The Exclamation Point on Yahoo

What is so special about the exclamation point on Yahoo?

yahoo logo1 The Exclamation Point on Yahoo

Intructions:

1. Turn on the speakers
2. Raise the volume
3. Head over to Yahoo
4. Click on the exclamation point located near the logo
5. ?

Does anyone know when did they add this new “feature” of the yahooooooo sound?

It is strange, unique, different from all the other search engines (can’t imagine Google or MSN doing something similar), but in the end it is pleasing and I can’t stop clicking the damn exclamation point.

PS – please excuse my paintbrush skills (arrow) on the yahoo logo but I had a point to make.


Comments

  1. Its there in IE7… quiet, but it is there… weird.

  2. It has been there for as long as I can remember.

  3. Joe Blow says:

    There was even a lawsuit regarding the use of it.
    You guys must be young and didn’t live in the pre-google era.

  4. That’s news to me, and I’m old enough to remember navigating the Yahoo! directory tree (pre-search). You know, the old days. Like, nine years ago.

  5. Works in IE but not Firefox. What’s up with that?

  6. Bill Curnow says:

    Works just fine in Firefox.

  7. final_cloud says:

    hmm..
    that’s a nice voice.i bet he would win a prize from his leader for this

  8. Everything is coming up Milhouse says:

    Actually when you click on it, its like a time machine back to 1998….

    Hence the name.

    Remember the commercials? They also capitalized on same idea the giddy world of pho-net-ics.

  9. Azizy Aris says:

    It doesn’t work with Firefox!

  10. this does not work wat r we doin wrong we turn up our volume all the way click on exclamation point and it dosnt do anything!!!!!!!!!

  11. the same thing that happened 2 #13 it does not work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. i think it doesn’t work anymore

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