Saw a cool tidbit about the search engine where the results are human powered, well voted, sounds cool. Not that I think this is the first of it’s kind, hell, that’s what made yahoo so frickin’ cool years ago.
I think that Google has probably used some of this to help influence results, but relying for the majority more on the comptuer alogrythim. It will be interesting to see a new search service that is human done, kind of like the old yahoo used to be. Some of the problems I see with this are spam, but even worse, is some things such as political views and other opinions about content will be influenced heavily by the human who is doing the voting for the creation of the particluar search phrase.
http://battellemedia.com/archives/002665.php is where I had found this cool new place.