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Author Topic: Searchme - another visual search attempt  (Read 4048 times)

nudone

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Searchme - another visual search attempt
« on: April 23, 2008, 01:30:48 AM »
here's another Search Provider attempt to return visual results of pages found (i'd guess to be picked up by google if it has any success).

it has a nice way of doing it.



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Re: Searchme - another visual search attempt
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2008, 01:56:45 AM »
As someone involved in search lately, I was quite sceptical that this was a gimmick.

But the visual angle does help spot that pages are not what you want - and you can indentify spammy sites right away.
It is still slower than skimming text but it certainly could have a place in the search toolbox

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Re: Searchme - another visual search attempt
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2008, 07:03:22 PM »
Oh, it's finally open to the public. I wanted to try it as soon as I saw the review on Ars Technica, very slick, not as fast as searching with Google by a long shot, but it has its advantages.

BTW, should I be worried?

Screenshot - 24_04_2008 , 1_55_31.png

Translation: Security warning: You are just going to go to an address that contains an username. (Address details). Are you sure you want to go to this address? I clicked no, of course, the "crossdomain.xml" didn't sound too good, but perhaps I was a bit too skeptical

If I remember correctly, Google has been testing new ways of show searches using Flash and visual previews. Ah, here it is, remove the "flash" part in the URL if you want to use the non-Flash version. Note that the Flash version does not work with Opera :(

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Re: Searchme - another visual search attempt
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2008, 09:47:06 AM »
Isn't it the same as the viewing option the Mac's OSX (leopard) finder offers?

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Re: Searchme - another visual search attempt
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2008, 09:55:37 AM »
Seems like it would be a very inefficient way to look through results.  What the current search providers (Google, Yahoo, MSN) do is for a reason, it works.

Might be fun to play with once but not for everyday use...

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Re: Searchme - another visual search attempt
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2008, 10:29:24 AM »
Well, since Pagebull went down, I might try this one.
It was nice to use to see thumbnails of pages that you might remember by how it looks rather than the content, even though the content is what you're after.
Certainly not for the odd one-off searches for detailed info, but very useful nonetheless.
I, for one, am glad it's an option...

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Re: Searchme - another visual search attempt
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2008, 02:09:32 PM »
Isn't it the same as the viewing option the Mac's OSX (leopard) finder offers?

Yeah, it's very much like CoverFlow.