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Pick of the Week - Mahalo.com March 2nd - 8th, 2008

Mahalo.comMahalo.com is a fairly new website dedicated to improving the way we search the internet. Often times large search engines such as Google come up with content that is not really related to what you are searching for. Mahalo is here to change all of that, with what it calls human-powered search. The concept is absolutely brilliant, and thus why I chose it for this week's pick of the week.

There are several great things about Mahalo, and after using the software a bit more, it becomes more and more apparent that this is truly the way search should be done. But before I get into details about Mahalo itself, let's talk a bit about why Mahalo is just so revolutionary. For years search engines like Google or Yahoo! have relied on bots to crawl the web and filter out content. These bots see only the text on the page, and will pick up on words that are used often. This isn't all that goes into the search algorithm, but this is roughly how data on websites is filtered into the search engine's listings. So say, for example, you're looking for a photo of a rose, so you type "rose" into Google. Google will display all of the pictures it can find with the word "rose" attached to an image. So you could get a picture of a rose, a picture of someone named rose, and many other different types of images. This doesn't typically pose too much of a problem, but when you are searching for something specific, and want a certain result, it can become tedious to filter through the results.

Okay so now that we have a very brief explanation of how a search engine works and the problems that may arise, let's talk a bit about Mahalo. The creators of Mahalo realized that this can be quite a problem, especially if you're looking for a range of content and opinions on that content. So, they developed the search site Mahalo which combines the search system of Google with a system of what I would call social searching. The idea is that people who are members of the site(which is free to sign up for) can add websites or pages to a specific search. The idea is that people can expand the content provided by the search to include content they were looking for when they searched for the same topic. So if you punch "rose" into Mahalo, you get several categories of links, such as "images" or the "Mahalo top 7" which makes it much easier to find the specific content you are looking for. Also, if you search for something that people have yet to tag pages to, it displays the Google search results and gives you the option to add content to that topic. Mahalo clearly is the way that search should be done.

Although I really do feel that this is the ideal form of search engine design, and that the team at Mahalo really has something going here, it is difficult to know for sure whether it will really catch on against a giant such as Google. The problem here is really that for Mahalo to become a great search engine, it needs to have a large community of people who update and post content to the pages. Without people being active in adding content, they will go nowhere. Luckily, it is rather clear that there is a fairly large following on this site and with more and more people becoming active in the online community, Mahalo has nowhere to go but up. Hopefully this search engine will really become the next big thing, since it will make finding specific content on the internet much easier, and makes for a much smoother transition to those who are not familiar with searching on the internet.

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