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Yahoo Search Pad: Potentially, A Very Useful Web Search Tool

July 7, 2009

Today, Yahoo! is launching a very intriguing tool for those of us who do heavy research on the web – Yahoo Search Pad.

From The Channel Wire:

Yahoo’s Search Pad is aimed at adding value to individual Web users’ search experiences by providing a single place to gather information about a search session. The service automatically begins taking notes when a Yahoo user is signed in and appears to be actively searching.

As a user searches the Web, summaries, links and thumbnails of visited Web pages are all aggregated on Search Pad, creating an easy and interactive reference point. Users are not limited to just copying and pasting text from Web pages to Search Pad either. Original notes can be written to amend notes and add greater context.

There’s also a video demo: http://video.yahoo.com/watch/4423517/11859907

As corporate information professionals, we use web search a lot. I can absolutely see how this can help our workflow as well as the other knowledge workers in our organizations.

Here’s a link to the FAQ / Help: http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/search/searchpad/

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