FAIL: Steven Sande Knows Little About Yahoo!

It’s articles like Steven Sande‘s “Yahoo! Mail for iPad and iPhone contains tasty HTML5 goodness” that really makes me not want to read TUAW.

Either Stephen really loves Gmail or he’s an idiot for starting his article with the drivel, “While Yahoo! Mail isn’t as wildly popular as, say, Gmail, there are still a lot of people who have Yahoo! Mail accounts.”

Rightfully, commenters noted the huge mistake or, in my opinion, obvious bias. The commenters were tame.

Steven, do some basic research.

According to Hitwise, Yahoo Mail ranked #4 in visits for all websites (3.57%) for the week ending August 14, 2010. Gmail was #11 (0.88%)–roughly 4x–during the same period.

There Steven, I did your research for you. At least you didn’t say that Yahoo News isn’t as popular as Google News. Then you wouldn’t be as wrong. By the way, Yahoo News ranked #15 (0.40%) by Hitwise’s earlier statistics. Google News isn’t in the Top 20.

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