Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Spock - Search for your Friends

Spock is a free people and information search that is pretty cool.

What can be better that to be able to search people by name or by a "tag" consisting of a personal piece of information (e.g.Brown hair,likes Quiznos,etc).These tags can be created by the person or by other Spock members. If you are a member you can add relevant tags to people that will help others searches be more relevant.

You can voice an opinion about a person by voting for or against a tag(this includes pictures as well). Although this is not a social network they do have some capabilities such as messaging. Within a search result are links to a person's other locations on the web (e.g. homepage, MySpace, Wikipedia, blog, etc.)

A search that I completed was for my favorite country singer. To check out the site I searched for "man in black". Well, guess what result came back. Yes, if you are any kind of country fan you would know that Johnny Cash should be the answer.

Well, it did come back with Johnny Cash. The tag "man in black" was associated with him alogn with several other tags. However, I did not see a tag that indicated that Cash was an Arkansas native. Therefore, I added this tag to his name. Therefore, later searches will pick up on that tag.

Pretty cool!

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