The Week in Review

Nov. 22 - Thanksgiving Holiday

Twelve Cool Sites and Tools for Searchers
SearchDay, Nov. 21, 2001
Create your own web image database, search for streaming multimedia, automatically track changes to your favorite web pages -- check out the dozen sites and tools covered in this roundup.

Search Engine Glossaries
SearchDay, Nov. 20, 2001
Baffled by Boolean? Confused about cloaking? Stumped by stemming? What you need is a good search engine glossary.

An "X-Ray" Toolbar for Web Surfers
SearchDay, Nov. 19, 2001
The Alexa Toolbar aggregates all kinds of useful information about the site you're currently viewing, from contact info to related sites and categories, available with a simple click of a link.

Elsewhere at

Yahoo Is Now All About "Focus",2198,3531_924411,00.html
For the first time since he took the reigns at the Internet media company, CEO Terry Semel and a host of Yahooligans! outline the company's long-term strategy in a daylong presentation.

Opera 6 for Windows Beta
With the beta release of Opera 6 for Windows, one thing is clear: the fat lady ain't singing, and if technological achievement is enough, then Opera should have a serious chance at grabbing some market share from Internet Explorer and Netscape.

Search Engine Optimization for Everyone
A well-optimized site isn't only search engine friendly, it's user friendly, too. Strategic design and navigation will open your site to people with disabilities and users of mobile devices -- potentially attracting thousands of new visitors.

Identity And Self
In an Everyone But Microsoft move, Sun and 32 other companies this fall created The Liberty Alliance. The Alliance is trying to provide an alternative to Microsoft Passport, an insidious plan to make Microsoft the keeper of the information that defines us as individuals on the Internet.

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.

How Yahoo Will Make You Pay... Nov 23 2001 2:37PM GMT
US shuts down Somalia internet...
BBC Nov 23 2001 1:22PM GMT
Online News Users Have to Pay...
Online Journalism Review Nov 23 2001 7:46AM GMT
Pope sends first email apology...
BBC Nov 23 2001 7:40AM GMT
Materials Database and Search Engine Covers Over 20,000 Items...
Research Buzz Nov 22 2001 11:50PM GMT
A simple thanks to mother of all search engines...
Chicago Tribune Nov 22 2001 2:40PM GMT
Google to charge for premium searches?... Nov 22 2001 11:14AM GMT
Buying dead domain name may be cheap, but risky... Nov 21 2001 2:07PM GMT
Germanys Largest Home-Grown Index Portal Resizes...
Content-Wire Nov 21 2001 1:50PM GMT
News Aggregation Tool Launches...
Content-Wire Nov 21 2001 1:50PM GMT
LARRY BLASKO: A look at Netscape 6.2...
Nando Times Nov 21 2001 1:39PM GMT
China closes 17,000 Internet cafes...
CNN Europe Nov 21 2001 1:39PM GMT
A new Net ad model...
Crains ChicagoBusiness Nov 20 2001 4:06PM 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.