Given the plethora of new search engines that emerge I’ve tried to cover only those that offer genuinely new tools or points of emphasis that are seriously useful. For those reasons I’m impressed with Omgili – a search engine with a serious difference in that it compiles its results from millions of online discussions worldwide using around 100,000 boards, forums and other discussion based resources. Use it when you’re looking for opinions about something – not facts.
The search tool comes with a variety of options including ‘buzz’ which gives an overview of the most popular recent discussions. ‘Health’ lets you find answers discussions and communities on health topics; ‘Reviews’ is focused on consumer reviews; and, ‘Graphs’ lets you examine how often a range of terms crop up in results over a period of time. In the graph below I compared the terms ‘fred goodwin’ ‘RBS’ and ‘HBOS’.
I’ve used Omgili for a few days and found it draws results from a reassuringly wide range of sources, furthermore, included in those are results from worthwhile discussions that you might otherwise visit individually; discussions from MoneySavingExpert.com, Channel4 and No2ID for example.
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