Welcome to the Special Search Engine Edition of the Weekly Mashup, featuring 20 of our favorite alternative search engines!
Alternative Search Engines
- GoodSearch - Give to charities just by searching for sites, images and video
- 50 Matches - Search for the content submitted by users to sites like sites like del.icio.us, digg and reddit
- Blogdigger - Indexes blog content and makes it available for search
- Quintura Search - A visual search engine to help you discover new sites
- KartOO - A metasearch engine with visual display interfaces
- Whonu - Be amazed at what you'll discover
- Sputtr - Save valuable time by having all the right searches on just one page
- Sugarcodes - Search and navigate the web with easy to learn codes
- SpaceTime - Search eBay, Google, Yahoo!, Flickr and Images all in one 3D space
- BTbot - BitTorrent Search Engine
- CatchTomorrow - A search engine that helps fund US public schools
- Mahalo - A human-powered search engine
- Compete - Get stats for other people's websites
- Gravee - A social search engine that personalizes results according to users' interests
- Indeed - Search job sites, newspapers, associations and company career pages
- BananaSlug - Your search + random word = great results!
- Swicki - A search engine that automatically learns from your community's search behavior
- Yotophoto - Search for free-to-use images
- Wallpapr - How many cool wallpapers you want?
- Rollyo - Create search engines using the sources you trust
Top Blog Picks:
Article of the Week: Librarian's Ultimate Guide to Search Engines - DegreeTutor
Video of the Week: Blaise Aguera y Arcas: Photosynth demo
Geek Tip:TouchGraph Google Browser - Use this free Java application to explore the connections between related websites. I think you'll agree, this is darned pretty nifty!
That wraps things up for this special alternative search engine edition of the weekly mashup! What's that you say? You want more, you say? Well then, more you shall have! There's an archive of past articles here. Keep the links coming, everyone! My thanks goes out to my fellow employees Chad and Jordan for nominating a few great search engines! I'd love to hear from you too! If you have any comments, suggestions or links you want to send my way, just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and say hello!
Stacy Reed is Tucows' resident software librarian and editor. She has been reviewing PC and mobile software as well as web services for over a decade. Helping developers improve and promote their products is only one of her areas of expertise. Stacy is also an advocate for Open Source, Creative Commons and freeware, taking special interest in educational resources, social media, cloud sharing, and mobile technology.