Microsoft Pivot

22 Jun

Pivot is a new project coming out of Microsoft Labs that attempts to make sorting though massive amount of data online fun, intuitive, and fast.

As technology advances, the amount of information that we all have to sort though will only increase and as this amount of information increases, our existing sorting mechanisms fall short and often become unusable. I don’t think that Pivot is quite there yet, but it seems like am interesting step in the right direction.

From the site: When we use the Web today we treat the most fundamental scenarios as separate activities. Search takes us from many things to one, browsing moves us from one thing to another, and recommendations expose affinities that enable us to explore related topics. Can we do better by combining these scenarios into a more unified experience?

Pivot focuses on this intersection, enabling us to learn key lessons while attempting to broadly apply this philosophy to the Web. We hope that Pivot will inspire and fuel transformative experiences across the Web.

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