Tuesday, October 31, 2006

The Future Of Search?

Cool dude Eddie of The Rad Report left a comment on my last post expressing the opinion that I am pretty good at finding useful websites (thanks Eddie).

I must admit that I am a bit of a search geek. How do I know I am search geek?

Well I can tell you exactly where I was and what I was doing several years ago when I first read about a new search engine called "Google." Yes I like search that much. I actually have fun looking for things or being challenged to find something on the internet by coming up with the right combination of terms. That is why anything that brings a new twist on search is pretty exciting to me.

One such website that I came across today is Flowser (Think flowers + browser to pronounce it). It is a little bit rough to play with at this point, but essentially it takes the next step in searching, away from a written list results format to a "spider-web" or connection based result using graphics.

Right now what it searches is the amazon.com database and produces results across their product lines related to the search term in graphical form. While it is limited to Amazon right now, one can see the potential on any website that is based on connections, like Mybloglog.

I don't know if it is the future of search, bit it is worth a look.

Thanks to the guys at The Stalwart, which is how I first found out about the site.

3 comments:

Eddie said...

hey thx for the props Steve! HAd you ever heard of dmoz.org? Looks interesting.

Steven said...

I had not but it looks pretty cool.

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