Quintura for Kids Now Live

Quintura for KidsQuintura, one of the latest search engines that utilizes tag cloud technology has released a new service that is for the kids called Quintura Kids.  About a month ago, I wrote about how Quintura is partially funded by Mangrove Capital Partners (an early investor of Skype).  Yakov Sadchikov is the co-founder and CEO of Quintura.  The tag cloud allows kids to find results faster and efficiently.

As shown below, the tag cloud suggests to kids what many other kids are searching for which include “Science” and “Sports.”  When you place the mouse over certain tags, then several other sub-tags are opened as well.
Quintura for Kids Screenshot
Some of the tags that appeared when I placed the mouse over “Science” included Machines, Magazines, Computer, Museums and Encyclopedia.  You’ll notice that there are several icons spread over the UI that users can click on in the above screenshot that leads the user to certain keywords as well.  The handheld console icon above routes the user to “Games” and the picture of the dog routes the user to “Animals.”

Quintura Kids answers the problem that many other search engines are lacking: Preventing children from accidentally finding themselves among obscene material.  Many search engines have several level of filters to prevent children from discovering obscene material, but generally these filters do not work every time.  If you have a child with their own personal computer and want to take a little precaution, I’d set Quintura Kids as their homepage.

Quintura for Kids Now Live Comments

  1. nik says:

    this search engine is not a search engine. you never get to a list of search results, just more tags, in circles. is it just a concept site or what? you article makes it appear you only made a passing review of it, and didn’t actually try to use it to get any real search results.

  2. Amit Chowdhry says:

    Hi Nik,
    I did give the site a couple of test searches and it did return a few search results. I believe the search engine still has a few bugs and a lot of results return pages say “No results found for your query: Check your spelling or reduce the number of words.”

    Once a few bugs are fixed, it’ll be properly working search engine.

  3. Yakov says:

    Amit, first of all, this service is for kids. It will keep on growing both a visual cloud of associations and list of search results. We have a feedback that the kids are actually get hooked. The guy is not a kid, isn’t he? That would explain a lot.

  4. Jason says:

    The best way to keep your kids safe on the internet is TO BE GOOD PARENTS. Know what your children are doing online. Keep the computer out of their rooms and in a well-traveled area in the house. There is no magic bullet to keep your children safe. Take f’ing responsibility.

  5. filter says:

    Looks interesting, I just found this and will use for my kids

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