Remember the Google
The tool still works, but Google isn't developing it anymore. It's one of many useful Googly tools that met their doom in the past year's belt-tightening efforts.
If you're addicted to Google Notebook, you're going to love what Yahoo!
The notepad will be on by default when you use Yahoo!'s search service. It will try to autodetect when you're doing research around a topic, and then start logging your favorite search results and Web clips under that heading. From there's, it's easy to send out links to Facebook or Twitter, or to Yahoo!'s own Del.icio.us bookmarking tool.
It's the "on by default" aspect that tells me that Yahoo! really wants this service to get some traction. "Default" is Microsoft's
If successful, this always-on helper should make Yahoo!'s search pages more sticky. It's an eyeball magnet for millions of college students on the prowl for digestible facts, nicely presented. Yahoo! may have a winner on its hands here, though I suspect that it'll take a few months before we see any results in search traffic shares or ad revenue.
Will Yahoo! succeed where Google swung-and-a-missed? I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments box below.
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