jmccormac - 6:31 pm on Jan 8, 2008 (gmt 0) Regards...jmcc
And it wants people to work for free too.
I think the biggest difference not that (fairly few search engine projects were funded very well), but the fact that this venture actually uses stuff that is developed by others (mainly for free, ie Nutch).
I am still trying to work out if social networking can be applied to search. It looks like it is taking the idea of an edited directory and applying it to search. However when searching people do not necessarily want to know what people think of a site or a topic. They want to get to the relevant site(s) as quickly as possible. That's the fundamental test for the quality of any search engine.
In a way this is like Red Hat of Linux, only Red Hat has added value - insurance (tech support).