miércoles, 8 de agosto de 2007
Spock: El buscador de personas de la red
Spock es un nuevo buscador focalizado en personas. Este buscador recoge información de sitios de los rincones más inhóspitos de internet. Este motor centra sus búsquedas en areas que indexan mucha información sobre personas como wikipedia, sitios de fotos, Blogs y las redes sociales (social networks).
Spock se atribuye el 30% de las búsquedas online disputándole un espacio importante a gigantes como Google y Amazon.
Spock receibió $7 milliones de Opus Capital and Clearstone Venture Partners.
Aunque este buscador es muy nuevo su tecnología es muy prometedora. Estar atentos a este nuevo buscador.
Searching for a person brings up all relevant data from many people information rich web destinations. Searching for Barbara Boxer, for example, brings up numerous tags such as senator, pro-choice politician and Democrat along with an option to insert extra tags. Links to websites at which users can find more information are provided, also with a place for users to add more. Finally, a short bio (usually from wikipedia) can be found with additional basic info.
To avoid bunching people with similar or the same name into one overflowing profile, spock’s search engine has an automated “de-duping” process which separates people and gives them their own profile page.
Information is mostly aggregated from existing sites and profiles, however, individual users who “claim” their profile on spock have more weight determining key tags and other subjective information. To identify a user who has claimed their own profile, spock double checks that your email address matches with the correct profile on other social networking sites. Although users will have more control over their own profiles, there will undoubtedly be editing battles between the average user and people with more public identities.
An additionally interesting and intuitive feature spock offers is relationship tracking. spock links people together based on data in their search index and also through information added by users. Linking people by relationships is a key feature of social networks and certainly shouldn’t be lost in a people search engine.
ay Bhatti Co-founder/VP product
Hongche Liu Chief Information Architect
Jaideep Singh Co-founder/CEO
Rahul Prakash VP Growth Strategy