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Feb 10, 2011

Try Out The Qwiki Search Engine

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A friend of mine showed me the QWiki Alpha (Link). This stuff is amazing.

Instead of looking for terms, topics, filter search results, open multiple tabs in your browser – this engine wraps it all up for you in an almost human way. Visual presentation with many pictures, text, videos, and audio. 

You look for a person? The summary will tell you who he is, what he has done, how old is he, etc. A kind of summary that would probably take longer to look for "manually", while skipping between different websites. .

Now think of how great such kind of search concept can be for mobile devices? Where multiple tabs is harder, navigating through Google search results is cumbersome, and traffic is slow.

From the site:

"Qwiki's goal is to forever improve the way people experience information.

Whether you’re planning a vacation on the web, evaluating restaurants on your phone, or helping with homework in front of the family Google TV, Qwiki is working to deliver information in a format that's quintessentially human – via storytelling instead of search.

We are the first to turn information into an experience. We believe that just because data is stored by machines doesn’t mean it should be presented as a machine-readable list. Let's try harder."

Perfect way to find information on the fly, on the move, don't you think?

(Thanks Uri for the tip!)



1 comments:

Jason@Make Beats said...

Thanks for the recommendation Gil. I have heard of QWiki Alpha before from a friend of mine but I didn't look too much into it. However, after reading your brief review I think I'll check it out for myself.

I like what Qwiki said their goal was, "We are the first to turn information into an experience".

I think that one sentence is really what got me interested in seeing what they have to offer. Thanks for sharing as always.

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