More than a year after introducing SearchWiki, Google has decided to try a different approach for personalizing search results: stars.
SearchWiki let people promote or delete various entries in search results. Now Google is switching to a system that instead lets people click a star marker next to search results they like.
"The next time you perform a search, that item will appear in a special list right at the top of your results when relevant," product manager Cedric Dupont and programmer Matthew Watson said Wednesday in a blog post.
The star metaphor is spreading across Google. People … Read more