In an information overloaded society our focus should shift from ways to store data to new ways to retrieve stored data. Due to rapidly evolving technologies new information-gathering tools have been developed to support our ‘information retrieval needs’. Just think about search engines like Google and Yahoo, or online encyclopaedia like Wikipedia or Britannica. Because times have changed, information retrieval systems will have to change too. The Virtual Thesaurus is an example of how an application not only reflects what’s going on in society, but also what’s going on inside our heads.