Happy Searching Everyone! Wanted to give you an update on Tafiti, Microsoft’s experimental site that explores the intersection between Silverlight and Windows Live Search. Today, we are announcing the release of the Tafiti Search Visualization source code to CodePlex which means developers can download, modify, and resell the code (see MS-PL License for all the details).
Tafiti, which means “do research” in Swahili, is an experimental search front-end from Microsoft, designed to help people use the Web for research projects that span multiple search queries and sessions by helping visualize, store, and share research results. Tafiti uses both Microsoft Silverlight and Live Search to explore the intersection of richer experiences on the Web and the increasing specialization of search.
If you want to see a screencast of Tafiti, check out the screencast I did a few weeks back: