| 2:58 pm on Oct 4, 2003 (gmt 0)|
Ask Jeeves for Kids - directly targeted at kids, as someone said, 'Give me a child before the age of 7 and they are mine for life'
| 3:01 pm on Oct 4, 2003 (gmt 0)|
The kids may have seen the butler on TV ads and thought that Ask Jeeves was a good place to search.
Was there any mention of Yahooligans?
| 8:06 am on Oct 5, 2003 (gmt 0)|
No, but I'll get more info, assuming we start speaking again soon.:(
| 11:42 am on Oct 5, 2003 (gmt 0)|
I think the key point here is in the way the questions were constructed. 'How do you?' type questions are well suited to how Ask Jeeves has been marketed with the supposed question format searching.
| 11:56 am on Oct 5, 2003 (gmt 0)|
Maybe they had a computer class in which a teacher gave them pointers to do research on the Internet ... and that's how they knew to go to Jeeves with their "questions."
(Just a guess. I feel like going to Jeeves and typing, "How did the kids know to use AskJeeves instead of Google?" But I won't.)
| 3:29 pm on Oct 5, 2003 (gmt 0)|
>assuming we start speaking again soon
uh-oh, that doesn't sound good. best of luck with that.
| 5:48 am on Oct 6, 2003 (gmt 0)|
But when I heard the name "AskJeeves" I thought, the search engine was made for questions, I mean Ask-Jeeves, Where you can ask a question to Jeeves-the-butler so I tried a few queries and hey, wow, It doesn't give much info about the pages such as 'Cached' etc. but still its good for asking it questions.
Once I remember I was playing 'Who wants to be a millionaire', a Macromedia Flash Computer Game Simulator thing (Doesn't give you money though :( but anyway, as I was playing, I was kinda cheeting, I tried questions on Google got some extra un-wanted results, tried them on AskJeeves, and hey, the answer was in the snippet! Still Jeeves in pretty good at answering questions but not that good in different kinda things.