Google – A find engine 08:58 on Thursday
Sami says he uses google to find links to pages he already knows and I attest to the same behaviour.
I think Google is moving from being a search engine, to being a find engine.
That’s what Google Desktop Search is about (well, in addition to being able to present ads based on the content of your hard drive…). It’s about using Google to find stuff you know you have, you’re not just sure where you have it.
The fact that user-filtered collections of data are preferred for searching new stuff is interesting. Not necessarily a testament to the power of folksonomy or any other way of navigating data, but at least a display of how much people trust crowds.