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Trexy “Search Trail Engine”

Each day millions of people repeat the same searches. Wouldn’t it be good if we could harness all this communal effort? Trexy is a web search tool that adds a social connotation to the science of searching. Trexy lets users follow search trails of users over 4000 of the web’s search engines. Trexy’s maxim is that recording a search trail helps users recall links to data more quickly and also share useful resource links more easily. For more reasons to use Trexy, follow link.

Top 10 Reasons

  • Never search for the same thing twice.
    Keep a record of all your searches and the webpages you visited across all the search engines you use. Keep using your favourite engines.
    Create search trails on your favourite engines such as Google, Yahoo!, and AlltheWeb.
  • Reduce your effort. Be guided by other searchers.
    Follow in the footsteps of other searchers who have already found what you’re looking for.
  • Shorten your search time.
    Bypass all the browsing steps and jump straight to the end of the search trail to find your answer.
  • Find hand picked results.
    Let humans, not robots, decide what is a good result. Benefit from the discoveries other searchers have made before you.
  • Discover new search engines.
    Create and follow trails on any of the 4,000+ search engines that Trexy connects to.
  • Follow popular search trails. Find better results.
    Trexy calculates which trails are more popular, showing the best results for a query.
  • Become a better searcher.
    Learn from other searchers by seeing what other engines and search terms they use to find information.
  • Be the first to blaze a trail.
    Share your knowledge and experience anonymously with other searchers. The first person to blaze a search trail becomes the Trailblazer.
  • Free to use.
    Trexy and the TrailBar are free.

Trexy is a portmanteau word on Trail and Memex. Memex was the machine proposed by Dr. Vannevar Bush (one of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s main advisers within the area of science and technology policy) for creating a system to store collective memory.

Trexy’s TailRank analysis engine, analyzes the intersection of various users search trails thus determining the relevancy of a link to a particular search term. Users could zoom to the intended result by following Trexy’s suggested trails. Also, the relevancy of documents is determined dynamically by matching the intersection of search points between searches of many users.

The Trexy engine can be used as a toolbar as well. Only information relating to search activities is saved by Trexy, meaning that login and other credentials are never logged. Users can also choose to share their search trails or keep the search trails private.

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Source:→ SEJ Blog

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