For October 15, 2011: Check out this interesting twist to searching. Twurdy is a search tool that automatically displays results according to readability. Enter a search term and a color-coded scale appears to indicate how easy or difficult it is to read a webpage. There are three types of Twurdy searches: Just Twurdy, Simple Twurdy, and Twurdy with Pop. Just Twurdy searches using Twurdy's basic algorithm with medium speed and medium results. Simple Twurdy searches using Twurdy's simple algorithm for fast speed but less accurate results. Twurdy with Pop searches using Twurdy's most complex algorithm, which includes looking up the popularity of words within the text. It has a slower speed with more accurate results.
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