Google creates themed communities around the search service

    Google Co-op is another recent Google service that has just opened. In fact, this is an attempt to create virtual communities based on Google in order to improve the quality of the search engine.

    On the one hand, Google Co-op is a community of registered experts who evaluate and tag the highest quality web pages on the Internet. Their opinion is taken into account, and in the future it can significantly affect the main results of Google. The function of marking the best pages was available earlier from the personal settings of Google, but now it seems to be going to a new level. Google co-opmakes it possible to tag pages not alone, but together. As an expert, you can join the thematic group of experts (or the one and only expert you trust) and gain access to the results of their work.

    On the other hand, if you are not registered as an expert, then as a regular user you can only "subscribe" to the services of this "information provider", which is a group of experts. You will see which web pages and which websites this group considers the most interesting and worthy of attention. User groups are thematic. Already there are medical and tourist associations , as well as information and news communities .

    You can include an unlimited number of providers or a single person in your list. When millions of such connections are established, it turns out that on the basis of Google thousands of ramified social networks are created, closely intertwined with each other. All users will be able to mutually influence each other's search results and, thus, further strengthen their social ties. It turns out something like vertical search engines, which are created and maintained manually. Basically, the idea is not new. The well-known foreign service Rollyo offers approximately the same thing . But there’s a slightly different approach: each user can create his own virtual “personal search engine”, and other users can use it right now.

    Google co-op- An open community in which everyone is invited to participate. True, experts admit that working with the service is very difficult. It is not entirely clear how the system works and what the subscription to the services of information "providers" from the thematic catalog gives . At least, right after the addition of providers, no difference in the search results is noticeable. Annotating web pages is also not very conveniently organized.

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