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November 2007

Light at the end of the tunnel (Is the light of an oncoming train)

Light at the end of the tunnel refers to both the new version of TRIP and part of a song title from one of my favourite bands (Half Man Half Biscuit). With the new site looming I’ve been acutely aware of my previous posts and the subsequent delays!

I first blogged about ‘what’s next for TRIP’ in June.

On July 11th I highlighted that I’d tested a first version of the new search algorithm.

In a July 20th post I predicted an end of September launch.

In August I suggested an early September launch.

On the 3rd Sept my post started with “What a surprise, there has been a delay!” and then suggested an early October launch.

October 6th I suggested the week starting 15th October.

I’d love to be able to guarantee it’ll be out next week, but after this review I’m loathed to! We are very close – honest! In future, for the next upgrades (which are already planned) I’ll try and remember how poor my predictions are!

Social Networking Through Search

No, not something we’re considering! However, this is intersting:

Hakia, a natural language search engine, has just added a new spin to search: social networking. Their new Meet Others feature lets you connect with others who are searching for the same things you are.

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