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What ever happened to lycos?

Discussion in 'All Other Search Engines' started by rvrabel2002, Dec 31, 2009.

  1. #1
    I know they are still around, why did they fail as a search engine? I always though they were good.
    rvrabel2002, Dec 31, 2009 IP
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    olddocks Well-Known Member

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    they do offer search just old site missing.
    olddocks, Dec 31, 2009 IP
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    theapparatus Peon

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    rvrabel2002 Peon

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    I think its amazing how many search engines used to be around in those days, and look who is left standing
    rvrabel2002, Dec 31, 2009 IP
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    Badlands07 Well-Known Member

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    Actually they are coming back. It is a long story but they dd not own their name for awhile and recently the company had a consolidation and they are starting fresh again as they still get around 12-15 million searches through their site a month.
    Badlands07, Dec 31, 2009 IP
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    mhuy2x Peon

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    Yeah I have used Lycos before and I wonder what happened to them. It is going to be a good competition with Lycos being around again.
    mhuy2x, Jan 1, 2010 IP
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    megalodon Greenhorn

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    The recession got them
    megalodon, Jan 1, 2010 IP
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    Nawz Peon

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    Hard for the little ones to compete.
    Nawz, Jan 1, 2010 IP
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    babloodmax Banned

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    babloodmax, Jan 1, 2010 IP
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    SSV Peon

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    lol. That was very funny.
    SSV, Jan 3, 2010 IP
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    Badlands07 Well-Known Member

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    They lost the battle long time ago...
    milo_pl, Jan 3, 2010 IP
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    bluemouse2 Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone remember the time when we searched the Web using Altavista? :) Google wasn't even around.
    bluemouse2, Jan 3, 2010 IP
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    xecutable Greenhorn

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    Yeah I was using that all the time! Actually It was the best out there, when google wasn't around :) Sigh I miss the old times, but I love google as well
    xecutable, Jan 3, 2010 IP
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    Codythebest Notable Member

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    And when Netscape Navigator had 80% of the market and Internet Explorer had 20% :rolleyes:
    Codythebest, Jan 3, 2010 IP
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    xecutable Greenhorn

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    Yeah, in fact I was using Netscape! on top of that i was using AOL as well ha ha! And as a hosting provider, lycos and their angelfire service!
    xecutable, Jan 3, 2010 IP
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    bluemouse2 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah - I loved the loading bar in the status :) do you remember it?

    Let's not forget GeoCities who were kings :)
    bluemouse2, Jan 3, 2010 IP
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    Codythebest Notable Member

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    Our first site was on Geocities :)
    I was on Eureka/6800ish..
    Codythebest, Jan 3, 2010 IP
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    I used to use HotBot for search. They're still around, but it doesn't look like they've updated the site since 1996.
    christian231, Jan 3, 2010 IP