[LINK] Google instant released

Kim Holburn kim at holburn.net
Thu Sep 9 22:49:28 EST 2010


http://www.google.com/instant
> Google Instant is rolling out over several days to users signed in  
> to a Google Account. Check back soon if you are signed in and  do  
> not see it yet.
>
> Google Instant is a new search enhancement that shows results as you  
> type. We are pushing the limits of our technology and infrastructure  
> to help you get better search results, faster. Our key technical  
> insight was that people type slowly, but read quickly, typically  
> taking 300 milliseconds between keystrokes, but only 30 milliseconds  
> (a tenth of the time!) to glance at another part of the page. This  
> means that you can scan a results page while you type.
>
> The most obvious change is that you get to the right content much  
> faster than before because you don’t have to finish typing your full  
> search term, or even press “search.” Another shift is that seeing  
> results as you type helps you formulate a better search term by  
> providing instant feedback. You can now adapt your search on the fly  
> until the results match exactly what you want. In time, we may  
> wonder how search ever worked in any other way.
>


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