I love glue.

No, not like in kindergarten when Ryan and Jona, the coolest kids, started eating the paste that came in the stubby white plastic jars with the stick attached to the lid. We used Popsicle sticks to get it out of the jar so that the whole table could share one jar of paste.

Anyway, back to the point. Glue is a cool thing from Yahoo. Now I’d be the first to admit that Yahoo has a geek-cred-gap. Given that cred-gap, it is really nice to be able to point to something well done and say, hey, I use that. Doug thinks the tools and rules put out by my team are one of those cool things. I think Yahoo! Search Assist, the drop-down help menu, is fab. I can’t spell at all, and, to be honest, I kind of suck at picking out those perfect words to narrow my search to just what I want. Search assist saves me so much time. Granted, this may mean I spend less time looking at ads, but next time I search, I choose Yahoo, because it makes my life easier.

Believe it or not, they’ve done it again!

Glue. Sweet sweet glue. (Dan, you’ll note the tea reference no doubt. Though, frankly, I don’t love glue as much as tea. Glue is great, tea is a necessity of life).

Glue is a search results page that already includes results from many of the sites I would have visited first anyway. It pulls in information from ordinary search results as well as many other sources such as; wikipedia, eBay, flickr, travel, train schedules, News, Google Blogs, maps, Local, Answers, YouTube, or shopping. The exact sources seem to vary by search term, but the end result is fantastic. It makes researching and getting an overall vision so much easier. Straight away you find useful information. You can then delve into classic search results better educated.

I just need Glue and Search Assist. I love Glue, but I still can’t spell.

Note: Keep in mind that not all search terms have a glue page, some I found interesting were, mumbai, cricket, honda, parliament, Barack Obama, and You Me aur Hum (A Bollywood movie, that made me cry so much on the plane home from the Singapore Performance Bootcamp, that the stewardesses kept offering me more drinks).