NYT: The Online Search Party: A Way to Share the Load


Excerpt from New York Times Article:

The Online Search Party: A Way to Share the Load
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/23/business/23novelties.html

OPPORTUNITIES for social networking abound on the Internet, but not when it comes to one standard job: using a browser and search engine to comb the Web for information. That task is still typically done solo, because browser displays and search procedures have traditionally been designed for a single user.

Now tools are being developed by Microsoft and other companies that let people at different computers search as a team, dividing responsibilities and pooling results and recommendations in a shared Web space on the browser display as they plan a family vacation, for instance, or research a medical problem.

MY COMMENT:
Give it a try from Microsoft SearchTogether (Beta)

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