Digital Youth & Education Initiative, operated by Yahoo! The service was built around the feedback of a Yahoo Teachers: Social Network for Teachers" href=" target="_blank"teacher community and enabled educators to create, modify and share standards-based curriculum. ] The service also provided curated web search results, the ability to share learning materials with parents' and students', maintain classroom blogs, groups and lists, network with other teachers' and create a public e Portfolio. The project team first began working on the project in late 2005. invited a cadre of teachers, media specialists, and librarians to come spend a week on the Yahoo! Teachers was a social networking service, part of an internal Yahoo! The project was an internal start-up established with executive sponsorship from Jerry Yang and Jeff Weiner.
The term "hierarchical" described how the Yahoo database was arranged in layers of subcategories.
The term "oracle" was intended to mean "source of truth and wisdom", and the term "officious", rather than being related to the word's normal meaning, described the many office workers who would use the Yahoo database while surfing from work.
However, Filo and Yang insist they mainly selected the name because they liked the slang definition of a "yahoo" (used by college students in David Filo's native Louisiana in the late 1980s and early 1990s to refer to an unsophisticated, rural Southerner): "rude, unsophisticated, uncouth." This meaning derives from the Yahoo race of fictional beings from Gulliver's Travels. Like many search engines and web directories, Yahoo added a web portal.
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