The Week in Review

Keeping Current with Search Engines, concluded
SearchDay, May 9, 2002
Part two of SearchDay's list of essential reading to keep up with the world of search engines and the information industry.

You Can Observe a Lot by Watching the Lycos 50
SearchDay, May 8, 2002
"Sultan of Search" Aaron Schatz says you can virtually predict future trends and fads months in advance by watching what people search for on Lycos.

Search Engine Intelligence from the Lycos 50
SearchDay, May 7, 2002
Search Engine Strategies keynote speaker Aaron Schatz entertained and enlightened attendees with the "trends of American culture" he observes as keeper of the Lycos 50 most popular search terms.

BBC Launches Google Powered Search Engine
SearchDay, May 6, 2002
Responding to UK searchers' frustration over search results geared toward American websites and advertisers, the BBC has launched a "family friendly" search engine powered by Google.

Elsewhere at

What's All the Talk About Blogging?
...and what's so sacrilegious about advertising on blogs, anyway?

The Fed's Top Hacker Speaks,,11953_1040041,00.html
Keith Rhodes, chief technologist with the U.S. General Accounting Office, makes his living breaking into government networks to find and eliminate security flaws.

SONICblue Forced to Spy on ReplayTV Users,2198,3531_1037631,00.html
As part of an ongoing lawsuit against the maker of digital video recorders, SONICblue is ordered by the courts to reveal customer viewing habits.

Spam Solution: Charge for Commercial Email
Marketers will soon pay for guaranteed delivery of spam-free commercial email. Until then, a carelessly worded message could land your company on blacklists.

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
BARBARA FREEDMAN: How much time online is too much?...
Nando Times May 10 2002 12:44PM GMT
Micorosoft licensing--the nuts and bolts...
Interactive Week May 10 2002 12:43PM GMT
Online portals news
Yahoo hits home on Net access service...
CNET May 10 2002 0:11AM GMT
Online search engines news
Whither Google and Yahoo? Irresponsible Speculation...
Research Buzz May 9 2002 11:55PM GMT
Online marketing news
Study: User Satisfaction Key to Viral Marketing...
Internet News May 9 2002 9:53PM GMT
Study: Web ads click with kids...
Interactive Week May 9 2002 7:20PM GMT
Online portals news
Terra Lycos cuts losses despite lower sales... May 9 2002 3:49AM GMT
Terra Lycos sizing up U.S. operations...
CNET May 8 2002 10:22PM GMT
Domain name news
Gorilla lovers beat chests in domain clash...
CNET May 8 2002 9:04PM GMT
Domain names to be auctioned...
USA Today May 8 2002 7:50PM GMT
Do you have the cash for a .pro domain?...
Interactive Week May 8 2002 7:20PM GMT
Online portals news
Terra Lycos reports 46 percent loss amid slump in online advertising...
AP via New Jersey Online May 8 2002 10:24AM GMT
Online marketing news targets spam with new software... May 8 2002 8:44AM 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.