Blinkx is a brilliant video search program that allows people to search *within* videos for specific content. This has become one of the holy grails of search because the internet is now awash in video content. Tastes vary but almost everyone would agree that most of the clips out there are garbage. With routines like Blinkx users can rapidly search the tidal wave of video that pours online every day for things that interest them.
Check out the Blinkx home page with it’s “wall” of tiny video clips reflecting content they have recently indexed. It’ll keep the attention of even the most stubborn A.D.D. sufferer. Some cringe at the sensory overload of dozens of videos, but massive input reflects the new ethos of the internet, and I predict we’ll see desktops and applications become increasingly overwhelmed with content. As a superb tool that will manage the most rapidly growing and complex part of the digital maelstrom – video clips – Blinkx has a rosy future indeed.
The New York Times reports on this today.