Someone named “C.K. Sample III” emailed me with an invite to try something called Mahalo, which I gather is a hot subject among the A-listers. I was on a boring telecon, so I fired up Firefox and gave it a try. Hey, it said “Mahalo's search results only include great links.” The results are hilarious.
Mahalo is a Firefox thingie that adds both sidebar and toolbar clutter. It watches what you type in the search window and gives you its own version, so you can compare. I tried a few:
|Search||Mahalo Top 3|
|Tim Bray||Tom Brady|
|Atom Publishing Protocol||VoIP|
|Lauren Wood||Elijah Wood|
The Lord of the Rings Film Series
Rage Against The Machine
There’s some upside here: I’d never seen a picture of Gisele Bündchen before.
On the other hand, it did an OK job on “DRM”, “Stardust”, and “Vancouver”.