30 Dec '13, 6am

I couldn't remember why ABC News' site still has " in the URL. Ahh it was infoseek. #GoodTimes

Before Google, before AltaVista, there was Yahoo. Despite all the changes in the search space over the years, Yahoo has remained one of the most popular search destinations on the web. Yahoo stood out from its early competitors by using humans to catalog the web, a directory system. Crawler-based results from its partners only kicked in if there were no human-powered matches. That actually made Yahoo more relevant than competitors for many years, until the Google-era ushered in crawler-based results that were both comprehensive and highly relevant. Yahoo caught up with that era in October 2002, when it dropped its human-powered results in preference to Google's results. The Yahoo Directory still exists and is leveraged by the company, but today's Yahoo is a far different creature than what it was for all those years before.

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