This week I was doing some research on php and unicode. I put my search terms into Google and just wasn’t getting what I wanted. It was kind of frustrating.
An hour or two later, I decided to try something different. I’d used del.icio.us as my search engine. I found exactly what was I looking for.
It really makes the case that human-powered search may be the direction where things should go. Yahoo was genius for snatching del.icio.us up.
You’ve seen so many other services which want you to enter in explicit feedback about a Web site (digg, stumble upon) but it just doesn’t make complete sense. It’s hard to get a lot of involvement. With del.icio.us, they take advantage of the natural instinct to bookmark a Web page and organize those bookmarks.