Google experiments with new search technology
Google is currently trying out an interesting
new approach to search results among a small number of its users.
Where current search results show the page title and a couple of lines
of text, this experimental implementation places an expandable arrow
next to each result. When the arrow is clicked, the preview expands to a
couple of paragraphs as well as a picture from the site in some
instances. Below the preview, Google also places a search field to allow
users to search the site in question, along with some links to various
sections inside the site. Some screenshots of new search are available
on the CyberNet.
Macworld believes this is the first implementation of Orion, a search
technology recently acquired by Google from the University of New South
Wales in Sydney, Australia. Unfortunately, a Google spokeswoman told
Macworld: "[t]here's no set schedule when we'll roll out these sorts of
new ideas, if ever."