Blind Search Is Cool
Blind Search is one of my favorite new toys. It lets you search for something on Google, Bing and Yahoo simultaneously, and lines up the results in three columns. The catch? It doesn’t tell you which search engine each column of search results comes from — rather, it asks you which results you think are the best. I’m pretty sure the results are going to surprise you.
<dt class='gallery-icon'> <a href="https://cdn.pmylund.com/blog/content/2009/08/blindsearch_before.png" title='Blind Search before voting'><img width="150" height="150" src="https://cdn.pmylund.com/blog/content/2009/08/blindsearch_before-150x150.png" class="attachment-thumbnail" alt="Before voting" title="Blind Search before voting" /></a> </dt> <dd class='wp-caption-text gallery-caption'> Before voting </dd></dl><dl class='gallery-item'> <dt class='gallery-icon'> <a href="https://cdn.pmylund.com/blog/content/2009/08/blindsearch_after.png" title='Blind Search after voting'><img width="150" height="150" src="https://cdn.pmylund.com/blog/content/2009/08/blindsearch_after-150x150.png" class="attachment-thumbnail" alt="After — Oh!" title="Blind Search after voting" /></a> </dt> <dd class='wp-caption-text gallery-caption'> After — Oh! </dd></dl><br style="clear: both" /> <br style='clear: both;' />
One thing is for sure; whenever I turn out voting for Bing, they’ll gain significantly more of my respect than when they tried to turn me over with a $1.15 meal and a ten grand hidden treasure, especially since the guy behind Blind Search works for Microsoft. It’s too bad that the site isn’t officially endorsed by the company — what better way to win over users and market your product than to empirically demonstrate its prowess?