Thursday, September 07, 2006

Google Personalized Search (Beta)

In keeping with our (unintentional) Google theme this week, the ever-active folks behind Google now offer ways for you to personalize and customize your online searches. According to the Web site, Google Personalized Search offers the following features:

  • Orders your search results based on what you've searched for in the past.
  • Allows you to browse and search over your past searches, including the Web pages, images, and news headlines that you have viewed.
  • Allows you to bookmark your favorite Web sites and add labels and notes to them.

Two caveats. First, you must create a Google account before using this service. Second, those who zealously guard their online privacy should be aware that, with regard to the personalized search results and past searches features, Google will be storing information about your searches on its servers.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

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