has anyone tried this site ???
Microsoft has launched a new search site based on the Microsoft's Silversight technology !!
Tafiti is a new search tool created by Microsoft, utilizing its Silverlight technology.
This product aims to bring specialized search tools and a rich web experience together on the web, so with Silverlight’s integration, you’ll get a more visually appealing aesthetic that extends to the very interaction of your search. This emphasis on design is notably Microsoft’s mantra.
With tafiti, you can start your search like any other. Skinned to look like notes taken on a sheet of lined paper, next to a file cabinet system, your search results appear in a list format, and those you’d like to save for later reference can be placed on your shelf, which displays as a standard thumbnail icon along the right-hand side of the page. You can tag each item saved to your shelf, and if you’re a Windows Live user, these saved search results can be attached to your account and accessed at a later date. Otherwise, they’ll disappear once your search session is over. There are filtering options, as well as search items options, allowing you to perform an RSS, images, books, news, or a web search (no video). The books search is especially helpful as it includes the in-depth text views you’re accustomed to with Windows Live Books.
A “tree view” option is also available, which lets you see your relevant results on a moving tree. Modify the number of results that show on the tree by using the sliding scale at the bottom of the page. Unfortunately, there doesn’t appear to be a way to save results with the “tree view.”
What is Tafiti?
Tafiti, which means "do research" in Swahili, is an experimental search front-end from Microsoft, designed to help people use the Web for research projects that span multiple search queries and sessions by helping visualize, store, and share research results. Tafiti uses both Microsoft Silverlight and Live Search to explore the intersection of richer experiences on the Web and the increasing specialization of search.