The history of the internet

The team behind IE8 released this video last week to go with the launch of Internet Explorer 8, worth a look.

Bonus link – Lifehacker posted about the “surprising” search tools in IE8, making the web searching/surfing experience quite a bit easier.

Enhancing search

Just installed WebMynd Firefox extension today, based on the post about it on digital inspiration. I like what it does, when I search now I get some additional search results from other services right there next to the main results – like this:

webmynd

And yes I used a little vanity search as an example, you gotta use something right :). You can easily add other services you want to have in that right column, from the list of services available on top of it. Since you always get the additional WebMynd powered results when you do a search, you don’t have to go to another URL or anything, just using type the query in your browser’s search box and this is what you get. Very nice. Worth giving a try, as is Live Search by the way ;)

Update: There is an IE plugin for WebMynd as well, just open the browser of choice and you’ll get the right download option.

Delicious integration

I noticed this a couple of days ago through an article on Techcrunch. Yahoo! started doing some testing on integrating the Delicious results into their search results, and I like it. It seems like for now the Delicious rank has no impact on the search results (although that might obviously be next), but still this shows some extra value to the search results.

Here’s an example of a Yahoo! search on the query Windows Live. That way I still got Windows Live in here somehow ;) Anyway, I like it Yahoo!

yahoosearch