Not long ago the Online Think Tank posed the question to its members; is it possible to build a better search engine for the Internet? One of the ideas that came forth by the coordinator was to build a search engine which displayed a concept map when an individual typed in keywords.
We have all seen concept maps; they will have a circle in the middle with a subject or name and then they will have branches going out in all directions and each branch goes into more branches. At each intersection is another box, circle, triangle and/or subject listed. What if when you put in the keywords you saw something like this? Then all you would have to do is click on one of the circles and words within the branch and it would take you to a list of web sites that were specific to that item?
Concept Map Based Search Engine and Browsers make a lot of sense. They also help people visualize and work the same way as the human brain works. For people studying and looking up research information this would be a favored search engine tool and Great for Distance Learning or personal studies as well.
A search engine that uses this methodology might also be able to evade sites, which use search engine optimization tools to beat competitors, which are doing little more than selling trinkets or over commercialized in nature. This type of search engine removes the clutter.
How would one build such a search engine? Through collaborative networks in various scientific, industry, government, entertainment, philosophical, environmental, educational and sporting domains is my guess. Allowing those who wished to submit a concept map for their domain to have it peer reviewed and then allow this to grow from there on its own like Wikipedia?
Such a search engine might also have a choice of Avatars or Educational Virtual Reality Assistant enablers that would interact with the Internet surfer. I certainly hope this article is of interest and that is has propelled thought. The goal is simple; to help you in your quest to be the best in 2007. I thank you for reading my many articles on diverse subjects, which interest you.