Wednesday, April 18, 2007


There are some benefits to being a college student. We are enlightened to a world that we did not know. We become proficient in an area of expertise. We learn how to b.s. just about everything that we do while still maintaining some kind of work ethic. But the big one: we get to be test subjects for new products and developments!

Back in the "good 'ole days", our family members were given the "opportunity" to test new drugs (i.e. birth control), new scientific developments (i.e. exercise and working out is actually good for you, asbestos causes cancer, etc...) and even radical new technology (i.e. Pong). Today, college students are given benefits to new web based programs such as Ruckus, a free music database with a student e-mail address, Joost, free television for your computer and now hakia, a new search engine with benefits for trying it out!.

hakia is supposedly THE next big development in search engines. This search engine has references back to which would suggest that they are trying to modify and create a new way to search the internet.

The major benefit for just trying this site is the fact that you can fill out a feedback form and be entered to win gift cards with no binding contracts or spam included!

The search engine is supposedly a more complete way to find what you are looking for. You are able to type in a keyword, a question or a phrase and receive more relevant topics on the first page.

There is only one issue! I see very little difference, besides appearance, in comparison to Google or any other search engine out there. The results are the same and nothing seems to really blow my mind with how amazing this is compared to anything else.

There is hope in hakia-Lab, the research and development department for hakia. They are developing several different forms of searching through different mathematical concepts. This shows promise for this up and coming web development and I hope these concepts are fully realized and applied.

My suggestion, give it a try and see what you think. Let me know your thoughts. I may be under utilizing this tool, but it just seems to be very lackluster in the area of revolutionary.

Have a great day and as always, feel free to leave your comments.

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