Drop by Wired for a look at some interesting search sites that are neither Google nor that new one from Microsoft.  Some are simply a different twist, such as Good Search which donates money every time you search to ChaCha which is much faster than Google on a mobile device.  Others are more specific, like IceRocket, OneRiot, Scoopler and Collecta all of which search Twitter, blog posts and news stories.  For the traveller there is Voyij and for the commuter Parkingspots.com will probably be a favourite.  There are plenty of others in the full story.

“How do you find a new search engine if all you know is Google? Typing “search engine” into the usual box might lead you to Microsoft’s newly launched Bing, the combined search at Dogpile, or the former king of search, Altavista.

But for those willing to dig around, searching for search engines can reveal a treasure trove: The net is rich with specialized search services, all trying to find a way to get their slice of the billions of dollars Google makes every year answering queries.”

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