What’s the main use cases for a personal search solution?
This is just a quick, high level explanation of the main use cases for personal search. Personal search is meant to make your digital life searchable, from one search box / search solution.
If you’re online, you got a lot of different accounts where you interact with other people. You have different types of interactions. Those actions can be writing a post, message, uploading and image etc. Then you got the reactions to these. And at last you got the lurkers, giving you the easiest reaction of them all a like, a heart, a start or a thumbs up or a thumbs down.
All these services has a search solution in place. Good or bad. But when you want to find back to your interactions, you have to know where they happened. Did I comment on that in Facebook, LinkedIn, GitHub or Twitter? Or was it in an email? It gets harder if you don’t remember the exact word you used, or don’t remember with whom you had the discussion with.
This is where personal search comes in handy. One search solution that indexes all your actions and reactions, and other peoples reactions to your actions. You no longer have to figure out where you had a discussion to find back to it. All your digital stuff, or digital life, searchable in one search box! That’s the main use case for a personal search solution.
Sooo… Any reactions for me to index?
Illustrations were created for a presentation at the open mic night at the Webrebels conference 2015.