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June 3, 2009

Google Squared

Google Squared is live.  It is a grid representation of search results, particularly useful if building lists of comparable results.  The main page has some sample searches.  I used cat breeds as a sample and it brought up a list of 10 different breeds with links for additional results at the bottom of the page.  Signing into Google lets a user save Squared searches, though one does not need to have a Google ID to use Squared .  I thought I could fool it by typing in the name of the WB cartoon Pinky and the Brain.  I wasn't sure what I would get, but Google Squared came through with episode lists and DVD offerings.  Not bad at all.  

It doesn't work with legal materials much unless they can be categorized.  The generic term "contract of adhesion" stumped it.  Typing in Fourth Amendment as a search did build a list of amendments to the Constitution, though columns the search engine added to the results included Prior History, Dissent, and Majority.  Searching Civil Procedure brought up results with different additional columns, including ISBN, Format, and Publisher.  Additional information changes with the search results.  This may be a fun feature of Google with which to play.  You can find it here.

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Strange, such a silent introduction. Hardly any news on going live on the web... But found your article via Google Squared : )


Posted by: γιδω | Jun 4, 2009 4:20:15 AM

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