Advantages Completely free, the search engine is powered by google, the games absolutley rock, and hours of entertainment can be had annoying the geeks in the chatrooms.
Disadvantages A huge site makes it harder to find your way around.
WWW.Yahoo.com, the symbol of our digital times. Yahoo.com is probably one of the most well known services on the Internet. Various television advertising Campaigns have made it more famous than MSN Hotmail. The most recent was of which was a sponsorship of Channel Five Movies - the Gerbil thing… I am still struggling to work out the relevance of that.
Yahoo.com is used by most primarily for two functions one is for the excellent free email service, and the second is the search engine on the home page (which incidentally is powered by http://www.google.com - see my review on google). Whilst being a huge site, it is still very easy to navigate; the main tool bar consists of just six carefully chosen icons. And even though it is surprisingly easy to navigate round, it does have something for everyone. I guarantee that there will be something of interest to you.The Home Page…
Well as I mentioned above, all the navigation is done from here (using the six icon toolbar). Yahoo is split up into separate local “sub-yahoos” if you like, this can be very useful when you are sick and tired of having to sift through the oodles of details etc on the “.com” site which has little or no relevance to you because you only live in one country. Skipping between these local sites can be done via the list at the bottom of the page. Another feature included on the Yahoo Homepage is the Yahoo Search Engine…. The searches when carried out work in much the same way as the Google.com results - see my Google.com Review.Below the six icon toolbar are, all the advanced and more detailed sections of yahoo can be found– They are as follows…
Buy/sell/bid/etc, all the joys of an auction in the convenience of your home. Simply place a bid for the item of your choice and continue as you would in any auction.
Similar to the Yahoo Auction in that you can buy and sell things although in this case the product being sold is Cars.
Well this is pretty self explanatory – Classified adds. People can place personal advertisements to sell things.
Buy and sell housing.
Online shopping – Just about everything you could ever want available over the net.
Online holidays, booking, Day trips, Places to go. Everything you will ever need to no when booking a holiday.
A section of yahoo not unsurprising that it works in exactly the same way as the yellow pages own website. This section of Yahoo is provided by the Yellow Pages.
The stock market, insurance, banking, bill paying, loans and money management. A carefully planned and well-organised section of Yahoo.
All the latest news from around the Globe. Up to date and up to the minute news reports about events as they happen.
Listings of Match Fixtures, Scores, news on different sports personalities. This page is currently at quite a high usage capacity due to the hype generated by the World Cup.
The weather in your area. Or even the weather not in your area, its all here.
The following sections are primarily for yahoo members…
Keep the names, addresses, telephone numbers etc all stored safely in your Yahoo Address book, Names can be found quickly and easily due to the fact that they are all separated into alphabetical order.
Save space on your home computer by storing documents etc onlne.
Set up your calendar preferences, then add dates and times as you wish, reminders are then sent directly to your inbox.
How to pay for the pay to use yahoo services.
View yahoo’s content as you want to view it, check your emails. Everything can be viewed from this one single page. Another example of easy navigation.
The yahoo games section, again totally free, enables members to play games via a java applet. Games such as Pool, chess, and various card games are all part of this huge section.
Check your online Horoscope, see what the stars tell about your future.
The kids section of Yahoo, “Yahooligans” Jokes, games revision, Television, music, its all here, displayed in a uniquely colourful environment.
What’s on at the cinema? Film listings and times. Film release dates. Screen shots. Behind the scenes look at the latest film releases.
Music, artists, Radio, the charts.
TV Listings. Latest updates on what is happening in the soaps. Recent dramas.
The equivalent of the yahoo index.
And there you have it. A small insight into the world that is Yahoo. My advice is go and have a look, for a more personal service, go and view the relevant sub yahoo category to your area, I promise you wont be disappointed. Signing up is quick and easy, and this site is great for teenagers. Hours and hours can be spent surfing this site. And with its endless array of things to do, I cannot believe it possible to get bored whilst on the net.Thanks for reading, and please comment, All comments are gratefully received, good or bad.
Again many thanks and keep surfing.Desolate Cash
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