Webometric Thoughts

August 21, 2007

Tafiti search engine launches…and I like it

Filed under: Microsoft,Silverlight,Tafiti — admin @ 7:57 pm

Microsoft have just launched a new search engine using their Silverlight technology. Taking advantage of their Wondows Live ID users can drag results from the search engine off to one side where they can be tagged and returned to at a later date.

Whilst the general feel of the search engine is nice, there are a few oddities, such as the tree view:

..and other bits which take a while to get used to, such as rather than ‘more’ taking you to another page of search results, the search results are added to the bottom of the page.

Rather than its primary purpose being a new search engine, it seems to be to promote Silverlight, nonetheless I like it, and will try to use it on those occasions I remember to stop typing “google”.

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