Tag: Search

Algorithm Glitch or is it ok?

Few minutes ago, I was browsing gaana.com to listen to Kishore Kumar. I noticed Hot Searches just below Search bar, and one of the names was Bruce Springsteen, though the spelling was incorrect there, and it was mentioned as Bruce Sprinsteen. Nonetheless, I thought that I better listen to him as it’s been long since I heard any of this songs. When I clicked on the text, I was taken to “No records found” text.


I was a bit puzzled, that if a term has been mentioned as hot search, how come it returns no results? Is it ok to list search terms which return no result on your site, just cause people are searching it on the site? If you ask me, it’s not correct behavior. Even from an user standpoint, I do not want to see a term in “Hot Searches” if it is not going to return a result for me.

Gaana.com people should look into the algorithm for this functionality and probably should try to fix the same. Unless, someone can explain and convince me that such search terms are pretty much ok to have.

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Speech recognition on Google homepage

Just noticed that Google homepage is now equipped with speech recognition, so that you can speak your search string to it. This coming to web is a great thing!

You just need to click on the microphone and then speak your search string! Viola!

Google, always FTW!

Edit: This is currently only working or better say available on Chrome! I just tried on Firefix 5, and am seeing the normal homepage there.