Monday, May 25, 2009

Search on Fire with Ubiquity

I just downloaded Ubiquity,a Firefox, Flock plug in. This puts tasks at your fingertips.
I'm writing a Gmail and I 'm telling a friend about a restaurant. I launch U using a customized shortcut and write maps in Ubiquity's window and a locator map for the restaurant appears. Now click the map and then click insert in the lower right corner and the map is insereted into your e-mail. Gmail only trick for now. Now my friend has directions to the restaurant. Write Yelp and the name of the restaurant in U's window and a review pops up, that also can be inserted into the body of the e-mail. Write add calendar with a note and time and it will be added to your calendar.Write wiki and a word you're looking up and a Wikipedia list appears in a window Click the word and it takes you to Wikipedia. Write Twitter, then write a tweet and it will post directly to Twitter. It also does translations,tiny urls,calculations,video searches, highlights and edits to web pages. Play around with it. Check out the demos on YouTube and Ubiquity's home page. Have fun and stay connected

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Search Engines Gone Wild

Google needs to watch out. The search engine business is opening up in a fun and hip way.
Enter Twine, a what's happening at the moment search engine with social connectivity.You can go with search,news RSS, make connections,all based on the concept of a semantic web platform.
Hakia states from their site, that it is a general purpose "semantic" search engine, dedicated to quality search experience. To achieve this goal, their team aspires to establish a new standard of focus, clarity and credibility in Web search.
Kosmix is an engine that organizes the Internet into topic pages allowing you to check out the the Web by topic. It comes with a dashboard of videos, photos, news, commentary, opinion, communities and tons of links to related topics
If you want to find out what's going on the web in real time then you need to try out
Tweetmeme also gives you the 411 on the web in real time
Launching in May will be another called Wolfram Alpha
A couple of the non- traditional engines are still out there in Cuil, Searchme,Cooliris and some more traditional in Dogpile and Polycola.
Have a good search and stay connected.

Monday, May 4, 2009

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