I have used this site for a long time, as I found it for when I used to chat to my friends and family who lived in different cities to me. I then started using it as one of my search engines along with others to search for online things I could not always find with the other engines. It has lots of news articles and weather forcasts for your area or worldwide if you are travelling to that particular country.
It has all the sports news and maps, so if you are travelling to somewhere you do not know the way etc, you can put both postcodes or names of the towns or cities into the space provided and it shows you the roads to take etc and the easiest way to find it, and it shows on a map as with a paper one but shows the line that indicates where it is so you know how far it is or if you can find a shorter route from the picture.
It tells you all the roads to take right to and from your destination, so if you do not have a satnav this way can be printed off and used when travelling.
You can have an email account from this site and is very easy to set up with a user name of your choice and a password and all it needs then is to login.
It gives financial details for what is going on in the finance world, and gives articles on money guides you are unsure about or how they work as with pensions etc or child savings plans, it just has a list to choose which one you want information about.
I think it is a handy little site to use along side a usual one as all the info is useful and different sites show various items and it is always best to see which one suits you.
I think if you have not tried this site and need another email account it is quite good.
I rate it 4 stars
Try for yourself and see if you can learn from any topic you need to know about.
** yahoo.co.uk **
I first learned about yahoo when I started using other search engines as well as google to find things I wanted. I was also very keen to have a stand alone email address as the one from my TalkTalk accounts kept crashing.
I fwas going to open an email allcont with google or hotmail but curiosity about yahoo got the better of me and I signed up for a free account with them instead. This turned out to be a very good move. My yahoo email address is really first class. I get a clander spam filters note pad as well as a brilliant free email account that I can access from a computer or phone anywhere in the country.
Unlike microsoft's outlook express that is built into Windows my yahoo mail account has a built in spell checker. Outlook can only access a dictionary if you have Microsoft Office installed. The only things I don't like about my yahoo email address are that the spell checker defaults to US English, and sometimes I get messages trying to get me to upgrade to a yahoo email that you have to pay for.
Other than that I have never had any problems with my Yahoo email. It even sends and receives attachments with ease. The yahoo UK and Ireland homepage is quite good too with lots of news and interesting articles and of course there is the great yahoo search engine conveniently placed at the top of the page for me to use any time.
** In conclusion **
Yahoo is a great site for news, searching for information and for setting up a great free email account. I'm really pleased with them and recommend the site.
Thanks for reading my review.
Jerry Yang and David Filo founded Yahoo in 1994 January, and is one of my favorite search engine sites mainly because of all the extra features the site comes with.
When you first go onto Yahoo, you will be able to see that the site is nicely layed out with the Yahoo logo at the top left of the page. Also on the left side of the page going down in a column is a list of all the extra features such as Horoscope, weather and Finance. Tha main one I use is the Yahoo mail. I get no where near as much junk mail as I do with other email accounts.
In the middle of the page is all the news and has an image to go with it so when you first gon onto their homepage this is usually the first thing you will notice as it stands out. Yahoo is a good way to keep up to date with the news and has multiple news stories to suit all interests.
One of the main things people will use this site for would be to make internet searches as this is what it is probally best known for. You have different options such as search web pages, imagaes and videos. You can choose what kind of search you want to do by clicking on the links above the search bar. When typing in the search bar, it predicts what you want to say which saves time typing and helps you if you cant think how to word the search.
In conclusion, Yahoo isnt just a very good search engine but a good site in general due to the extra features on it. Its well worth signing up to.
Yahoo is one of the biggest search engines but probally has the most extras than any other search engine. Yahoo was founded in January 1994 by Jerry Yang and David Filo, since then its become more and more bigger, it even held the words largest market share for online display advertising.
When you onto their homepage you will see if full with many images and writing. In the middle of the page is current news that is going on. Going down the left hand side of the page there is a list of all their extra features which they offer. This includes one of my favourites and most used which is Yahoo mail. You can store how many emails you want because it never gets full, I never get any spam unlike other email service I use which really annoys me because I have to spend a while deleting them all. Other features include horroscopes, sport and weather. I did use to play their games alot aswel such as pool and you play other people in real life but dont have much time any more.
When using the search engine, it always come back with good results which are relevant to what you want. Also as you are typing in the box it predicts what you want which makes the whole searching process a whole lot easier.
In conclusion Yahoo is a very good website and a great search engine. Try them out and see what you think
Yahoo is one of the biggest online names and offers many services to people using it's sites. For this review I will solely focus on the domain yahoo.co.uk and not some of the companies other online ventures.
To put it in a sentence, Yahoo is a search engine, email account provider, news site, video's... you name it yahoo can probably do it!
Firstly I'll focus on their homepage. The first page you see if jam-packed full. Down the left hand side there is a comprehensive list of services they offer or can link you too(e.g mail, news, facebook, horoscopes, movies etc). Centred in the middle of the page is usually a headline news feature with more listed underneath it featuring articles from the Guardian, Telegraph, Mail as well as Yahoo themselves. And then on the right there is often an advertisement and the top searches of the day. Right at the top of the page, is of course the yahoo logo, as well as the search engine bar. However all this is laid out in a non-confusing manner so for any new users it would only take moments to understand.
Focusing on the search engine : Yahoo is the second biggest search engine in the UK, with Google being top dog, and MSN (aka Bing) being third. It works much the same as any other, you type in your phrase of what your searching for ( e.g information on pandas ) and yahoo compiles a list, starting with what it thinks is most relevant, of different websites based around the words you typed in (information on pandas brings up websites such as WWF, and facts-about.org). As you type your phrase in yahoo tries to guess at what you mean and drops down a concise non intrusive menu ( for instance it suggested 'information on panda bears' whilst I was typing), this can be handy if you're unsure on spellings or what it really is you need. Another thing worth noting is that Yahoo have a different database and search engine rankings than google, and so searches through yahoo will have slightly different results to that of Google.
In my opinion Yahoo offer the best free web based email there is. The reasons I think that is because you get unlimited online storage and they provide a really good spam filter, this is crucial as any email account get bombarded with junk, quite often that is malicious and can harm your computer. They also have a variety of different email domains you can use, e.g ""@yahoo.co.uk ""@yahoo.com ""@rocketmail.com - they have quite a selection that you can choose from. I have never had any problems with mail not been sent or received and your inbox is updated every couple of minutes, or more frequently if you tell it to, always keeping you up to date. They let you easily create emails too, with different text editing options and the all important spell check. Yahoo also lets you save your address contact details, so you can easily find and remember who you are trying to contact.
To be honest I could keep talking forever about the different things yahoo do, but I think I shall round this off now and save you all getting incredibly bored and just highly recommend you check it out your self. Yahoo is quick and easy, with minimal advertising, and very little wait time on loading pages. It is an invaluable tool in finding what you may need on the Internet and makes it all very easy and convenient as it is all in one place.
Yahoo.co.uk is a greatsearch engine that offers the bonus of having on its home page a ton of features; from email, sports, gossip, news stories, to yahoo answers and links to ebay, facebook and much more (which you can refine easily). There's also weather, and at the bottom of the page recommended pages (based on past searched), the site also has lots of online games, chess etc.
Yahoo answers I use quite a lot it's a place where you ask a question you want answered and the yahoo community answer it for you. This can be a great help, and annoying if the answerer is just writing anything to get a few points for their account!
The search box is at the top of the page and is your average type and click interface, but yahoo is a bit different (then some) in that you can refine your search by asking yahoo to only show video results or picture results.
For me I find the results which are brought back are more useful than google (which often brings back more average peoples opinions on what I've searched for instead of the official type sites. In that way yahoo is fantastic.
Yahoo is as my home page and I visit it more than any other site, checking my email, or generally browsing new and sports stories.
The only negative I can think of is (lately) they've been changing the design but hopefully now they've settled on the site design, since I've figured out where everything is now
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Yahoo is a good search engine that offers the advantge of on its home page having news stories and just telling you about whats happening. It also displays the weather and is good as often if you are a bit board their can be things you read that catch your eye or interest you. I prefer this as my home page than many other search engines that just display a search box as Yahoo is more interesting. Furthermore it offers an email service if you want as well as lots of other search facilities such as an image search that can also be useful. The serch results tend to be displayed in order of relevance to your search which is also another plus point. Overall I would advise someone to use Yahoo as it offers this great useful and interesting hompage which I spend time on reading the stories and events which catch my eye.
The Yahoo! site has many features in addition to search, such as email, 'Yahoo Answers' where you can post or answer questions, news, Yahoo messenger, etc.
I have found that as well as using some of the features in isolation, the usefulness of Yahoo is in the ability to create a 'My Yahoo' portal page with modules on it that are relevant to you. That way it allows all your 'stuff' to be synchronised across computers and whether you are at home or work etc - as the 'My Yahoo' homepage can be accessed pretty much anywhere you have the internet. I have features such as mail, news, stock prices, weather on my main tab, with other tabs for additional news, RSS feeds, etc.
The calendar and to-do list are user friendly and I am currently using them to organise Open University study on various different courses (the trick is to set up multiple calendars, one for each set of tasks e.g. 'Home', 'Appointments' or whatever). The calendar can also be synchronised to Thunderbird (and other calendar applications) so I have been accessing it this way as well.
The email is easy to use and I found that messages come through quickly and are reliable (though perhaps not quite as fast as Google Mail with which I also have an account)
There's a separate mobile enabled Yahoo which you can access on an internet connection on a mobile phone and is optimised for small screen use (display and amount of data), this is useful for checking emails whilst out and about or doing a quick search etc.
For search itself I generally prefer Google over Yahoo search but have to admit I have not used Yahoo search that much.
Other Yahoo services I have used are:
- flickr (photo sharing) - good community and an easy way to share photos
- answers - hmmm, can get a varied quality of response and the yahoo 'points' you get for answering questions do not actually get you anything!
- mail - about average, google mail I found slightly better, but yahoo mail integrates to the my yahoo page
- games - used them in the past and a good way to pass the time with multi user card games etc.
Now I am sure tha pretty much anyone and everone has heard of Yahoo!
Yahoo is namely an internet search engine which also serves as many other features, ie: e-mail server, news, and much more. Yahoo's main competitor is Google, and both are internationally known names.
I have been using Yahoo for several years now and can say that it is great - I have never had a problem with the site, it loads up fast and my best is the cover stories which are shown on the home page. They always display interesting stories which I can read and browse through.
As previously stated, you also you Yahoo mail which allows for the user to sign up for free and create their own e-mail address. Once again, the site is very easy to navigate, very user friendly and I have never had any difficulties in using this service.
I now have my homepage set to Yahoo, and if I am ever looking for a website or link of which I am unsure of what the correct URL is, I can just type in the keywords on Yahoo and it will give me a list of websites which relate to my search.
I recommend Yahoo to all users.
I've been a member of Yahoo almost as long as I've had a Hotmail account. It was the second site to which I signed up, originally for an alternative eMail account, after MS started playing around with Hotmail and alienating their members. The name intrigued me. Why Yahoo? If you remember, the Yahoos were fairly unpleasant creatures that Jonathan Swift created in his Gulliver's Travels.
Whatever, I must admit it was mostly just to see what Yahoo had to offer that I joined. I didn't really use the account very much at all. Mind you, way back then BG (Before Google), Yahoo was probably best known as one of a number of search engines and one highly thought of by some. Me, I was very much an AltaVista fan (whatever happened to them?) and especially of its Babelfish translation tools. Yahoo I used occasionally, along with any number of others, more especially for its financial market information.
AG (After Google) my use of Yahoo pretty much ceased for many years. My Gmail account became my eMail account of choice and the rest, as they say, is history. As its user base started to slip away Yahoo tried to turn itself into an alternative to AOL; actually, it's probably fair to say that this had already started, but Google definitely forced Yahoo to concentrate on its future strategy a lot more.
I suppose Yahoo came back into the the picture for me again about the time I started getting interested in Freecycle. When I discovered that Freecycle was run as Yahoo groups and if I wanted to use it I would have to be a Yahoo member, I suddenly remembered I already was, although I couldn't for the life of me remember what my password was!
So, you could say that currently I am into my second age of Yahoo membership, and things have changed quite a bit whilst I've been away. The Home Page is not what you would call "inspiring" but then when was it ever? MSN it's not, not that I think MSN is the standard by which all should be judged you understand. That honour goes to iGoogle (now, there's a surprise). However at least the Yahoo Home Page gives you access to the bits of Yahoo that interest you, not that things change much after you've signed in though!
Once you have signed in though, this is the time to go and visit the sections of the Yahoo website where you play. The list on the left-hand side gives you the links you need and the one labelled "Yahoo! Mail" even tells you if you have unread mail waiting for you, so let's go there first. Hovering the cursor over the mail link pops up a window in the middle of the screen showing the mail in your Inbox and giving Yahoo a chance to remind you that you can use Yahoo as a gathering point for your Google and AOL mail as well, though why you would want to I can't imagine!
Clicking on the mail link takes you to the Yahoo Mail section and, like many of it's competitors, Yahoo Mail also doubles up as an IM Chat client, though I confess I have never ever used this feature. The initial page is the What's New page and is tabbed as is now becoming the norm. The second tab is your Inbox and this operates more or less like just about any webmail service.
I don't generally access my Yahoo eMail from the Yahoo website: I access it with the Portable version of the Thunderbird email client. I access it via POP mail but I have found this very unreliable. There can be days at a time where you are unable to access your email account although you can still access it by webmail.
What isn't at all clear is how you get out of here, back to the rest of Yahoo and especially to your MyYahoo customised webpage. There's no direct link to MyYahoo as there is on many other Yahoo pages, thus showing one of my biggest complaints about Yahoo, a complete lack of consistency across the site. What is bizarre is that if you click "Sign Out" at the top left of the page you will be taken to the page you were at when you first signed in and at the top it will say "Hi, username" and invite you to Sign Out again, as though you were still signed in! So, are you in or out? Clearly Yahoo is very confused on the subject.
You don't find out until you try to visit another section of Yahoo, such as Groups. Click on that link (View Yahoo Sites > Groups) and instead of seeing a list of the groups of which you are a member, you will see nothing. A clue as to what is happening is to the right, where it asks if you want to join Groups or are already a member! You click "Already a member" and it invites you to sign in again, so confirming what we guessed, Yahoo hasn't a clue what's really going on!
The clue to this conundrum on the Mail page is over on the right, next to the search box. Here Yahoo has decided to implement a drop-down box labelled, "Yahoo". Clicking on the down-arrow offers you only the choice of Yahoo Home, Sports, Finance or News. At least Home will take you back to the start, where you can choose any of the other sections, without signing yourself off, or not, as the case may be! However, it does so, not by closing your Mail page but by opening up a new tab for the link. You now have Yahoo in two places!
When you get into the Groups section without accidentally signing yourself out, you will be presented with a list of all the Yahoo Groups of which you are a member plus a suggestion of other types of groups you may wish to join. Immediately you notice the different design of the Group pages. Here at last at the top on the left are the quick links you really wish appeared on all the other Yahoo pages: Yahoo UK & Ireland, MyYahoo and Mail.
Most of the Groups work much the same way. Each is designed for the purpose of enabling members to post and read messages, post files and photos and so on. The Freecycle and Freegle groups, of which I'm a member, are moderated so any messages you post will be vetted before they appear.
If you post a photo to be included in your message then you can include a link to it but it will only be visible within that group. If you want to post the same message to multiple groups and want to use the same photo, you will still have to upload the photo to the photo section of each group individually. It's probably better to upload it to something like Flikr or SkyDrive and include a link to there.
So, finally we get a chance to click on MyYahoo and go to our own personal Yahoo webpage. You can get here also from the Home Page by hovering the cursor over View Yahoo Sites, as you did to get to the Groups section, and in the table presented you will also find MyYahoo. This is your own personal Mashup and if you're not impressed with the default content then at least you can tailor it to your own preferences.
I must admit that the Finance section of Yahoo is one of its best features. It is very well laid out, contains vast amounts of useful information and has very good stocks and shares information. I use this quite often.
However, overall I have to say that Yahoo disappoints. Mainly the problem I have with it is its inconsistent presentation and operation. There is also clearly some programming glitches as when it seems to mistake whether or not you are signed in or out of Yahoo, depending upon exactly how you went about moving from one part of the site to another, in the absence of the direct links that really ought to be there but aren't.
At least there's a "Send Feedback" link on the Home Page and I have used this to make my feelings known, not that I expect that to do any good, but it's great to get things off your chest.
Isn't that what Dooyoo's for?
Yahoo is an internet search engine website. Due to it's advertising on Television & the fact it has been around for a while, it is one of the most popular search engines used.
The site began In January 1994 by Jerry Yang and David Filo. Both graduate students at Stanford in Electrical Engineering, they created a website called "Jerry and David's Guide to the World Wide Web". In April 1994 the website was renamed YAHOO which stand for "Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle".
Yahoo is very popular although it is not the most popular serach engine around. That is Google. The reason I prefer to use Yahoo over googel is it's homepage where you arrive. It has lots of diiferent browsing options & a summary of the most important & latest News Stories. Googles hompage by contrast is very bland. Some people like this & think that Yahoo's homepage is too busy. I think that it's a real plus point.
Yahoo as a website is very easy to use. There is a search bar at the top. Put in what you want to look for & then hit search. It also gives you the option to just look for images of videos. In the search results you get a brief preview of what the website found has to offer & why Yahoo has listed it in your results.
In my opinion it is a great site. The search engine that you use will probably already have been decided, & personal choice does come into it a lot. But if you've never used Yahoo before. I think you should give them a go.
Yahoo is actually quite a unique site, even though it has similar features to others.
A very useful addition which has helped me many times is Yahoo Answers. This is a very simple message board where you ask a question and then members do their best to give the best answer. You get points for answering questions and go up in levels. Although you don't earn anything from this, it is an enjoyable way to waste some time at work.
The main features people probably use are mail and news updates. I can see why many people have it as their homepage because they are very quick to post news stories so you can find out immediately. This is on the homepage so you don't even have to click anywhere! They have different types of news, such as a sports section to find out scores and what times games start.
I the only thing I don't use and prefer Hotmail for, is Yahoo Mail. The layout of this is quite dated and the features aren't as good as Hotmail. However, it has plenty of other additions to the site similar to BBC.co.uk such as weather, games and TV guides. It would have been nice if they added some customisation like the BBC also.
Yahoo is probably my most visited site on the internet. I have been using yahoo mail since 1999 and I have found it to be absolutely flawless. The email is free and is quick/easy to set up. The only hard part is deciding what username to use as a lot of common names seem to have been snapped up. The best feature about the mail is that they now offer unlimited storage space. This means that you can save all those funny jokes that you get or any other important information that you don't want to loose.
Yahoo is also a popular search engine and I find it a lot easier to use than that of Microsoft and would be my first choice for browsing. According to the official stats Yahoo gets 1.58 billion visits a year which gives an indication of its popularity.
The home page of yahoo is customisable. I don't tend to bother with this although I do have it set to go to yahoo UK. This means that on each visit I can quickly glance at the headlines and should I need to I can click for more information.
Each side of the home page has numerous links to thinks like shopping, cars, property, news, music and groups etc. These can be very useful links and often can lead you to interesting places that you may not have discovered yourself.
Overall I have found yahoo to be one of the most useful websites/search engines on the web and I always recommend it to new friends and colleagues who are new to computers.
I have always used yaho.co.uk as my main search engine. Even though most search engines come up with near enough exactly the same results in a slightly different order, I still always prefer to use yahoo.
I really like the homepage now, there are so many choices of things to do OTHER than simply search the internet. The games are easy to find, your mail has has its own little box (although I'm more of an MSN person when it to email) along with the whether forecast and horoscopes.
The news section is also really easy to navigate (I will come to it in a minute but the news section is my main inspiration for this review). I actually really enjoy going onto yahoo and and looking at the 4 main stories - which you can easily have a quick glance at by clicking on it and not being navigated away before you've decided whether or not you actually want to read it. Below this the news is categorised into other sections such as sports, entertainment, main news and video. Once reading a story there is a greater variety of tabs to navigate through the news section of the site with.
9 times out of 10 I see the headlines and think "What?!", which brings me to my inspiration for writing this review as a little closer. I really can't believe this story at all at first it annoyed me, A LOT, and after reading it I couldn't help but think some people really need to think before they speak:
you will have to take out the space by the way (/tuk instead of / tuk), words in my review can be no longer than 80 charcters long.
yahoo.co.uk is no longer just a search engine, it has so much more than that!
On the homepage you can browse the internet via the search bar facility but there is also a ton of other features such as weather, news, yahoo answers, dating, games etc.
The website is well laid out and is very easy to navigate. I don't actually use this as my main search engine but if I want to find out the latest news and the local weather at the same time and I'm rushed for time I will always load on yahoo.co.uk as it has everything on the homepage so I don't have to muck around waiting for pages to load up and this is especially useful if I am on the move and using my mobile as it's nowhere near as fast as my home connection and I want to see things as quickly as possible with as little waiting time as possible!
The search facilities on here are also very efficient and bring up my results in far less than 1 second. I always find just what I'm looking for via this search engine.
I would also advise using Yahoo! Answers. It is a fantastic service where you can log on and ask a question (anything at all) it might be about food, pregnanct, family issues, holiday destinations etc and then people will respond to you and this will earn them points which in turn allows them to post and just encourages the site to continue growing.
Overall I would say that yahoo.co.uk is one of the best search engines available and when you add this with the benefit of all the additional features on the website this makes it a fantastic one-stop site to visit when you log on to the internet each day just to keep yourself in touch with the world and make sure you aren't missing any breaking news or sudden weather changes.
I will rate this website 4/5 as it is fantastically run but I can think of one search engine site that I'd prefer to use!