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From Ask Bjoern Hansen <>
Subject Re: Funny stuff
Date Mon, 13 Mar 2000 09:39:01 GMT
On Mon, 6 Mar 2000, Dean Gaudet wrote:

> one solution is to build a distributed search engine which takes into
> account your personal tastes and can't easily be tainted by corporate
> interests.
> for example, your search profile is based on the email you read, and the
> web pages you visit (through a proxy which collects the stats).  your
> profile is augmented by those of people you trust -- the trust model is
> part of your profile.

Yeah, the thing on steroids.

A friend of mine keeps rambling about doing something like what you
suggested. To keep it simpler you could keep it to only searching in each
others bookmarks (which (for netscape at least) could be kept central with
netscape roaming access). "The trust model" would still be a lot of
thought and code though.

So as you say, it's a lot of development to get to work.

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