Innovation

Stop trying to finish my sentences!

It looks like Yahoo is trying to read people minds with its new Instant Search feature (see the News.com story, "Yahoo debuts beta of Instant Search" - http://www.techrepublic.com/2100-3513_11-5867118.html).

This feature reminds me of Word's AutoComplete option, except for Yahoo's results appear in a "speech bubble" under the search box. Cute. Some people will love it, and others will hate it. I played around with it for a little while, and it didn't impress me with its inability to detect "techrepublic" (read = loss of brownie points). Quite frankly, I think it could get annoying. If you've ever had someone constantly try to finish your sentences, you'll know what I mean. 

About Sonja Thompson

Sonja Thompson started at TechRepublic in October 1999. She is a former Senior Editor at TechRepublic.

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