Yahoo Groups, like much of Yahoo, are a relic of a previous internet age. Although they aren’t widely used now, groups once served as a watering hole for discussion on wonderfully niche interests, such as TV show fan communities and extremely geeky computing topics — almost like Reddit does now. Looking through the directory today, you can still find groups with thousands of members, and some groups have been active as recently as this year.
Sadly, it seems that almost all of that internet history is going to be erased. In a support document, Yahoo says that effective December 14th, it will be deleting all content that has been posted to Yahoo Groups. And it’s going to largely shut down the service even sooner, as you won’t be able to upload new content to your groups starting this Monday, October 21st.
So files, photos, polls, calendars, conversations, etc will disappear. Yes, there is still Google Groups (for now) but we've seen Google themselves killing off numerous services (like all my beautiful blog entries on Google+ about my honeymoon). Point is we as consumers really have to realise that these digital memories are likely, not going to be there in 10 or 20 or 30 years still. YouTube, Google Photos, Flickr, MS Office 365, and all the rest are not here forever. If you have valuable memories make copies to old fashioned paper if you want them to be around in 100 or 200 years time.
#yahoo Yahoo will delete all Yahoo Groups content on December 14th
It seems like the beginning of the end