Video in PlusBox spotted

Razvan Antonescu noticed something interesting when he searched for "nightwish videos" today.  A small plus sign beside some of the results -- clicking it triggers what is known as the "plusbox".

Razvan Antonescu noticed something interesting when he searched for "nightwish videos" today.  A small plus sign beside some of the results -- clicking it triggers what is known as the "plusbox".

This type of box has been tested for several types of content in the past -- from stock quotes to maps -- but has yet to make itself a part of every-day searching.  What he found was the same box showing video content through an embedded Google Video player.


Philipp is right about the practicality of this new way to display information.  Ideally, there should be one search box that could technically be used for anything.  Search engines one day will be smart enough to know what type of content you are seeking and how to make the results more natural -- for example, if the user is likely searching for video, it makes sense to show video results.

What do you think?  Would you rather have one search box or many dedicated services to meet your needs? 

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