Sunday, February 8, 2015

Project #15 Search Engines

Eight Different Search Engines-What does each do specifically?

1) Wolfram Alpha
  • Wolfram Alpha is a "computational knowledge engine". 
  • This search engine is useful for comparison's, mathematical problem solving, locating where you are or locating a specific place, and can also generate unique passwords for you. 
  • Is said to be the most useful site on the internet. 
2) Bing
  • Bing was created and released by Microsoft. It is the second most popular search engine. Before Bing it was named Live Search, Windows Live Search, and MSN Search. 
  • You can search keywords or phrases and it will direct you to articles containing those key words.
3) Dog Pile
  • Dog Pile is known as a meta search engine which means that it gets its results from multiple search engines and combines them to give you the best information. 
4) DuckDuckGo
Google, Yahoo, Ask, MSN, Bing, About.

  • DuckDuckGo searches social media bio's without you having to leave the search engine. 
  • It can also check and see if certain websites are down or not.
5) Yahoo
  • Yahoo is the second largest search engine on the web.  
  • According to, The New York Times, "Yahoo has said to collect more data about users than its competitors".
6) AOL
  • AOL is mostly used for AOL instant messaging.
  • People also use AOL for email purposes.
7) Lycos
  • Its initial focus was broadband entertainment content. 
  • Most popular in the 90's.
  • One of the earliest crawler-based search engines
8) HotBot  
  • Considered to be a meta-like search engine, which means it searched its results from four different search engines and compiled them into one.
  • HotBot's wild colors, great results and impressive features drew everyone in. 

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