Yahoo Sets Wikipedia App To Default

    January 15, 2009
    WebProNews Staff

On Wikipedia’s eight birthday, Yahoo has set its Wikipedia Searchmonkey app on by default. The application pulls more information from Wikipedia and makes it viewable in the search results.

Wikipedia results will appear with deep links to as many as four sections of the article about the searched-for topic, a photo if one appears in the corresponding article, and a snippet from the top of the article.

For example, if one were to conduct a search on Cyrus the Great of Persia, the result would appear like this:

Yahoo Sets Wikipedia App To Default

Yahoo says users always have the option to turn the Searchmonkey app off, or can choose from other reference source apps from HowStuffWorks, eHow, CIA World Factbook, Merriam-Webster, and others.