Tired of Google?

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    Tired of Google? Want to protest Google giving in to Chinese censorship by trying another search engine? A new site called "Clusty" provides great search results that are better organized than Google.

    New Company Launches Google Challenge
    By Antone Gonsalves

    http://www.internetweek.com/allStories/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=48800569

    Google Inc. has made its name on advanced-search technology, but a company that launched Thursday with what could prove to be a better idea is poised to be a potential headache for Google as it battles against Yahoo Inc. and Microsoft Corp.
    Vivisimo, a privately held company founded by three former computer scientists of Carnegie Mellon University, has entered the crowded Internet-search market with a new site called "Clusty," which uses clustering technology to place search results into categories.
    For example, a search for "presidential debate" brings up a list of 223 top results, and three-dozen categories ranging from "Kerry, Bush" and "presidential candidates debate" to "photos" and "blog." The categories are displayed on the left-hand side of the results page.
    "What they are doing is actually quite unique," Allen Weiner, analyst for researcher Gartner Inc., said. "They're doing something that brings together both technology and usability in a very unique fashion."
    Simply providing visitors with a huge list of web pages isn't enough to help them find specific information, Weiner said.
    "Searching doesn't always mean bigger is better," he said. "People are far more interested in the efficiency of finding what they're looking for, rather than in getting a thousand results."
    …the article continues.

    Here's a link to Clusty: http://clusty.com/

    Try searching for "Google gives in to Chinese censorship" and this is what you get: http://clusty.com/search?query=google+gives+in+to+chinese+censorship The results are organized by information category. Excellent.

    Clusty also has a good news site: http://news.clusty.com/
     
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    I'll give it a try. Google caches have been very difficult to reason out.
     
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    nothing like the prospect of defeating the oppressor supporting google to get me fired up in the morning
     

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