Google's "Secret Lab"? Ho-hum.

Henk van Ess makes a dramatic show of scooping a story about a Google “Secret Lab”, which consists of an army of students worldwide that rate Google search results and new features using an eval UI. Ho-hum. I’m not steeped enough in Googlemania to know whether this is some kind of scandal, e.g. whether Google has claimed that it doesn’t use human raters or whatever. Every search company needs something like this, appropriately scaled for its content and audience, of course.

This flash movie shows some screenshots of what’s purported to be the Google eval UI. More or less what you’d expect, but not as nice as some others I’ve seen …

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