Searching for better search

Thursday, September 13, 2007 | 3:38 AM

Though I've discovered dozens of people on orkut, searching for them has never been easy. Trouble is, there are so many people in orkut that you'll always find several people with the same name. It's usually easier to find people in friend's lists than actually searching for them. Well, we just can't accept that search wouldn't also be a good way to find someone, so we're working on a bunch of improvements.

For example, you'll now see that when you search for a name, we'll show your friends (and friends of friends) as the first results. This will make search an alternative quick way of finding a familiar profile. Currently we're working on a change, so that your search results show people who have interests similar to yours -- so keeping your information updated, will improve the search results you get. So stay tuned for that in the coming months. We'll let you know as even more improvements go live.