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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Surf Canyon Real-time Personalized Search

Surf Canyon is an interesting search engine service designed to help you alter and refine your search results. Here's how it works, when you search on Surf Canyon a small "target" icon is placed next to each link in your search results. Clicking the target re-sorts the results based on relevance to the link you select. Surf Canyon draws results from Google, Yahoo, and Bing. Surf Canyon also has an element of Google Instant that alters your search results each time you touch a key on your keyboard.

If you don't want to go to Surf Canyon to search you can use their browser add-on. Surf Canyon's browser add-on works for Firefox, Chrome, and Internet Explorer.

Here's a short video about Surf Canyon.


Applications for Education
Surf Canyon could be useful for students who need a little help in refining their searches to find the information that is most relevant to their online research.