September 11, 2003

Google Copycat

Interesting. It seems that Google is testing Related Searches on their site. That's so nice of them, copying something we launched on Yahoo Search about 6 months ago.

Of course, I'm biased. I wrote the first production version of the system that built the lists of related terms, fine tuned it, and whatnot. It was a pain in the ass for various reasons, but hey, it was innovative, right? :-)

Wow, and all this time later, the Search Easter Egg still lives.

Oh, another interesting tidbit. In roughly 6 months, the core code has gone from Perl to Java and is now C++. Heh.

Posted by jzawodn at 08:45 PM