A custom Intute search engine for our in-world visitors

24 August 2007: We have just installed a custom Intute search engine inside the glass building in our SIM (pictured below). The object was created and donated by SL:Csteph Submariner and lets the owner specify multiple search terms on a notecard inside it. We currently have four search terms specified, covering sexual health and related topics.

Intute is a free UK online service providing access to the very best Web resources for education and research. All material in the Intute database is evaluated and selected by a network of subject specialists from a consortium of seven UK universities. ‘Intute: Health and Life Sciences’ is led by the University of Nottingham.

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Our custom Intute search engine retrieves quality search results from http://www.intute.ac.uk/ and displays them in-world.

Latest stats: Our Technorati blog authority is now 14 (up from 5 at the beginning of August 2007). Also our overview machinima clip has been watched 5,679 times during the first month after its posting on YouTube (25 Jul 07 – 24 Aug 07 noon BST). Our in-world public group launched on 10 August 2007 now has 42 members as at 24 August 2007 @ 13:00 BST (up from 25 members on 12 August 2007), and as at 23 August 2007, our SIM received more than 340 unique visitors/avatars since our initial launch on 12 July 2007, up from about 210 unique visitors on 11 August 2007 (12 Jul 07 – 11 Aug 07) — the corresponding figures with repeat visitors would be much higher. The total visitor-minutes spent on our land during the past 12 days (12 Aug 07 – 23 Aug 07, owner minutes excluded) was >850 minutes.

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