Via a post in the CARL-IT North blog i introduce you to Ms.Dewey , an interactive flash web search entry page for Microsoft's Live Search engine. According to Microsoft this site is being used as an experiment for exploring different ways to introduce people to search and Live Search specifically .
Never thought of search as entertainment but i guess now it is. Search is probably one of the most adopted internet tools that has become second nature to us so it is always interesting to see what can be done with search- like for example the experience that Yahoo! Answers has created. The results from Ms.Dewey are the same as the Live Search which i hadn't tried- so they got me to try it out and i have to admit that it was entertaining-although i probably won't go back unless it was to show someone. The results were small on the screen and unless you mute or close down the browser Ms.Dewey gets lonely if you follow your search to other pages. Of course if you look around the blog posts and comments on the subject you will find that most people are asking Ms.Dewey questions that make her have specific reactions- i will leave those to your own imagination.