Saturday, March 6, 2010

Google drops SearchWiki for Starred results.... :(

Courtesy Google Operating System Blog
Google has removed their Search Wiki Feature in-exchange for a Starred results option. Google is slowly rolling this update out, if you still see your searchwiki, it will be gone within a few days according to Google.

I have to say I don't like this personally

I loved the ability to move certain results to the top when they are relevant to me.
I loved the ability to delete certain results, even it's POOF was cute and needed to stay
They removed the ability to comment on certain results

 Googles Search Wiki allowed users to move their results either to the top or the bottom of the page to make results more relevant to them. It also allowed users to comment on sites which I never found the use for but many people probably like leaving themselves notes about sites.

Now Google has released a feature that is basically Bookmarking straight from the search page....
They're stars, Google made it so you can star a result so then when you search again for similar searches it will display that at the top, and also it will add the result to your bookmarks in Google Docs, Chrome and Firefox(if you have it enabled in Firefox and Chrome)

Yes it's not that bad of an idea. However I personally don't favorite/bookmark a site before I check it out... so the whole star thing is flat out stupid.

at-least let us OPT-IN to the feature.

Google's post about removing SearchWiki

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