This is odd. Search Engine Lowdown is reporting on a posting at ResourceShelf that briefly describes Yahoo Search's "refinements" or "suggestions."

The odd thing is that this isn't new at all. I know because I worked on the original version about a year ago (and then Google copied it). At the time we called it "related search" and probably still do.

That project was a lot of fun, too. :-)

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Posted by jzawodn at June 25, 2004 05:04 PM

Reader Comments
# jr said:

Didn't Google invent the internet?

on June 25, 2004 09:27 PM
# karim said:

Just for kicking 'em i typed "gmail" in the thier search form, Yahoo answered : "Did you mean mail?"
How I wish if I could answer!
-- no, mister Yahoo, I really wanted to say Gmail ;-)

on June 29, 2004 03:09 AM
# Chris Toon said:

Copying and nonsense of search system is is not new...

on June 29, 2004 07:11 AM
# John said:

Mr. jr, Google has made attempt, but it has not gone right.

on June 29, 2004 07:16 AM
# topgun said:

In my post here:

I explore the reasons why related searches are one of the 3 possible ways to solve the user context problem.

I look forward to your comments on my post at my blog


on June 30, 2004 11:00 PM
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