Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Search you can trust? (With Added Librarians)

With this latest launch, they’re expanding their focus on relevance by engaging with librarians to manually compile lists of “trusted” sites for particular categories. They say that “Google (and others like Google) don’t make the distinction of what is credible (or quality) what is not.” They note Sir Tim Berners-Lee’s recent comments when launching the World Wide Web Foundation that new systems are needed that give trustworthiness labels to web sites that have been proven to be reliable sources.

SearchEngineLand explains.

Hakia explains its "trusted results scheme".

Hakia itself for a test.

A search engine with librarian backed verification? Sounds good. But can any search engine compete with Google?

Or is that a too era-centric question?

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