web-mail service available, I was overwhelmed by the Spam. Seeing that all my old mails were wiped out all because I did not log in once in several months, I guess I made the right choice to stick to Yahoo!.
Anyway, while exploring the new Yahoo! website, I came across Yahoo 360, which is the equivalent of Msn spaces. Yahoo 360 is supposed to be a tool for posting pictures, keeping a blog etc.
Just for fun, I decided to search for Nigerian bloggers since I am having fun on Blogger and I thought the blogs would be similar on Y!360. Big error.
Mixture of pidgin and English from supposed graduates, most of whom are seeking ladies in the USA or Canada, “sexy” pictures from girls and guys.
It seems amazing the number of people on Y!360 whose dad or mum is "Nigeria" and the other parent is "USA", and they live in Nigeria due to the death of one parent or the other. Why would one need to put so much info in a three-line profile? One guy claims to be a pastor looking for missionaries to come to Nigeria, West Africa. Like there are not enough people in Nigeria who can and are doing missionary work. Of course there are a few authentic bloggers, but they are overwhelmed by the large numbers of .....Y! boys and girls.
Most of the authentic people do not have too much information about themselves (or their relationship to God) on their pages.
One page came up which was owned by a middle aged American. According to him, he just moved back to the states after 13 ½ years working in the oil industry in Nigeria. Here’s a quote taken from his page:
"A simple way to take measure of a country is to look at how many want in... and how many want to get out! Tony Blair"
Guess which country he was referring to with this quote.