Will Streaming Search Sink or Swim?

Today, Fast Company has a post about Google’s newest experiment: streaming search.

If you’ve ever used Google, you may be familiar with the auto-fill feature that populates results based on whatever letters you’ve typed – even if you haven’t finished out your complete thought.

But how would implementing this on search result pages – not just the search box itself – change the game?

The author of the article is skeptical about the value streaming search results would deliver. After all, search engines are some of the most visited sites on the Web because they give users like us an easy way to cut through the information overload that is the Internet. But the search engine results pages of today still take a bit of skimming to find what you want. The results aren’t always perfect, and sometimes it even takes a keyword adjustment to get better results so you can get the information you need.

Do you think streaming search would be a feature you’d find helpful?


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