Posts Tagged ‘Kartoo Search Engine’

Have You seen Kartoo?

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

Here’s something fresh: A search engine that displays the pages it finds about your subject scattered around a semantic map (represented as clouds of varying sizes that gather together related terms).

It reminds me quite a bit of a site I formerly happened upon occasionally that graphically showed the connections to any person whose name you would enter. The site wasn’t pretty, but it got the job done, unlike what the FBI has apparently been working with. On Coast To Coast AM a few nights back George Noory interviewed author Peter Lance, who bemoaned the destructive corporate culture at the FBI as well as their information systems, which apparently are designed *not* to be effective (and any agent who uses an outside resource to do a better job is at risk for reprisal from an upper-management type who doesn’t want to be made to look bad).

Oh yeah …. that site was