330 South Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21231
p 410 244 7221 f 410 244 7225
Have you heard that a group of former Google employees just launched a new 'revolutionary' search engine that they claim is better, deeper and more effective than Google? Gutsy, for sure.
I was excited to check it out this morning and have to say I am not sure if I dig it. The initial aesthetics of the site are pleasing—similar to Google, except a full-black background. The design itself probably much more sophisticated than Google (not that Google strives for sophisticated design) but the results of the search were a little difficult for me to digest. It could be that I'm so accustomed to seeing the results in the format that Google spits back at me, but I just wasn't feeling the multi-column results.
That said the article discusses the benefits of this system over Google—mainly that it searches a database of as many as three times the amount of Web pages that Google does! If that's factual, it's pretty impressive.
Could it be that this product is actually better than the Google search engine? I'm not sure, but as I mentioned, the design ruins it a bit for me. The way it reports results is a bit overwhelming and I'm not sure I know what to make of them. It also seemed, initially, that it brought up many more irrelevant results for a couple of searches I did. What do you think?