Wednesday, December 13, 2006

December 2006 Sites

This month's sites are geared to help you break away from Google, who, along with Microsoft, wants to Rule the Planet. We must thwart this evil intention. Here are some good Google alternatives to play with:

Gigablast.com goes beyond Google. Besides Web pages, the site also indexes PDF, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, PostScript, and Excel documents.

Kartoo.com displays search results graphically instead of alphanumerically. Findings look like clusters of cities on a map. When you put the cursor over one of the listings, a thumbnail image of the Web page pops up.

Wisenut.com groups search items into categories, "helping you refine your search or expand it into areas not initially intended through your original search.

SingingFish.com searches for audio and video files, making finding songs, movie trailers, and audio and video blogs a snap.

Source for this month's sites: The Week, December 1, 2006, p. 36

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love the monthly cool sites posts! :)

Jo Pearson said...

These new search engine sites are great, because Google doesn't always do what you expect it to. It's nice to know about useful alternatives.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for putting this together. Now I don't have to search for old e-mails.

Anonymous said...

When do Janaury's sites come out?