You didn’t think I would let Halloween pass without showing off some of our favorite costumed Liams did you? My favorite is Rappin’ Liam, but since Dracula is a more famous character I thought I would give Count Liam the top position.
Hope all of you out there have a happy and safe Halloween!
Ahoy mateys! Thar be a phenomenon that be takin’ the world by storm today. Lest ye hadn’t heard, but today be International Talk Like Pirate Day, an’ far be it from me t’ withold one o’ the best costumed Liam’s we be havin’.
If ye haven’t heard, this new “holiday” be pickin’ up steam o’er the last few moons.
The founders conceived o’ it after a painful racquetball game in 1995 prompted some seafarin’-esque exclamations (ARRRRR!!!).
Ye can learn all about it on their official site.
But alas…Liam may be a quiet swabbie, but he does know a thin’ or two about dressin’ up. So on behalf of that scalleywag, an’ the rest o’ the Yahoo! Mail Team, I’d like t’ wish all ye bilge rats a great tide!
Believe it or not this was a total coincidence. Shorty after I posted about having seen the Where the Hell is Matt? video (and thus requesting your photo submissions showcasing where you use Yahoo! Mail) we were informed by the Yodel editor that Matt was going to make a speaking appearance at our main campus.
What many on campus DIDN’T know was that when he wasn’t spending that hour speaking he was actually being dragged all over campus to shoot scenes with various Yahoos. If you look really closely at the Mail team clip (0:55, pause if you need to) you will see a contemplative Liam in the center, with Matt just to the left and me wearing a hat just a little further to the left. If you look closely you can also see Mark, the anti-spam Czar.
The video is over on Yodel, so be sure to check it out!
- Posted April 30th, 2008 at 11:44 am by HuongT
- Categories: All-New Mail, Classic Mail, General, New Stuff
Welcome to the Yahoo! Mail Blog. If you are reading this post now there is a reasonable chance that this is your first visit to this blog, so please do take a look around, bookmark it, and come back often for news about Yahoo! Mail!
If you are like me, you first noticed the charming, yet goofy, ambassador for Yahoo! Mail almost two years ago, bouncing and pogo-ing around the beta version of what is now the All-New Yahoo! Mail. Of course, back then I was in the same non-employee boat that most of you are right now. But times have changed and I find myself with the unique opportunity to not only get the skinny on our bespectacled friend, but share that skinny with those folks who don’t have the same insider access that I do.
It all began back in 1973. Born to a rocket-scientist mother and mailman father, Liam began perfecting the Chaplin-esque pratfalls we’ve come to love while establishing himself as the class clown of his elementary school. During his teen years he tried his hand at commercials, as well as music, but ultimately found his place working with his father at the post office.
It wasn’t long though before he had an epiphany. Liam wanted to be a part of the latest evolution of mail…email. As luck would have it, his mom had friends at RocketMail (the email engine that would become the foundation for Yahoo! Mail), and got him a job in the Yahoo! email room. As the product of a rocket-scientist and a mailman, Liam was perfectly suited to advancing communication technology, and emerged as the perfect advocate for Yahoo! Mail.
Though he has found great success in his role with the Yahoo! Mail team, all is not bliss for Liam outside of work…which is where you come in. Soon many of you will have an opportunity to help Liam find similar happiness outside of his job.
Be on the lookout for Liam on the front page of Classic Mail, as well as the Home tab of the All-New Mail. He’ll be mixed in where you probably noticed all of those security themed tips for Yahoo! Security Month. You’ll be able to feed him, exercise him, and try your hand at keeping Liam happy … but you’ll only get the chance for a limited time!
I guess it turns out that Field of Dreams wasn’t entirely on point with the whole “build it … they will come” stuff. Blog stats over the last week have given me a strong indication that the movie should have added “and provide a link” to the famous phrase. That being the case, we are in fact seeing a lot of new visitors to the blog, so I’m going to take another opportunity to ask you to bookmark, subscribe, make this your homepage, or if you want to be really nice … just never leave.
This is VERY important for you folks who check that box, during sign-in, that keeps you signed in for two weeks. If you are signed in for two weeks, that means you probably won’t be seeing that sign-in page for two weeks. And since the link is pretty much only on that page (fear not, I’m working on that!) you need to make sure you know how to get back here. Rest assured, there are also links in the “other blogs” areas on other Yahoo! blogs, but why not just save yourself some trouble and jump on board while you are here? You’ll be glad you did.
Repeated apologies to those experienced readers who have already seen this stuff, but fear not I will try to find you guys some breaking news next week. On that note I’m going to leverage some content from my post last week…
Whether you are looking for the:
- latest news about Yahoo! Mail,
- tips from users, or from Yahoo! staff,
- links to the latest tutorials,
- screencast demonstrations,
- a peek behind the scenes here at Yahoo!,
… or what have you, this is where you can go to find it. You can also subscribe to the RSS Feed, or even better you can add it to MyYahoo by clicking and you can see updates there! I look forward to seeing you back here in the future.