Wednesday, 3 December 2008

3. Advance search from Google - or not!

There are two new search related feature to mention here. One is "useful" while the other is "wait and see".

Google has a page of "featured" searches which allow quick access to a range of special areas. Searches include maps, conversions (like Celsius to Fahrenheit), and local restaurants. The significance is that it saves trying to find and type in all the right search words.

Google Features

However, I cannot be so enthusiastic about Google SearchWiki. It seems they (again?) have launched it too quickly, with fundamental problems like you cannot turn it off. It is supposed to improve personalised searches, but many commentators think it is far from ready. So no link is provided.

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