The MetaSieve Blog

December 19, 2008

Google: The Bling Bling Search Engine

Filed under: Uncategorized — Björn Wilmsmann @ 3:25 am

Google has just added more bells and whistles to their notorious SearchWiki feature. Now SearchWiki sports a ‘Star Wars’-like sound effect when deleting an item from a search result list.

Google apparently is on the right track. Instead of improving boring stuff like the actual search algorithm and the resulting rankings they turn to more important things: 1.) Improving search results by having human evaluators do the work their once renowned PageRank algorithm doesn’t seem to capable of anymore. 2.) Adding nifty Web 2.0-ish effects so the users are so enamoured with the UI they don’t take care of the actual search results anymore.

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