Google launches new search service
Google has launched its new search service, nicknamed Google Base. According to the press release, Google Base is an initiative designed for end-users to make their own information, thoughts, or data available on any given topic. One of the key differences between Google Base and Google is the former's reliance on what Google calls "attributes." While labels and keywords are available to classify or describe data, attributes are meant to convey an item's characteristics or qualities. Google is actively encouraging anyone with information they want to share to go ahead and share it. It'll be interesting to see if Google Base evolves into more of an individualized, eclectic collection of data, versus a giant network of spam and misinformation on any given topic.