The Week in Review

Happy Birthday, Dogpile!
SearchDay, Jan. 2, 2003
Dogpile, the meta search engine with the goofy name, opened its virtual door just after Christmas in 1996.

Jan. 1, 2003 New Year's Holiday

Searching for New Year Cheer
SearchDay, Dec. 31, 2002
Looking for that perfect bottle of bubbly to help ring in the new year? These databases help you make sense of the complex world of wine and champagne.

The Top Searches of 2002
SearchDay, Dec. 30, 2002
Google, Lycos and other major search engines have posted details of the most popular search queries for 2002.

Elsewhere at

Online Content: The 2002 Report
An advance look at a 2002 online content report card. Attitudes, expenditures... and expectations.

The Web Continues to Spread,,5911_1556641,00.html
Internet usage has shifted from routine to essential, according to findings that demonstrate increased reliance on the medium worldwide.

Yahoo Gets A 'Beautiful System'
The portal giant's acquisition of Inktomi shows its commitment to the search business, while opening it up to compete head-on with now-partner Google.

Echo and the Money Men; or Misinformation in the Information Economy
When a herd mentality takes hold, it's time to set yourself apart.

Search Headlines

NOTE: Article links often change. In case of a bad link, use the publication's search facility, which most have, and search for the headline.

Tech latest
Do-gooders will wreck the Internet...
ZDNet Jan 3 2003 1:40PM GMT
Top internet stories
Buying Online? Be Froogle...
Time Jan 3 2003 8:46AM GMT
Online search engines news
Better than Google...
Poynter Institute Jan 3 2003 7:22AM GMT
Domain name news
Domain name firms go head-to-head in legal battle... Jan 2 2003 4:40PM GMT
XML and metadata news
'Why I turned Pepys' diary into a weblog'...
BBC Jan 2 2003 12:26PM GMT
Online marketing news
New Strategy in the War on Spammers...
New York Times Jan 2 2003 6:45AM GMT
Online search engines news
Google Googling an IPO?...
Research Buzz Jan 1 2003 9:49PM GMT
Gary Price Figures Out AlltheWeb's Filetype Syntax...
Research Buzz Jan 1 2003 9:49PM GMT
Domain name news
Review of the Year: Domain name sellers...
Personal Computer World Jan 1 2003 9:12PM GMT
Online portals news
Hotmail, Yahoo Erect Roadblocks For Spam...
PC Magazine Jan 1 2003 6:07AM GMT
Domain name news
'.biz' domain settles class-action suit...
MSNBC Dec 31 2002 10:05PM GMT
Top internet stories
Happy Birthday, Dear Internet...
Wired News Dec 31 2002 11:08AM GMT
Online search engines news
Google tops best websites list...
BBC Dec 31 2002 9:14AM GMT
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About the author

Chris Sherman is a frequent contributor to several information industry journals. He's written several books, including The McGraw-Hill CD ROM Handbook and The Invisible Web: Uncovering Information Sources Search Engines Can't See, co-authored with Gary Price. Chris has written about search and search engines since 1994, when he developed online searching tutorials for several clients. From 1998 to 2001, he was's Web Search Guide.