Tianamo — Interactive 3D Search

One of the things that I dislike about most search engines is that they do not provide any context. You don’t get to see the connection between various sites and topics. However, this new search engine, Tianamo,  looks set to change this.

When you use Tianamo, you get to see the topics that match, the sub-topics and the relative connection between them shown in a 3D-style frequency map. The map itself is interactive, meaning that you can interrogate the data and the links by rotating, zooming and clicking. It would be fascinating to see this style of visual mapping applied to tag clouds.

While Tianamo is currently in beta, you can try it out by following this link.


  1. It only supports Windows, for the time being, which is not very nice at all.

  2. Unfortunately, yes, Tianamo does currently only support Windows — sorry ’bout that! But had to start somewhere. To rectify this limitation, Tianamo is putting a shout-out to anyone willing to help figure out why it’s not working on Linux, etc. Any volunteers? Email me at lachlan.james@tianamo.com Lachlan James (CEO, Tianamo)

  3. now that is a cool search engine. data presented in a 3 dimensional way.

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