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Furl擬定發展路向

自Looksmart收購了Furl後,他們最近終於有新的舉動,就是推出了Firefox Extension,並且更新了他們的IE Toolbar,讓你在兩個主要的瀏覽器上,都可以更方便使用Furl的服務。

不過筆者更期待的是Looksmart下一步如何使用Furl。今早在Mailbox中找到Furl的Newsletter,當中他們介紹了未來的計劃:

Very soon, we will unveil integrated Web search results, and will also start providing an alert when you save an item that already exists in your archive. Next on tap will be the ability to search across all public archives, followed by the long-awaited Groups functionality.

一如筆者之前所估計,Looksmart會將Furl的Bookmark及Archive部份整合至自己的Search功能上。另一個有用的功能當然就是「search across all public archives」,說不定在首頁中,Looksmart會直接讓我們搜尋Furl Public Archive。Search Looksmart與Search Public Archive隨時會讓你得出不同的結果。事實上,Social Bookmark早應讓人搜尋Public Archive內的Bookmark,因為當中有很多的資料未必可以在搜尋器上找到的。

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