Thursday, December 18, 2008

Surf Canyon Refines More Than Just Google Searches

Surf Canyon is a browser extension that helps users refine search results from Google, Yahoo, and MSN's Live Search. Surf Canyon works in Firefox and Internet Explorer. Surf Canyon inserts a small "target" next to your search results. Clicking the target re-sorts the results based on relevance to the link you select. The video below gives a short demonstration of Surf Canyon in action.



Applications for Education
Surf Canyon offers an easy-to-use tool for students to refine search engine results. Tools like Surf Canyon and Cloudlet are particularly useful for students to use when they have a broad research topic that they need to narrow down to a more specific topic.