Yahoo wins PC Mag Editor's Choice

Harry M. Kriz Harry_M_Kriz at
Fri Nov 21 10:11:56 EST 1997

The discussion of Yahoo as being so awful took me by surprise as I use it
as my starting point for any searching. I like the idea that human
intelligence has been applied to classifying and categorizing the sites
indexed by Yahoo. I don't do enough Web searching to have the kinds of
insights people have posted to this list about Yahoo.

PC Magazine, Vol. 16, No. 21, pp. 227-255 (December 2, 1997) reviews many
Internet search tools. Yahoo was the Editor's Choice for Internet
Directory, with HotBot being the Editor's Choice for a Search Index.

The review did rate Yahoo as the poorest service for eliminating dead
links. Yahoo was rated Excellent for simple queries and for eliminating


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