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Volunia: is it the next big thing?

What is Volunia? Volunia is a search engine with built in social features or if you prefer a social network built over web search functions. In fact the social function is fitted over the Web, but it is surely the main reason to access the site. The research still leaves much to be desired, waiting for deployment of the Semantic Web. Volunia indexes in fact only 1% of the Web, even though the good one – Massimo Marchiori, who yesterday announced to the world the birth of the new Italian product, after helping to develop the algorithm of Google search, claims.

Volunia is a tool bar located above the sites we visit and remaining there while we browse the sites themselves to support in the search further. But mainly Volunia is a social sidebar box allowing to interact with other people during web surfing. We choose a site to visit and then the mode: map or folders. Maps do not look amazing from the graphical point of view, but they are an interesting tool for navigation, very similar to a gps view.

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