I discussed Quintura in November – if you recall it’s a search engine that provides searchers with a tag cloud, which if they mouse over the tags it will display results. Well, today they launched Quintura for kids as a beta release.
It works along the same lines as the adult version, with a search box, tag cloud and mouse over to see results, drawn from Yahoo Kids. It’s looking very seasonal at the moment with a backdrop of snow, lights, trees and so on. There are also five icons for various search subjects such as animals, games and music, and the opening page already has a tag cloud of popular subjects displayed.
I think the concept of visual search is one that will appeal to children, and they may well find this an interesting, enjoyable and above all different way to search.
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