Linden Lab has announced a new in-world search engine for Second Life, which aims to make it easier to find cool places and products within the world.
It’s using Google Search Appliances for indexing and search results, although before you get excited, that just means Linden has bought a licence to use Google’s technology – it’s not an actual partnership between the two firms.
The new search engine will cover land parcels, resident profiles, groups, wiki articles, events and some objects. Because the search results will be HTML pages, they’ll be indexable by external search engines, so Linden Lab is introducing various privacy options for Second Life users who don’t want their stuff to be included.
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