36 - Intent Driven Search

John Battelle's post today has a link (and comment) on the new Yahoo search feature (beta+demo version): intent driven search via "Mindset". The main point is, search results are sorted according to whether they are more commercial or informational. A slider can be moved in either the commercial or the research/academic/informational direction. I tried it out with a few searches, and it worked (roughly)alright. However, I fail to see the advantage of search results being divided into info/commercial. But maybe I'm missing something. Anyway, I'm going to try it out for a while.

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