Yahoo started as a search engine, but it then developped into a very complete and rich portal.
I use the UK version of Yahoo for my email address, but also check the Spanish and Italian versions for news because I travel very often to those countries.
The home page contains a link on the top right to your mail inbox, it is free to open an account with Yahoo mail and it will remain free as long as you use it at least once in 4 months. If you do not do so, you will need to pay the premium rate to reactivate it.
There is a link in the middle to the Yahoo search engine, which I do not use very often, because I prefer Google. I cannot prove it, but I have more than a feeling that Google returns more results than Yahoo when used as a search engine
I read Yahoo news, they try to come up with some catching news and I find many news interesting to read. Since I also speak French and Spanish, I also check the version of Yahoo in these languages. They normally have some funny news combined with news on politics and economy. More and more, they accompany these news with videos. For those who speak a decent level of a foreign language, I found that Yahoo also provides a good way to practice in an easy way your target language by watching short but informative videos.
In my experience, when you want to watch videos, they load up quite fast, however, you will surely need a good Broadband connection.
The other section I use a lot is Yahoo finance, it is a very good section with company data, prices and graphs. It is one of the most complete pages for finance that I know amongst those which are free to everyone. It offers a quite in depth analysis of companies including financial data and news and graphs. There is also an easy link to check prices for currencies and commodities, although Bloomberg.com is probably even more complete and user friendly. Google finance is also a good rival to Yahoo finance. I regularly use these 3 websites.
There are also links to sport news, which I check from time to time, primarily when the cycling season opens.
Overall, this is a very good platform and one I would surely recommend.
I can remember the first time I came across Yahoo. It was so new and hot. It had every thing well every thing that it could for the time. I mean it was the first time I had been on one page that had everything.
I can remember spending hours getting my yahoo page all set up. It had my local news and weather. That was the coolest. Anytime I logged in I could see what the weather was outside. I was living large.
Then they started to update it and include more thing for you to be able to use while surfing there pages. You could add many things current sports rankings for your teams, movie times, tv schedules just to name a few.
Then yahoo seemed to be stuck you know more worried about how much money they could make. They stopped updating there web page and focused on the things that make money advertisers. Then for a brief time there page was more adverts then it was information. Yahoo must have got a rude awakening when there stock price dropped making them virtualy worthless over night.
I gave them time during this time. They were having problems, people hacking there sites. Sending mass amounts of spam and just a bunch of other problems.
Then about 3 years ago I figured I would give them another chance. I signed up for a free email account. The user name I wanted was available and I was on my way. I signed up for stuff using that email and soon my email inbox was filled on a daily basis. I was so happy but then it happened it always does.
I signed up for something and waited for my confirmation to come to my email it never came. It seems that yahoo felt that it was spam and had prevented it from being sent to my email. Not by my choice but by there's. I was kind of upset by this but figured it was there way to protect me from spam and virus's
I continued to use yahoo and watched as they grew. They added more things to make there site even better. They now have a messanger and a tool bar. The messanger is for chatting and the tool bar is just wonderful you can see from a glance if you have messages and if any of your friends are online all from the tool bar. I was falling in love with yahoo.
I had taken a break from the internet and when I got back on a few months had gone by. Yahoo had continued to upgrade and add more items to there web page. As I logged into my mail account I was shocked when I recieved a instant message from someone on my messanger it was coming to my email inbox instead of to messanger as I was not logged in to messanger. I was so stoked I had begged for something like this for so long. The ability to chat from my inbox. I could chat with my online friends and never have to install another additional program. I would never have to use messanger again. I can be checking my email and chatting all at the same time.
I had my doubts about yahoo but for a free email provider they are tops in my book. I mean wow look at all the extra's you get with yahoo that you can only dream about with the others.
Before I start writing this I must say that I don't use Yahoo very often as I prefer Google (read my review on it and see why).
Yahoo, is just your basic search engine with nothing really that special about it. It does everything a search engine is supposed to do really. However, it does have one good feature that I use often and that is Yahoo Answers. This is basically where you type a question and the answer can be found quickly and with ease. Yahoo does its job okay, with results appearing in seconds and accurate results too.
However, when I want to use a search engine that's all I want, I don't want to told the news, the weather and the sport all at them same time. This is what Yahoo provides on its homepage. You just don't need that. That's why Google will also win over these two search engines as its just plain and simply a search engine. Nothing more.
Overall, Yahoo is a good search engine but Google will always be better.
I think if a survey was taken to find the most popular homepage and search engine, google.com would win hands down. However, although I have nothing against Google, my favourite search engine is Yahoo, and it has been my homepage for many years now.
Www.yahoo.com, and http://uk.yahoo.com/, the UK only version of Yahoo, both look and behave very similarly. The page has a search box at the top, which allows you to enter search terms, such as 'Cafés in Nottingham' or 'Britney Spears tickets'. You can choose to search either in any of the following categories: websites, images, videos, local listings or shopping. You can switch between categories with a simple click of a button.
I find the search function to be very accurate and it almost always finds exactly what I am looking for. The search results page will show the ten most fitting results, with the name of the website found and a brief description underneath. You can then click through many further pages of results if what you are looking for does not come up on the first page.
Yahoo also has a search predicting function. This means that if you start to type something, a box underneath the search bar will open up and give you options. For example, if you start to type 'cinema l', a box will open saying 'cinema listings/cinema London/cinema Leeds/Odeon cinema Leeds' etc. You can then pick the search terms you want. This saves time and helps you to figure out what you are looking for.
The home page for Yahoo has more than just a search function. It also has an extensive searchable news section, and the four most recent or popular stories appear at the top centre of the page underneath the search bar. I find this really useful as it keeps me up to date with what is going on in the world without having to visit specific news sites.
On the right hand side of the page there is also a direct link to your emails, if you happen to have a Yahoo email account. If you don't, you can easily sign up for a free one. I find Yahoo mail very reliable, and would happily recommend it.
As well as email, Yahoo also has a large number of groups that you can join. These groups vary and include all sorts of different ones, such as fan groups for TV programmes, or Freecycle groups.
I think Yahoo is a multifunctional site that makes my life a bit easier. I wouldn't consider changing my homepage to anything else.
Great if you get yourself a yahoo account not so great otherwise.
The search function can ceom up with some unrelavent websites a lot of the time and not the exact thing you were searching for. However if you are being precise you will have no problems or issues.
The mail function is very basic but gets the job donr well, and they have all kinds of other things too. Weather, latest music videos and information. They have latest news headline which i think i brilliant and really helps keep me up to date with some things that arre going on.
The site is an overall information database with all sorts of stuff being updated, and the interchangeable website page is brilliant, means you can place the things you want on your yahoo page where you want. Like setting it as your home page and then having a weather window, one for news, music, movies and whatever your into. A really good idea.
Yahoo is a great website,the first thing that strikes your mind when you hear yahoo is yahoo mail,yes,this is the main feature of the yahoo website,it has a free mail service which is quiet descent if you compare it to gmail and hotmail.You can read the latest news,you can shop for the latest products.One of the great features of the website is that you can check live scores of mlb,basketball,college football games and more.This is not it according to me the best feature of the website is yahoo music,whenever I visit the website I always visit yahoo music,you can watch latest videos from all the leading artists and they have a list of top 100 most watched videos.You can even download the yahoo messenger from their website and chat with family and friends.You can even visit yahoo movies where you can watch the latest movie trailers,for the share market lover there is the market summary.To sum it up yahoo.com is a great website with a lot of entertainment value and information,I will surely recommend you to check out this website and try out yahoo mail as well.
I was in college when I first heard about yahoo.com, I thought it was just a search engine tools but later on find out its also about having your own email address. Because it was one of our requirements in school, to have an email I sign up to yahoo mail, and since then I never had any email account to other email hosting site. If before I use yahoo just for my research and yahoo mail for my school projects now I used it for business and personal communication
The next thing that I discover is the yahoo messenger, like the yahoo mail it is very helpful to me until now. I use it for chatting with my friends and my family, as I said in some of my reviews I have a sister in Uk and in Hongkong plus a brother in Singapore and every time they have free time we communicate by yahoo messenger. Of course the best feature is the web cam or video streaming and the call features, this is one of the great things in yahoo.
My latest discovery is the yahoo groups, this thng is about having your own site or community which enables you to promote your business, your blog and most of all your entertainment talent. Its like finding people who has the same passion in something, like sports, music and other stuff. Right now I enjoy the yahoo groups for my favorite artists, they have the schedules of the artist, like album launch and gig sched.
There's a lot to discover in yahoo that you will really enjoy, first its just a fun thing but later on you will find it very useful to you. I don't have any complains for 10 years of using yahoo and that's why I'm loyal to them and I don't have any plans transferring or having an email to any domain.
Yahoo is the palce where I have my secondary mail account, the one I give to websites when I do not want any spam mail clogging up my main e-mail account that I use to cmmunicate with friends and family and also have my utilities and bank stuff directed through.
My yahoo account gets loads of mail however most of it is junk and because it has an automatic spam control on it most of the mail goes into a spam folder and is deleted after a month or so automatically, I do occasionally check it out though as mail I want to read could slip through. Also it is where my lovely Dooyoo vouchers land and you do not want to miss one of those.
Signing up is easy and there is a password verification system where you must copy some letter into a box, they do not collect too much information although you have the option to add more into your profile and there is the usual long terms and conditions of use to acknolwedge that you have read as well. The mail service is absolutely free to use and I have never had a problem with the memory availability on it.
Log in is a combination of part of your user name and a password which you can change via your profile if you want to, I have never forgot mine but there is the option to answer some questions to gt it reset if you do.
In 1994 Yahoo become open and known as Yahoo. Yahoo, owned by BT. is quite a big site, and has many features on it, such as: forums, chat, groups, TV, video and email, plus loads more.
Once you visit your local Yahoo homepage you will find a quick new outline of the news in a groovy little script, you can view the 4 headlines and click then to display more information, which I find is really good, and doesn't give you too much blar about the news.
I mainly use Yahoo for my email, which is also on the home page, and can show you a quick preview of your emails here. At the moment tho, Yahoo email is playing up quite a bit at the moment, as it takes a long while to load and sometimes doesn't load at all.
But all free email accounts are now unlimited storage, which is great for everyone!
Groups are also quite good to set up and use aswel, as groups like FreeCycle use Yahoo, and everybody can receive the email sent from one person.
You can also download the Yahoo tool bar for your browser, which I think is quite good, but I tend not to use all of the features on it.
This review relates specifically to the mail service which Yahoo! offers.
Yahoo! Mail dates back to 1997, and is apparently the most used mail service in the world.
A new version of the service was released in 2007, which had a cleaner appearance, and an instant messaging service built in to its structure.
The standard Yahoo! email service is free, and unlike 'Hotmail' with its maximum 5gb storage, Yahoo! provides even it's non paying users with unlimited space.
The maximum message attachment size is 10mb - putting it on an even keel with Hotmail which allows the same. However, long term users are said to get a 20mb attachment limit - i'd be interested to know how long you have to be a member before getting this privilege.
Yahoo! Mail is an excellent free service. I would personally rank it alongside Hotmail, which is also easy to use and features a similar setup. A word of warning through, If you don't log in to your account for four months, it will be deactivated.
Yahoo mail is one of the earliest web mail services on the internet. It has always been popular because of its simpler and user friendly interface.
Initially it provided its user with 25mb space. Which, by today's standard, was very low but still, was more than its major competitor, hotmail. Now, it provides its users with UNLIMITED space! I mean who on earth would be able to receive such large amount of data through email!
Keeping up with the web applications revolution, yahoo has recently updated its interface. It's much easier and simpler now. In addition to that, yahoo has combined its messenger service with the email. This way, you can chat with your contacts and check your email at the same time in the same browser window.
Yahoo has now provided its user with an option of choosing the domain name in the email from a variety of new personalized domains, thus giving its user a more individual feel, an edge over other web mail providers.
Being from the UK signing up with Yahoo.com maybe wasn't the smartest idea I ever had, however it was 11 years ago when I signed up, I was young and naive. I've mainly used Yahoo.com for the email account that you get, it's a free account that gives you a lot of storage.
It's a webmail service which means that your mailbox is online and as such requires no space on your harddrive, but you have to be online to access your emails.
Setting up the account is easy and you don't need to input too many details to get started. You then get unlimited storage (though I'm sure there would be a limit, as with anything that's unlimited) which is lucky due to the amount of spam I get.
Creating a new email is easy and you can attach up to 10 meg of attachments, double what I can do at work. It's quick and easy to attach attachments such as photos, spreadsheets etc. You can then check the spelling, from a wide variety of languages, and if you then want you can save it as a draft. This will then get stored in your draft folder until you want to send it.
One thing I like about Yahoo Mail is the use of folders. You of course get one for your Inbox, Sent, Spam, Drafts and Trash, but you can also add any number of additional folders, such as for storing family emails, confirmation of order emails, survey invites etc.
The main problem I have these days with Yahoo is spam. The ones that are filtered out aren't a problem, though I do get between 50-80 a day. It's all the ones that get through. There seems to be a very poor spam filter in place. For starters I get emails that are dated in the future, not just slightly but sometimes as much as 20 YEARS. Also there's the usual pen1s, p.e.n.i.s. and so forth. Along with every bank under the sun claiming to have blocked my account. Obviously some do appear real and it's these ones that you need to watch out for even more. There are some that are sent as bait, you open one and then BAM! they know you exist and so send even more.
As mentioned in a review previously, ensure you don't open these or respond in any way. Your bank will never contact you to tell you they have lost your details. If you get one of these and think they might be real then use the website address that you always use in order to access your account rather than an address contained in the email.
Yahoo has improved dramatically over the past year and there are more advanced features in place that should stop a lot of the above problems like having a much bigger blocked email address list. You can now add 500 email addresses to this list, so the message gets delivered straight to spam, however the problem is still that scammers only ever use an email address for 24 hours and then get a new one.
A couple of years ago I set up a Hotmail account and have found I get maybe one bit of spam a week so I have decided to get rid of my Yahoo account once and for all. Though I have now set up a Google mail account. This will be used for entering competitions and any sites that seem like they may end up sending me 'selected 3rd party offers' aka spam.
Yahoo.com as a whole has a whole load of other features, similar to any other major email/broadband provider. Such as chat sites, dating, music streaming, movie news, finance, messenger, games etc. I used the chat sites a long time ago, and back then they were fun, but now they are a lot more moderated and swearing seems to be a big no no, even in the adult rooms.
I also used to use the Fantasy Football (UK Football) it was good but the scores used to take a while to update and then we started to use more specialist sites. That's the problem with Yahoo, it's so big. I've found sites that I much prefer. I've found games sites that have a wider choice and better games, I prefer the BBC or Sky news sites for news, finance, entertainment etc. I again use BBC for movies and sports news. I use MSN Messenger as that's what is on my phone. And the list goes on.
In summary Yahoo is good for having lots of info in one place, the mail system is much improved and it's likely to be with us for a while yet.
Q1. Why Did You Join Yahoo? I joined yahoo because i really liked the sound od the service and whatyou could do on the site.
Q2. How Did You Find Out About Yahoo? I found out about Yahoo when i heard my friends talking about it. They told me about the site and in no time , i joined. The site was easy to find , and i had no trouble in registering with Yahoo.
Q3. When You Got On to Yahoo , Where Did You Go First? Firstly on Yahoo , i went on to Yahoo Answers. I found Yahoo Answers the most interesting and useful. I met new people on their and I found it was a really friendly service and community.
Q4. What Do You Find Most Interesting About Yahoo? Well , i find Yahoo Answers the most interesting as it really helped with me certain things like schoolwork , or travel. So yeah , answers is the most interesting and useful. I also found out things that i never knew before.
Q5. What Do You Not Like About Yahoo? Well , i basically like the whole site , but if i had to choose , it would have to be the Yahoo Chat Service. I'm notsure why , I just didn't really take to it and i found it a little more complicated than any other IM service.
Q6. In The Future , Will You Be Continuing With Yahoo Answers? Definitly , Yahoo Answers really helps me with many things. Whether it's travel , sport or any other part. I also like answering peoples questions as it gives you a reallygood feeling to be helping others in this day in age. You also get a high number of points daily , which allows you to do more on Yahoo Answers as they add up.
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Yahoo.com is a global company. It is number one in the world in the list of most visited sites. Yahoo gets 130 million visits a month. I was surprised at this because I thought Google site was more popular.
Yahoo's web portal has a directory where you can buy or obtain information.
Yahoo has a search engine
Yahoo has a free web mail.
I use Yahoo webmail
Yahoo information like news and sports.
I use Yahoo because most of it is free.
You can go anywhere in the world and find local site of yahoo. Here in Britain we have yahoo.co.uk. Every local site contains information about that part of the globe. Yahoo.co.uk will have information and advertising relating to us here. American site will have same for Americans.
Often when I use Yahoo search engine it gets better results than others.
It is remarkable that a company worth billions on America Stock Exchange gives us free access. Most revenue is generated from advertising so for decades this is likely to continue.
The site is free and easy to use.
YAHOO IS THE WAY TO BE
Thank you dooyoo for making me capable of writing a review on a big site like YAHOO, Dooyoo did not pay me a penny, still I thank them for the platform, validity of my reviews does not expire How come my points validity expires ? What is this calculation in age of computers ? A court of LAW will be on my side LOLLLZZZ.
YAHOO is the first internet company to have reached earnings of 1 million dollor during 90's Recently everyone celebrated YAHOO TIME CAPSULE, Everyone saw YAHOO STORAGE METER blow up, now there is no storage limit on YAHOO MAIL.
MY YAHOO BETA, YAHOO MAIL BETA has some very useful features, the MAIL ADMINISTRATOR page is one of the best in business, in this page, you can open multiple emails, compose multiple emails and chat with multiple friends, all at the same time without navigating away from the ADMINISTRATOR PAGE, all things are listed as TABS. Like EXCEL sheet tabs.
Y! VIDEOS need some tinkering with the speed of UPLOAD, their Y!VIDEO studio is one of the best and easy to maintain and understand. They must let Y!Vidoes to be included in MY YAHOO and YAHOO 360. I have not seen recent changes in YAHOO PERSONALS, but this is a vast database with many interesting options and many paid and free trials. I am sure with YAHOO users base they can take any match making or dating services on the www.
If rumors are to be believed Mr. Bill Gates purchased YAHOO secretly means more new money injection into already good yahoo services. New money will make YAHOO ahead of the pack for many years to come. Half our online world knows about YAHOO.
I always use YAHOO search for all my needs, this I have said many a times, Yahoo search always gives me the exact link and the material I want, may be YAHOO is just compatible with my needs as others swear by the power of Google. I always prefer YAHOO.
Yahoo maps are useful but seek parameters need to be refined, I tried searching for the state map of NEVADA, to check out the main cities in this state, the search box did not understand
my need, many times over. I used maps before when details of roads and areas were given by YAHOO MAPS, I remember searching for a small town in NEBRASKA, I was successful then. Yahoo maps can include more territories like INDIA, EUROPE and other countries, this can become a powerful MASS UTILITY TOOL, like YAHOO MAIL.
I like violet colour very much and YAHOO increased the use of this colour, I am a YAHOO Ian since long and after see VOILET dummies spread all over yahoo, I am converted for life, I have profile on 360, my yahoo, Y!Vidoes etc.,
I contribute to YAHOO ANSWERS, I have rank there and so many of my answers were chosen as best answers, this is a very interesting database developing online, I am a member on answerbag.com I see the questions and answers there too, I know a synergy of this type will have big future use, maybe yahoo must pay people to become freelance answer givers, as of today I see there are more question writers than answer givers. I can be a asset to YAHOO ANSWERS.
Everybody knows YAHOO NEWS, they can compete with any leading newspaper today, the photo features the Video features and news items are professional and par excellence, I stopped reading newspapers, I take my cup of morning tea in front of YAHOO NEWS. There is nice search for news if YAHOO does not have the main column, they will give you a link to who has this clipping.
MOVIES AND PHOTOS
There are picture trailers and Video trailers, box office listings and many other facilities, I like the slide show of my favorite celebrities, some girls I am not familiar with, I go to
YAHOO and check out their photos in details. I have a fair Idea to watch out for this actress next or not ? Their photo database is vast and search is efficient. You have upload your own
photos in their photos account. You have nice albums and print facilities. You can also check out slides of old movies and trivia about that particular movie, they don't have reviews like
IMDB.COM but their database is as good as them and photos and trailers are better than IMDB.
I always wanted to find out about the cast of TV program called "HEROES" I found many details about them here, there is streaming ONLINE TV channels, you can access them from yahoo, they have vast listing of internet TV channels. But I do not think internet TV can rival our plain old satellite TV. Because the variety is not there so much, established channels have online TV, you can check it out, but you need a very fast PC.
Paid and free accounts of WEBHOSTING can be created here, I have a website here but I don't have time to develop it, I have this site since 1997, but I am not interested in click pay programs
I have seen some celebrity fans made beautiful and big sites on GEOCITIES accounts, however CGI scripts directory is only for the paid account users.
A bridge between hearts and minds, if you don't have messenger software downloaded, messenger online webpage login is available, if you stored all your messenger contacts online, then that is also available in webpage login. Just click the link of messenger, you get download or login from web page, choose the later and tone downed version of the messenger is loaded and logged into and you have basic chat with your contacts. This you can do from anywhere in the world and from any computer with internet connection. Now you can chat all you want from YAHOO MAIL itself.
I am beginning to like this inbox chat facility more than the other things, but if you need to do voice chat and make landline based telephone networks feel jittery. You need to download
messenger software free from www.yahoo.com and a simple microphone and speakers can do fine, the voice glitches of yesteryears are almost gone, dual voice transmissions are clear and with problems. The voice quality is as fine as a land line.
I have used the exchange rate mechanism on yahoo, they have all the world currency listings and you can take the today's rate of exchange in a jiffy, just write currency exchange in the
yahoo search box, it will give you YAHOO FINANCE link, go there choose your currencies and get the rates fast, there are many other stock trading options, this I have not used so no
comments, you try it and tell us all. There is stock ticker in yahoo messenger.
Who does not know about the serious WORLD WORD WARS going on in YAHOO CHAT rooms between bitter
enemies of our world, I cannot list the categories of rooms present in YAHOO CHAT, if you are bored of all , just go to CHAT CENTRAL and take a look at the FONT formatting and so many
emoticons and so many other innovative things unique to chat rooms of YAHOO. You don't need to be a teenager to visit these rooms, there are rooms for every type of you. Romance rooms are
also there (heheheh). All these rooms are running in tip top working order 24/7.
Yahoo mobile stock alerts, email alerts, tone downloads and my other services are there, if your mobile service provider is not listed, you can suggest the name and other details of your
provider and YAHOO MOBILES include them in their already hefty database of mobile providers. You can check out by yourselves the many mobile utilities, checking yahoo mail from mobiles is very
fast and easy loading, there are seldom hang-ups. So try this and tell us more.
MY WEB, SECURITY CENTRE, POD CAST, ENTERTAINMENT, CAREERS, BRIEFCASE, HOROSCOPES, YAHOO GROUPS
YAHOO PROPERTY, CARS, FLICKER, RADIO, SPORT, BROADBAND SERVICES, SHOPPING, DATING, WEATHER, TRAVEL, MUSIC, GREETINGS, JOBS : you can post your resume here, the format is very professional I don't know what results you will get ! good luck if you are searching.
YAHOO TRAVEL=This place has user submitted short reviews about different places of our planet, there is 5 ***** stars rating system to the small reviews written by users, users can rate a review for its usefulness. I submitted a review about HYDERABAD.
Before I end, let me give you few other details about other YAHOO SERVICES .
GAMES, VIDEO GAMES, Y! VIDEOS, LOCAL
I played chess and I have ranking of about 1680 , not bad yeah! there are other beautiful multi-user board games, they all load on WebPages, you do not need to download anything to your
pc, just maybe settings etc., This area of YAHOO is well worth exploring if you need to relax a while online. I cannot list the number of games here, but there are a lot, please take my
word for it. Yahoo Video Games are vast too, you must visit to find out about the specifics, but be sure of one thing, any section of YAHOO you may want to go, you will find the POWERFUL SEARCH OF YAHOO always there to help you out with any QUERY you many have.
Last but not the least YAHOO LOCAL is the name given to REGIONAL YAHOO where you can set yahoo to give you LOCAL specific yahoo services, like if I want to see, YAHOO HYDERABAD, if I have this listed, I will get listing of all yahoo services specific to my city HYDERABAD. YAHOO has many countries and cities listed in their vast database to provide local yahoo specific
services. Feel the full blast of YAHOO SERVICES !!.
Play base, Database, Userbase, Video base, Music base, Game base, Shopping base, Cars Base what not yahoo has in its net of YAHOO SERVICES. I want Y! Videos base to develop too.
Whew !! my hands are aching.
Yo! YAHOO is head spinning big search and database of our online world !!