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The Friday Post #19: A Visual Search Engine, 4HourSearch and Anatomical Knitting

Here’s the Friday Post #19 for October 10, 2008.  Try to get your mind off the plunging stock market and consider these visual treats:

Photo credit: http://4hoursearch.com – All rights reserved – Copyright 2008
  • Try a new search engine4HourSearch. The screenshot above shows retrievals for “alternative search engines”. The creators said they wrote the code in four hours, so that’s what they named it.

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  • TimeRime.com. Here’s a very nice search tool for seeing visual portrayals of timelines. Here is an example:  Milestones in the life of Barack Obama, shown below:

Photo credit: http://timerime.com – All rights reserved – Copyright 2008

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2 responses to “The Friday Post #19: A Visual Search Engine, 4HourSearch and Anatomical Knitting

  1. Leila Boujnane October 10, 2008 at 11:20 AM

    Another suggestion to get rid of the market blues is to play with our multicolour search: this search project allows you to search 10 million creative commons photographs from flickr using colours and colours only. Up to 10 colours in total. Have a look:
    http://labs.ideeinc.com/multicolr/
    but please please don’t blame me if you end up spending hours playing! 🙂

    Leila

  2. creaky15 October 10, 2008 at 5:39 PM

    Thanks, Leila, it truly is an amazing search tool! You are correct, using Multicolr Search Lab is addictive. I will write about it in a future Friday Post.

    Have you seen http://Wordle.net, where you can create your own word clouds?

    Thanks for sending me this link!
    Creaky

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