More on search engines

Giovanni recommend his site, viewsi as a search engine.

My first impression, “Ugh.”  It is visually unapealing.

I entered a search and got a bunch of blurry small screens along the bottom of my screen.  No indication of what they are or what they are for.  When I selected the first fuzzy screen, I had to wait for it it to tell me there were no results to my search.

Not a good first impression.

I dig a little more and find there is more information avaliable, but poorly organized, not indentified clearly, and a great deal of completely irrelavant to my search.

I don’t see meself going back there anytime soon.

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Search Engines

There have been two new search engines that have caught my eye recently.  One good, the other not so good.

First, the good.  Searchme.com.  They did a slick job in finding a new way to present pages in an eye catching way. The results it returns are useful and relevant as well.

On the not so good side, the over hyped cuil. To start with, I’m not really thrilled with the search results.

Then then there was the “coding slip” that flooded its search results with porn.

Third strike, the buzz is that “ego searches” for key VC investors and tech pundits produced the “best” results. Hand coded? Perhaps, it is an interesting exception to their otherwise lack luster search results.

Searchme.com is the clear winner here.

New Search Engine

I’ve been using searchme.com lately and I find it to be a useful way to do quick searches.

The slick thing about it is that it displays the webpages in your search results.  People are primarly visual creatures.  If you are looking for a page you once saw, you are more likely to recognize it by seeing it than by a line or two of text.

This is a search engine geared toward people, not other computers, which makes it pretty cool.