Ghost Sites of the Web

Web 1.0 history, forgotten web celebrities, old web sites, commentary, and news by Steve Baldwin. Published erratically since 1996.

April 20, 2005

Alas Poor HotBot, I Knew Ye Well

Philipp Lenssen has posted an informative, highly entertaining survey of first-generation search engines on his Weblog, Google Blogoscoped.

Screenshots of evolutionary underachievers Dogpile, Excite, Hotbot, InfoSeek, Lycos, and Netcenter accompany those of survivors AskJeeves (which Barry Diller's investment group bought for $1.85 billion this week), MSN, Google, and Yahoo.

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