Tag Archives: Web search engine

The Lost World of Yahoo

By | November 20, 2008

This piece was written for a commentary on the BBC World Service Business Daily about Jerry Yang’s decision to resign as CEO. Back in the early days of the World Wide Web there was really only one name. Yahoo. You could tell it was big because it was what you’d type in your browser to see if your… Read More »

links for 2008-09-24

By | September 25, 2008

Aaron Koblin – Work some very cool visualisations of data–and surprising sources, including 8000 people drawing sheep for two cents on Mechanical Turk. Go figure (tags: web visualization interaction inspiration dataviz map) Yahoo! Glue – Web Search interesting multiple search and virtual page creation tool from Yahoo–but available only via the Indian domain, apparently (tags: yahoo tools search… Read More »

Google Killer? A Clip Around the Ears, Maybe

By | May 12, 2008

There’s a new search engine out there, according to the Guardian, and it sort of tries to figure out what you’re looking for. Which is good. Google searches are great so long as they’re simple. But is Powerset up to snuff? Here are some searches I did (betraying my interests): Pretty good stuff. And how about me? Even… Read More »

Ring Tones, Drugs and the Spamming of Google News

By | June 30, 2006

This week in the WSJ.com (subscription only, I’m afraid) I wrote about web spam — the growing penetration of faux websites that ride up the search engines and muddy the Internet for all of us. I based it around the recent case of subdomain spam, well documented by the likes of blogs like Monetize. Briefly websites controlled by… Read More »

A Directory Of Podcast Directories

By | June 23, 2005

To accompany my column this week on podcasting (which will appear here when it’s out; subscription only I’m afraid), here’s a directory of podcast directories (and search engines), in no particular order: iPodder Podcast Alley iPodderX PodNova Podcast.net Podcast Central Blast Podcast Potkast The Podcast Network PodcastHost Directory PodTower.com PublicRadioFan.com Podcast Directory Podcast Pickle Podcasting News directory PodCasterWorld… Read More »