Thursday, February 03, 2005

Good article about Search Engines

Phil Bradley's regular column in Ariadne this month talks about what else users are looking for in a search engine. Not just how good is it (really who knows) but by features like toolbars that let them easily search without typing a whole URL, to watch for new email, to easily add items to a blog and so forth. So we are/will be beginning to see people look for bundles.

For my money, one of the very nice features of Firefox is that you can add as many search engines as you want to the tool bar. This kind of openness makes it appealing to librarians supporting public workstations.

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