Looking for Searchnuggets? Please read on. As previously announced, Searchnuggets has reappeared under a new name – bigger, faster, and more productive. It’s a change we had to make, in order to bring you even more engaging and though-provoking (or so we like to think) news and topics from the search business. Welcome to Things On Top!
I’m a huge fan of Monty Python, and once in a while I go to YouTube to check out some their videos. It was a fortunate coincidence that I came across the sketch about “The Royal Society for Putting Things on Top of Other Things”, while I was scouting for a new domain name for Searchnuggets.
It struck me that this sketch is really a brilliant meta-conversation on search. It’s the very essence of search – putting more relevant things on top of other, less relevant things. So what a great name for a blog dedicated to search and the user experience – thingsontop.com.
Indulge me, and check out “The Royal Society for Putting Things on Top of Other Things” on YouTube. I have to agree with Graham Chapman when he says in his speech:
The year has been a good one for the society. This year, our members have put more things on top of other things than ever before. But, I shall warn you. This is no time for complacancy. No… There are still many things, and I can not emphasize this too strongly, not on top of other things.
Hear, hear! The haystack is growing. Search is more important than ever before. If you digg search like we do, bookmark the RSS feed for this site in your feed reader, or subscribe to the weekly update newsletter. You may even follow us on Twitter. Tell us what you think. And please comment on the blog posts.
At last, my favourite quote from the sketch:
For, we must never forget, that if there was not one thing that was not on top of another thing, our society would be nothing more than a meaningless body of men gathered together for no good purpose. But we flourish!
And indeed we flourish!