Yahoo Contextual Search

Everyone’s going bonkers with all the flavors of search features that are cropping up everywhere. The latest is Yahoo’s new contextual search tool (shorthand Y!Q). Here’s an example of it in action.
Search Engine Watch breaks it all down very nicely with some beefy analysis (as usual). News.com also reported on it.
Is it me, or is all this stuff coming out of the big three search engines starting to sound more like noise and less like anything really useful? Google and Yahoo let you search videos (um why?), A9 (Amazon’s bastard child of a search engine) let’s you walk up and down streets in major cities (no, really). Everyone needs to just take a deep breath and calm down.

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