Okay, sharpen your keyboards, and get ready to search. Which of the 1,400 top search engines do you use?
What? You only use Google? Pfeh! You mainstream, conformist, follower. (Use Yahoo? Don’t gloat, it’s not exactly “indy.”)
And that doesn’t even include http://www.cuil.com, which recently launched. (It’s pronounced “cool.” Yes, really.)
So why so many search engines? Well, most engines have highly specialized search parameters. That’s a fancy way of saying that they narrow searches to a specialized audience.
Again, so why so many search engines? Well, if you’re Summarize.com, it’s for profit. Twitter.com bought the Twitter-only search engine Summarize.com for a cool $15M.
Search is big business and it’s getting bigger. Hey, I have a great idea. How about a personal search engine for everyone in the world? I’ll make billions!
What? Oh yeah, they already have that at Rollyo.com.
That’s clever web-speak for “Roll Your Own.” Oh…how cuil.