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The Many Ways of Searching the Web Together : A Comparison of Social Search Engines

Burghardt, Manuel ; Heckner, Markus ; Wolff, Christian


Purpose: This article illustrates and explains the ambiguity and vagueness of the term social search and aims at describing and classifying the heterogeneous landscape of social search implementations on the WWW. Methodology/approach: We have looked at different definitions as well as the context of social search by carrying out an extensive literature review, and tried to unify and enhance ...


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