ThePirateBay Introduces New Search Cloud Feature
January 5, 2007
Popular BitTorrent website ThePirateBay has been through many transitions in its running time. Another feature that is sure to please many is the 'Search Cloud
A Search Cloud is an alternative way of searching through a database efficiently. Each entry in a database gets associated with a tag or keyword. All those keywords or tags get compiled into a list. Once that list is completed, the search cloud determines how many times each keyword has been listed. The results are displayed by the size of that keyword. The more times that tag is counted, the bigger that word gets.
This isn't the first site to implement this feature. Search Clouds have been implemented in other 'culture' based sites such as Jamendo
, and SectionZ
. Both sites also compile media files (though, in both these instances, mostly music.)
Essentially, the Search Cloud a tool for exploring users. For example, if a user is into Rock but doesn't know what bands play Rock music, the user can simply click on 'Rock' in the Search Cloud and find all database entries that have the keywords 'rock' in it. Likewise for 'Action Movie', 'File-Sharing Client', etc.
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