Mar 04 2006
Having recently played with Yahoo! Search, I realized that one thing was missing for me to use it daily: Google’s I’m Feeling Lucky function.
I don’t type URLs; I use Google’s I’m Feeling Lucky function for that. I don’t need to remember whether I need to type
http://www.whitehouse.gov/, I just type
white house and trust a search engine to know the answer better than I do and to take me there.
However, I did see some advantages to using Yahoo! Search. Yahoo! has a large number of services (TV schedule, movie reviews, weather service, etc.), and their search engine gives you access to those services in a well integrated way.
Something interesting that I discovered while doing Take Me There and working on a SOAP & Ajax validation tool for the W3C validators is that, using
XMLHttpRequest() to do an HTTP
Anyway, it’s there for people to play with: Take Me There!