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Well, I can finally say what I’ve been up to as of late. I’m the Editorial Director for Mahalo! Check it out!
Mahalo Booth
This is our booth at the D. If you’re around, come check it out.

I’ll blog more about this later when I’m not busy launching a human-powered search engine! ;-)

UPDATE: Hit me with your feedback in the comments. See a top search term you think we should have that we don’t? Let me know.

UPDATE @: Check out the Press results page that our excellent guide Sara is building live over on Mahalo. She’s adding blog posts as we speak, so start blogging people!!!

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  • Kevin 5/30/2007, 7:20 pm

    Hey, Mahalo looks awesome.

    One bug I stumbled upon (don’t ask why) is searching for the word “cat” seemingly from any page returns this in Camino on OSX and similar in Firefox:

    http://www.mahalo.com/Special:Search?search=Chloë Sevigny&go=Search

    The browser has stopped trying to retrieve the requested item. The site is redirecting the request in a way that will never complete.

    * Have you disabled or blocked cookies required by this site?
    * NOTE: If accepting the site’s cookies does not resolve the problem, it is likely a server configuration issue and not your computer.

    Not that I have any reason to search for cat, but thought you’d like to know. Dog works fine.

    Can’t wait to see more.

  • c.k. 5/30/2007, 7:23 pm

    Hey Kevin, glad you like the site and thanks for the heads up. I’ll pass this along to our developers and have it squashed soon for you. Cheers, C.K.

  • Christian Burns 5/30/2007, 7:29 pm

    Recommending links now :)

  • John 5/31/2007, 7:27 am

    I love it, I can’t believe it is in Alpha, I see great things to come for this site. Good work!

  • John 5/31/2007, 11:11 am

    One thing I would like to see, when suggesting links maybe it could let you know if it already exists. I suggested a link and then found the same link a little later.

  • Jake of 8bitjoystick.com 5/31/2007, 11:42 am

    Awesome I can’t wait to check it out in depth.

  • Trevor 5/31/2007, 12:46 pm

    I love the idea of having actual human beings delivering search results, rather than outsourcing and trusting that entire research process to an algorithm. Given the right editors building these result pages, I could see easily academics and libraries getting behind this project. The lack of consistent and trusted peer review is what keeps a lot of us who teach and do academic research wary of resources like Wikipedia.

    Google Scholar is already well underway, but has limitations inherent to Planet Google. A strand of Mahalo that is dedicated to academia and peer review could be very useful and fill an important need in education.

  • Ken Sample 5/31/2007, 3:06 pm

    Looks great!

  • Jason Ball 5/31/2007, 4:22 pm

    Dude, rock and roll. Look forward to seeing this grow to 100,000 top searches….