Thursday, August 2, 2007

MySidekick : a social search engine that learns from you and gets smarter as you search.

MySidekick is a social search engine that learns from you and gets smarter as you search. We allow people to find and submit sites that are automatically tagged with terms used during the search session. These tagged sites are then anonymously shared with the mySidekick community to provide better results for all.

How it Works

When you search for stuff online, you might change your search request a few times before you finally find what you are looking for. In fact, if you're like the rest of us, you'll change your search request about three to four times during an average search. MySidekick groups these search requests together as a set of "tags" that describe the topic you and other people have researched.

They then use our special relevancy algorithms to figure out exactly which sites people liked for those tags, and promote those sites as the "People's Choice" for other mySidekick community members. When other people search for a similar topic, these tags help them more easily find what they are looking for in the People Choice's area. The end result is better search results for everyone.

Suggested Sites

Once you're signed in, you can also suggest a site that would be useful for a particular search request. If other people think your suggested site is relevant to their topic, the site will be placed higher in the results both for the tags you suggested and the tags that other people find relevant to the site.


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