If you look up Yahoo! on Wikipedia, here is what you will find…
“In January 1994, Jerry Yang and David Filo were Electrical Engineering graduate students at Stanford University when they created a website named “David and Jerry’s Guide to the World Wide Web”.
David and Jerry’s Guide to the World Wide Web was a directory of other web sites, organized in a hierarchy, as opposed to a searchable index of pages.In April 1994, “David and Jerry’s Guide to the World Wide Web” was renamed “Yahoo!”.
The yahoo.com domain was created on January 18, 1995.”
Today, in early 2011, Yahoo! has come a long ways. Google, of course, is still the search giant with about 67% of all searches on the internet. Yahoo! is # 2 on that list with around 20% of the searches on the internet. Just in case you are interested, Yahoo! stock closed at 16.75 today.
Now, for your enjoyment, here are the Top 7 (+3) Yahoo! searches for 2010.
The First 7
BP Oil Spill
The Next 3
Now be honest, which of these did you search for?