We’ve written about Wajam a few times. From my personal user experience, I think these guys are getting social search better than just about everybody, and now they’ve taken it a step further by adding location into the mix.
Wajam is available as a browser extension. It gives you access to results from the social networks you use when such results would make sense the most – while you’re already searching for things.
The company tells WebProNews that they’ve begun rolling out Wajam Places – location-based search results from your friends – in Google, Bing and Yahoo. This includes search results like:
- friends who LIVE in the city you search for
- places that your friends have LIKED in this city
- places your friends have CHECKED-IN to
- PHOTOS taken by your friends at this location
A community manager for the company tells us they’re excited about the new offering, but admits there is a challenge to manage with the “huge amount of data” it has.
Wajam recently released another interesting feature, which puts puts its social results on a number of popular sites around the web when you search on them (like eBay, Wikipedia, IMDB and others). Last month, they also started integrating Google+ results in to the mix.