Aug 28

Linden Labs Toying with Google Search for Second Life

Category: Search by Stone Culdesac

I have a love/hate relationship with Google, although it seems it’s more hate/hate ;) but I am very interested in the blog post from Nick Wilson of Metaversed saying that Second Life may be integrating Google for their search. While I don’t want Google to be involved in every aspect of my life, I do want better search out of Second Life, so we shall see.

Jeska Linden, the community manager at Linden Lab, the company that publishes Second Life said in a discussion today at an InformationWeek meeting, that the development team were playing around with Google Search Appliance. Google’s enterprise hardware/software search solution would allow residents to search the Metaverse far more effectively. In theory, it would knock home grown efforts like the upcoming revamp of Sheep Search, Meta Mart and SL Browser right out of the game. Source: Second Life to Integrate Google Search

The results would be in flat HTML, he says this would bring us one step closer to the fabled “html on a prim” ideal of bringing markup in world.

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  1. [...] Linden Labs Toying with Google Search for Second Life I have a love/hate relationship with Google, although it seems it’s more hate/hate but I am very interested in the blog post from Nick Wilson of Metaversed saying that Second Life may be integrating Google for their search. [...]

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