Originally Posted by canadianbroncosfan
Up hear we having something similar but it's called Alta Vista.
You guys wouldn't believe it either, I just set up my very own email account. It tells me "you've got mail" every time I get a message.
I used to use the **** out of AltaVista (circa '96), before I started thoroughly enjoying all of the amenities Yahoo offered (front page News, Finance, Sports, etc.). I pretty much used Yahoo up until about two years ago.
I finally made the switch to Google when I actually started searching more when I hit grad school and really needed Google Scholar. I still use Yahoo as my home page, but use Google to search.
I was actually super nitpicky about people saying "just Google it" when clearly, Google was not a verb. I finally got over that pet peeve.