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Friday, July 21, 2006

Read/WriteWeb: Search 2.0 vs Traditional Search

Read/WriteWeb: Search 2.0 vs Traditional Search

Although, search 2.0 seems catchy and following the ever growing fad around web2.0 but I think the whole concept of social networking and users driving the relevancy as opposed to a search engine is a concept nobody can dismiss. The new era of community driven search engines is where you will find the "next google". I am really impressed by "swicki" and "rollyo" as they enable you to narrow your search based on the collective wisdom of the community thus making the results more relevant.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 Beta 3

My favorite internet browser for sometime has been Maxthon. I simply love the tabbed interface and the important "Ad Blocker" capability. I also use Maxthon as my RSS feed aggregator. Couple of downsides of Maxthon include the support of custom toolbars like google toolbar and del.icio.us buttons.
The promise and capabilities of Microsoft IE 7 seemed pretty good, so I decided to install the beta 3 product. I have been using this only for a day ... and my first impressions are really POSITIVE. It appears to me that Microsoft is finally listening to its users and have incorporated some of the key capabilities that I have come to expect from any browser (like the tabbed interface, integrated RSS capabilities, popup blocker, etc.). I will blog more about my experience with IE7 after I start using it more regularly.

Reinventing this Blog

I plan to reinvent this blog and bring some clear focus to it. Originally I wanted this blog to be purely a collection of ramdom thoughts and notes with the target audience being just me and maybe a couple of my close friends, but I have realized that this lacks passion around any specific topic. So, I intend to reinvent this space to talk about my passion which is all about web and mostly around web2.0. "Tune-in" to hear me rant about all the great things happening around this amazing phenomenon "web2.0".