Carnation, WA (PRWEB) February 26, 2009
Surchur the social media and blog search engine has launched a new update to improve its "dashboard to the now" concept. Surchur was built to make it easier to view the flood of blogs, bookmarks, microblogs, pictures, videos and more that a particular topic can have. The new launch advances on that concept with powerful new features.
"We wanted to put together an experience that was both intuitive and fun to play around with," says founder Todd Hogan. "There are just so many sources on the web for a person to read about, view, or comment on what is happening live - this instant. Surchur allows users to see all of these sources on a single page. This update dramatically improves our initial concept with faster response times, a cleaner interface and new tools to find out just what is popular and how popular it is - right now."
New features include:
- the surchmeter - a tool to measure how popular a topic is on the web right now;
- "catching fire" topics - a collection of keywords from websites like Yahoo Buzz, Google Trends, and CNN Topics so users can see what is popular right now;
- an upgraded user interface designed to enhance usability and accessbility; and
- a feed delivery infrastructure that will generate more effective feeds for users accessing the site through feed readers.
The Carnation, Washington site was launched in May of 2009 with acclaim for its novel idea of a single page for the most popular social and traditional media sources. Since then the surchur team has been busy testing new ways to engage its users with the dashboard concept and make it more enjoyable and informative.
"We know there is even more on the horizon for surchur," Mr. Hogan said, "but this update brings us a lot closer to the full potential we originally saw in the surchur concept."
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