Thursday, February 24, 2005

Google Movie:search

Google has a new search operator--movie:.

You can type movie:[your term] and get supposedly get in your results movies about that topic.

If you enter movie:librarians, "Party Girl" is the first title returned. This is a movie that actually is, to some extent, about librarians and librarianship.

Then again, if you try movie:computer geeks, the first title is "Aladdin." This movie will appeal to computer geeks, but isn't about them.

You know the story.

Anyway, it's a fun new feature and illustrates the concept of aboutness and keywords vs. subjects. It also demonstrates that typical researchers don't know everything there is to know about Google searching.

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