Monday, August 06, 2012

The History of Seaching on the Web

Here's a funny thought...History happens!
Initially, to find something on the web, we went to directories. There were many directories. The top ones might have been Yahoo, AOL, and DMOZ.  Then, Google came along with their concept of search. The directories started declining and search dominated with Google, Bing, and Yahoo being the big long-term players.  New trends that have emerged that may or may not turn out to be historical:
1.  Search for Videos. I've heard that Youtube is now the number two place for searches (after Google).
2. Social search. Ask your friends on FB or Twitter or ask on Google and get input from your friends' likes.
Will these overwhelm search as we know it?

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