Some months ago* I read an article in The Washington Post about the demise of Ask.com. It got me remembering all the different search engines I used throughout my 20+ years on the Internet. The ones I remember are listed below. How many do you remember?
- Dog Pile
- Alta Vista
- Archie—but that was just for FTP searching
- Veronica & Jughead
- Excite (1993)
- Yahoo (started out as a directory, actually)
- Open Directory
Check out this page for more information about the evolution of search engines.
[* “Some months ago” is actually over 2 years ago. I drafted this blog post and forgot about it. Got distracted. Oh well.]