The Week in Review

Searching for News - Beyond the Headlines
SearchDay, Oct. 18, 2001
Eight essential sites offering commentary, analysis and alternative points of view to help you make sense of the chaos taking place in the world today.

Power Tools for News Junkies
SearchDay, Oct. 17, 2001
Customize your online news with these nifty tools that aggregate snippets of news from all over the web into a single unified access point.

News Portals and Search Engines
SearchDay, Oct. 16, 2001
Using a search engine to find news is like using the encyclopedia to look up a phone number -- not too smart. Specialized news search sites are the best tool for the job.

Searching for News
SearchDay, Oct. 15, 2001
Web resources that provide breaking news, including newswire and headline aggregators, email alerting services, and desktop news tickers.

Elsewhere at INT Media

The World's Online Populations,,5911_151151,00.html
CyberAtlas has updated its list of the world's online populations, which now includes more than 50 nations around the globe.

Intel and Stanford Using P2P To Fight Alzheimer's,2198,3531_905611,00.html
Program and Web site allow computer users to download "screensavers" that create a virtual network of computers donating unused computing cycles to scientific research.

The (Domain) Name Game
Domain names are more important than many people realize. The investment of time, a reasonable amount of money, and a great amount of thought can provide a company with excellent branding and a leg up on the competition.

New Standard Worth Its Weight In SALT,2198,3531_903781,00.html
A coalition of six companies joins to accelerate widespread adoption of a new standard it says will make accessing the Web through voice commands possible from several different appliances.

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.

Blacklisted Groups Visible on Web...
Wired News Oct 19 2001 12:03PM GMT
Autonomy signs up with Consignia... Oct 19 2001 11:39AM GMT
Overture Makes Graceful Exit from Search Engine Business...
Traffick Oct 19 2001 8:49AM GMT
New .museum Internet Domain Launch Set for Nov... Oct 19 2001 8:22AM GMT
The Next Browser War...
Business 2.0 Oct 19 2001 7:43AM GMT
Is There a Secret Keyphrase Placement Strategy When Writing Copy for the Search Engines?...
Rank Write Oct 18 2001 8:48PM GMT
Using Header Tags to Boost Search Engine Rankings...
Rank Write Oct 18 2001 8:48PM GMT
IBM patents Web page template tool...
The Register Oct 18 2001 6:27PM GMT
For Sallie Mae, a TrueCareers Path: Lender Launches Online Database of College Graduates...
Washington Post Oct 18 2001 3:15PM GMT
BBC News Online blocked at Apec...
BBC Oct 18 2001 12:45PM GMT
Highlights of Ixquick Metasearch - Web Search Tip of the Day...
About Web Search Oct 18 2001 12:45PM GMT
Patents, Royalties, and the Future of the Web...
XML Oct 18 2001 11:57AM 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.