Wednesday, November 26, 2008

SEARCHING IS SUCH A LONELY BUSINESS…

Or has been, until now:

Opportunities for social networking abound on the Internet, but using a browser and search engine to comb the Web for information is still typically done solo, because browser displays and search procedures have traditionally been designed for a single user.

Now tools are being developed that enable people at different computers to perform a team search as they plan a family vacation, research a medical problem, or perform other such searches.

Meredith R. Morris, a computer scientist at Microsoft Research in Redmond, Wash., has created SearchTogether, a collaborative search tool that is now available in a test version as a free download (the program is designed to work with the Internet Explorer 7 browser).

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