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About Jeremy D. Zawodny

Jeremy Zawodny is the author of the popular Jeremy Zawodny's blog. Jeremy is part of the Yahoo search team and frequently posts in the Yahoo! Search blog as well.

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Please shut up about Google and CNet

I’m getting tired of this story. It was amusing for a minute or two, but seems to have stuck around far, far longer than it should have.

When Will Blogging Peak?

While I don’t claim to know or predict the future, I do feel like this whole blogging thing is gonna peak sooner or later.

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Talks To Yahoo

I’m listening to the audio stream from the Governator’s talk at Yahoo today. I’ll try to note bits and pieces here while still getting a bit of work done.

Technorati is for PR Professionals

What surprised me was how aggressively Mr Hirshberg was pitching Technorati’s expensive blog tracking services to this audience of agency and corporate communications professionals.

Who Picks Questions for The Governator?

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is coming to Yahoo! on Monday to speak. I know this because an all-company e-mail message came out a few days ago to let us know.

Put Add to My Web Links on Google

If you find yourself on Google occasionally and would like “add to my web” links on the search results, I have a Greasemonkey script for you.

My Web 2.0: Social Search

You know, life would be a bit less crazy for me if we weren’t trying to launch new stuff at work when I’m supposedly out on vacation. Thankfully, the world doesn’t revolve my schedule.

Surprising User Expectations

One of the most enlightening experiences I’ve had in my 5+ years at Yahoo was sitting in on some usability tests. Being on the “watching” side of the one way glass is fun.

Heading to New Orleans for Webmaster World Conference

I’m off to New Orleans for the Webmaster World Search conference. It looks like the weather will be a bit warmer and more humid than I’m used to.

Yahoo Search vs. Google and Technorati: Link Counts and Analysis

In what I’m sure will become a heavily linked to article, Tristan Louis offers up his recent analysis. I haven’t had time to digest it fully, but his conclusions are…

Death to IMAP Clients

After a long drawn out experience with numerous email clients (mutt/isync, mutt/mailsync, Thunderbird, Eudora, Mail.app, even Outlook Express in a moment of desperation)…

WordPress Search, Powered by Yahoo!
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Last week Matt Mullenweg asked me a few questions about the Yahoo! Web Search API and Yahoo! Site Search. It turned out that he was looking for a better way to provide search for WordPress.org and thought we had just what he needed.

LAMP Engineer Needed for New Yahoo! Site…

Jeff Boulter (engineering manager for Y! News) is looking for a few good hackers for a new Yahoo! site focused on technology …

Google Playing Catch Up; Corrections for Stephanie Olsen

So I’m reading Google readying Web-only video search over on ZDNet and am struck by a few things. First off, this “web-only” moniker is a bit odd. I read the whole article and was still left not entirely sure what “web-only” really means.

Yahoo! Local Send Bookmarklet

Brian Cantoni, a fellow Yahoo, has written a bookmarklet for IE and Firefox that makes Yahoo! Local URLs a bit more e-mail friendly (meaning it strips the cruft).

Google’s Polite and Human Take Down Notice

As has been widely reported, Bret Taylor (PM for Google Maps) sent a “take down” notice to gMerge because it was violating the Google Maps Terms of Service.

Asa Understands Normal Users and Firefox Users

It’s always refreshing to know that the folks working on some of the highest profile open source projects realize that they (well, “we”) live in our own bubble…

CDs, Visual Memory, and Digital Music Subscriptions

While waiting for someone to show up to a meeting, a few of us were chatting about music. Greg was playing a selection from his “music that’d scare you about the rest of my music collection” (or something like that).

Secrets of Product Development and What Journalists Write

Before I came out to California to work at Yahoo, I watched the business and culture of Silicon Valley from a distance. I read lots of the trade rags, tech web sites, and books about early Internet companies (the Netscape era).

Google Sitemap vs. Ping Servers

Sometimes I’m a little surprised by how long some ideas take to bubble up. Other times I’m surprised by the form they take.

Yahoo! Employee Blog Guidelines: The Official Version And My Own Advice

After a lot of work internally, the Yahoo! Employee Blog Guidelines have been published. Yahoo! employees can find them on Backyard (our corporate Intranet) and the rest of you can get the PDF file by clicking that link.

GMail vs. Thunderbird: GMail wins!

I don’t really remember why I decided to do this, but roughly a month and a half ago I began automatically forwarding copies of all my email to my GMail account.

Google Personalized Home Page Makes It More Portal Like

“Google is not a portal!” they cry. “Google is different…” we’re told. But a funny thing happened today.

RSS Feeds for Yahoo! Web, News, Image, and Video Searches

I’m a little surprised that people still ask me “when will you guys have RSS feeds available for your search results?”…