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Such a 'vertical search engine' is happenr.com (currently in beta - I trust their lawyers don't let it out into full production unless they are looking to lose a lot of money in legal fees very fast)
This particular 'search engine' took lots of our events in full (no 'snippets' at all) Anyone else seeing a similar pattern in this sector of niche 'search engines'? I wonder where it is leading?
This particular 'search engine' also encourages users to embed their 'search results' on their own sites - potentially perpetuating the whole problem.
Funnily enough, since I complained they have removed my site from their 'search engine' and thanked me for my 'valuable feedback' - haha!
Interesting to see Kosmix has further funding for its raft of 'vertical search engines' including Meehive and Righthealth - so I see this as a problem about to get a lot worse across many sectors.
Has everyone just got tired of writing original, witty and descriptive content and just given up and gone the automated route? If so, do you think this is because they believe the reader no longer cares about the quality, but just wants a quick answer?