engine - 4:46 pm on Sep 24, 2013 (gmt 0)
Lack of human control is the problem, as far as I see it. Humans are intelligent, but a search that tries to be too clever for its own good is only going to anger the sophisticated power user.
Why can we not have a search engine that offers the following options:
1. Potentially, will display every single piece of data it has indexed.
2. Has a series of check boxes for the user to select, or deselect to search options, such as video, social, news, etc.
3. Better still, includes a slider or control knob that allows users to scroll through educational sites, commercial sites, brand names, etc., all the way up to position 11 for the whole data set. A bit like tuning an old radio.
4. Add additional sliders to refine the search.
To satisfy the demand for money, every position on the slider refreshes the ads, allowing more ads to be displayed.
Display a cloud of linked search options users may wish to follow, again, helping refine the search.
Oh, and also show a simple search box that does it all for those that prefer.