Try a search for "jeremy zawodny!".

Neat, huh?

It's one of the new feature: search shortcuts (more detail).

Here's another example. Try a search for "mail!".

Now, if you're bored, see what other stuff is lurking in there. Just try adding an exclamation point to the end of your queries.

Update: someone has been busy looking for more of 'em.

Posted by jzawodn at April 07, 2003 07:39 PM

Reader Comments
# Derek said:

I'm confused. I saw the "!" shortcut for things like mail/personals/weather/etc., but I'm not sure how it's working with relation to your name. I thought, at first, that it might simply be saying "send me to the first entry", but "derek balling!" didn't yield similar results.

And I know you're not part of the "Yahoo navigation", so I'm curious how you rate.

on April 7, 2003 08:07 PM
# wil said:

ugh! give me the option. :(

When I clicked on that link I was dissapointed to be taken there straight away -- I would have been impressed if I was taken to a Yahoo search results page with the option of jumping straight through to yours.

Or am I missing the point here?

I like to be in control of my browsing.

on April 8, 2003 02:25 AM
# Gerald said:

First I thought like Derek that this would give me the first search entry, just like googles "i'm feeling lucky"-button, but now it's clear what's the easter egg. Jeremy, have you been involved in this project? And the link would have been more impressive if you had implemented a proper search form with the search term preset.

on April 8, 2003 04:13 AM
# Joe Grossberg said:

I wonder what's the going price for the "sex!" shortcut.

on April 8, 2003 09:56 AM
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