Free Hogg

01.12.06

Wink Tools are good.

Filed under: Search, Web — Hogg @ 9:59 pm

Update 2: Maybe it hasn’t cooked long enough. I don’t know what the blogmarklet is supposed to do, but I couldn’t get it to do anything. I’ll let you know if I figure it out.

Update: I saw on Wink tonight that they have a blogmarklet. It lets you add Wink tags to your blog post. Let’s try it out:

Not really paying attention to the Wink homepage, I hadn’t noticed the Wink Tools that are available.

For those of you who are unaware, Wink is a new search engine that combines the powers of the social web with the incredible search abilities of Google. When you perform a search on Wink, it not only gives you the results from Google, but it searches things like digg, Slashdot, Furl, Yahoo! MyWeb, and others. You can also tag and create collections of search results.

Anyways, the tools that they have include a search plug-in for Firefox and a bookmarklet to tag pages.

So, if you haven’t started using Wink yet, do it!

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4 Comments »

  1. Wink is the best…i just installed the wink tag bookmarklet to my bookmark toolbar and plan to use it alot. if you get a chance email me your username on there and I will check out your wink..but I think I might be able to guess it anyways 😀

    Later

    Jeff
    teknokool.net

    Comment by Jeff — 01.12.06 @ 10:24 pm

  2. I founded a similar tool called seekum. However Seekum rather then focus on delicious, furl, digg and bookmarking sites focuses on allowing users to change the results by voting them up or down.

    Comment by Michael Whitney — 01.13.06 @ 1:17 pm

  3. Wink is an interesting tool. How many people do you think Wink will need to have using their site on a regular basis to really influence results enough to make them more relevant to users?

    Comment by Ed Kohler — 01.15.06 @ 12:24 am

  4. Good Question Ed…I think it will take a lot. Probably several thousand on each and every query. Using statistics you can pretty much say that a random sample of a thousand or so people will give pretty much the consensus of every one else anyway. It’s the same way polling works when presidency is up for voting.

    Comment by Michael Whitney — 01.17.06 @ 12:05 am


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