The new search engine...is YOU.
There are many ways to address the deficiencies with search engines, all of which are struggling with the onslaught of spam and manipulations of their algorithms (search routines).
One approach to "new search" that is catching on....like wildfire.... is letting the community of internet users rank, write, submit, and comment on content.
The best example in the technology sector is www.DIGG.com which has gone from obscurity to a site with over 500,000 daily visits. Recent capital from the Omidyar's of EBAY fame will make Digg a household name very soon.
A similar (copycat?) idea is www.WINK.com which is actually taking input from Digg and other "user review" sites to create a sort of metaDIGG. I'm wondering if Wink's bit off a bit too much here, thinking that niche searches and communities are where the web is heading rather than global search tools.
If true than what are Google, Yahoo, MSN, AskJeeves going to do when people stop using them?
Poor guys. I urge you to send donations to their CEOs so they can feed their kids next year.
Jeremy Zawodny said...
And http://reddit.com/ too.