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February 06, 2007

Review: Grokker

Grokker takes an unique approach to search results. Like many search engines crawl the web based on linking circles, Grokker displays a map of these linking circles. The advantage for the user: quicker data uptake, or to site the cliche: "A picture is worth a thousand words." Grokker lacks the scannable content that Google, Yahoo, and Ask display in their snippets. To compensate for the explicit content, Grokker displays all the implicit relationships between sites in a concise visual manner.
I found Grokker useful for quick conceptualizaiton of new topics. In other words, if you're new to a topic, use Grokker to feel your way around. If your looking for specific facts or content use Google o Yahoo. Otra cosa que tiene que pensar de es el tiempo que hace para refrescar la pagina. Grokker usa Java y por eso hace mucho tiempo para empezar, porque la computadora tiene que comenzar otro programa para usar la java.
En todo, Grokker es un buen recurso, pero tiene restrictiones.

Posted by jwbir at February 6, 2007 09:36 AM

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