Man, the pace of announcements is starting to feel overwhelming in the search space. Yahoo today is launching its MyWeb beta, an amalgam and update of many of its personalization features into one service. Yahoo calls it a “personal search engine, ” it features improved search history, robust sharing and annotation features, integration with Yahoo 360, and API support. I have not had time to play with it, but I am looking forward to using it.
We’re certainly in something of an arms race now, with Google and Yahoo the main perpetrators, and MSN playing catch up to boot. Is this good for the consumer of search and internet services? Surely in the long term, but I worry that the relentless stream of new features and services will start to deaden interest in the space.