29 Dec '13, 12pm

@dannysullivan Saw your piece "Smart browsers ease searching" from 1998. Do you think they have gotten smarter since?

From The Search Engine Report July 1, 1998 Netscape is promising that the next version of its browser will be bright enough to help users find what they are looking for. "Smart Browsing" will be available in the beta version of Communicator 4.5, to be released sometime in July. "The idea behind Smart Browsing is that we are trying to add intelligence to the browsing process" Micki Seibel, Netscape Communicator's Senior Product Manager. One of the best things about the announcement is that it gives a name to features that already exist in both Netscape and Internet Explorer, which will raise awareness of these helpful options. Netscape's Smart Browsing will initially contain three core components: Internet Keywords, What's Related and NetWatch. The first is a search feature; the second a site discovery tool, and the third is a filtering mechanism. With Internet Keywords, yo...

Full article: http://searchenginewatch.com/article/2066139/Smart-Browse...

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