News from Around the Web

First Monday is one of the first peer-reviewed journals on the Internet, solely devoted to the Internet. It's an excellent, very thoughtful publication that covers issues of importance to the Net community. The current issue features two articles that will probably interest SearchDay readers:

Can Navigational Assistance Improve Search Experience? A User Study
by Mazlita Mat-Hassan and Mark Levene

What Next for Internet Journals? Implications of the Trend Towards Paid Placement in Search Engines
by Robin Henshaw

First Monday Web Site
The First Monday server provides you with the current issue of First Monday, all back issues (starting with volume 1, number 1 published on the first Monday of May 1996), and author and title indices.

First Monday Table of Contents Service
First Monday appears as a monthly electronic mail posting from the First Monday LISTSERV. By registering for this free service, you receive each month a message describing the contents of each new issue, along with abstracts and hyperlinks to the articles.

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.

ICANN trying to decide who controls Internet...
Nando Times Sep 10 2001 12:12PM GMT
GoTo gambles with name change...
CNET Sep 10 2001 11:57AM GMT
Censors and Surfers Locked in a Battle Over Internet Access...
Los Angeles Times Sep 10 2001 7:26AM GMT
Pure Search, Plain and Simple - Web Search Tip of the Day...
About Web Search Sep 10 2001 6:45AM GMT
Ask Jeeves to Offer Four Ad Units...
AdweekInteractive Sep 10 2001 6:16AM GMT
Task Force Says .org Users Safe...
New York Times Sep 10 2001 5:08AM GMT
RealNames Launches New Keywords Services...
Web Host Industry Review Sep 10 2001 1:11AM GMT
Porn Publisher Says Typo Domains Just Part Of The Web Game... Sep 9 2001 5:06PM GMT
The Golden Age of Ballooning Search Engines...
Research Buzz Sep 8 2001 8:17AM GMT
Founders resignation could spell domain name chaos... Sep 7 2001 6:44PM GMT
W3C recommends new graphics language... Sep 7 2001 12:13PM 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.