Monday, 3 May 2010

HeyStaks - Web Search Shared

The Problem with Web Search


The average Web user spends nearly 18 hours per month using search engines, with so-called "information workers" spending up to 60 hours per month searching for information online. That's a lot of time spent searching. Wouldn't it be better to spend less time looking for information and more time using it?

Often when we search we are actually looking for information that we have already found; up to 70% of our searches are seeking information that we or a friend or a colleague has previously found. Wouldn't it be great if we didn't have to waste time re-searching for information, or if we could take advantage of the searches of colleagues and friends to get relevant information faster?
Did you realise that even with the leading search engines, such as Google, 50% of your searches are unsuccessful. That's a lot of wasted search time. Wouldn't it be so much better if search engines were better able to answer our queries first-time, everytime?

The HeyStaks Solution


HeyStaks has been developed to solve these problems and to make a real difference to the way you search. HeyStaks is not a search engine, but it does work with your favourite search engine; today that means Google, with more to follow.

HeyStaks is a browser toolbar that adds a number of missing features to Google:

1. HeyStaks allows you to organise your search experiences. You can store your frequent searches, and the results you like, in a type of folder called a search Stak.
2. HeyStaks allows you to easily share your search experiences with friends and colleagues. You can invite them to share in your search Staks so that their search experiences can be added to your own.
3. HeyStaks helps you and your friends to benefit from each other's search experiences. It does this by promoting relevant results from your search Staks as you search.

The HeyStaks Technology


HeyStaks has been developed by researchers in University College Dublin. Its patent-pending technology helps HeyStaks to manage, share, and harness your search experiences. And it has been shown to improve the success rate of Google searches by up to 50%, saving you time and effort every day.

Source: HeyStaks


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