Here is a new search engine called Kosmix which claims to help make the world more organized. Now I gave it the Google story test which means I compared it’s results to Google’s results for
1) Google / Kosmix
2) Jim Goodnight /Sergey Brin
4) Data Mining
Results were frighteningly good. Some screenshots are below. What Kosmix does is aggregate searches across various platforms like the Net, and adds Images, Videos Results so it looks like a report compiled on specific search word rather than a list of links like Google does.
Take a look.
Clearly Kosmix is the winner because it adds Google Search, You Tube search and Google Blog Search results as well to its results. I have talked a long time back on the need for Google to give more customization especially for business research users ( see item 10 b).
Google continues to be a list of Ranked web pages, while Kosmix is a new organized information source.I just hope it does not end up like www.cuil.com which started with a big hype and is now claiming to be the biggest search engine in the world with the largest index , but not the biggest users I guess.
Any search engine that places a category of Indian film actors when you search for “Ajay Ohri” can not do too well ! Period.