discovery engine


Flipora – 8 Million Users Discovering The Most Colorful Parts Of The Web

  • July 10, 2012

There’s a browser add-on with over 8 million users worldwide and it’s set to change the way new online content is discovered. Flipora, a SunnyVale, California  startup, recommends web content based on which sites a user visits, how long they stay on each page, and whether or not they share the page.

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More – Turn Each Webpage Into A Search Engine

  • April 10, 2009

Ambiently.comAmbiently touts itself as the first discovery engine on the WWW. What does that exactly mean? Well, it basically means that instead of answering a search query with a string of web links it will provide you with direct web links from the webpage that you are located in, without having to type anything.

In order to use it, all you have to do is install the provided bookmarklet by dragging and dropping the button which can be found on the main page. Firefox, Safari and Chrome and fully supported along with Explorer, and although dragging and dropping the button should not be a problem three different tutorials are provided to ensure nothing goes wrong.

The main advantage that this site has over search engines is that it is much simpler – you don’t have to dream up a query to fire up the search, you simply click on the Ambiently button to come across related links. As it is correctly pointed out online, each and every page becomes something akin to a search engine in itself, and a specializes search engine at that. The concept is interesting to say the least, and the execution is quite flawless. Drop by the site in order to find out more.

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More – DriftToIt Another Stumble Upon

  • June 23, 2008

VideoVistas.comDiscovery engines, such as StumbleUpon endeavor to help users find more interesting content on the web that’s related to their hobbies, passions and so forth. Newcomer to the market, DriftToIt aims to enhance the experience.

Before starting, you have to install the Drift bar which will appear at the bottom of your screen. Pressing the Drift icon button activates the ‘drifting’. To fine tune the process, you can switch channels and focus on such things as wine and military aircraft. It also helps if you vote for each site you come across. You can bookmark pages using the Drift toolbar. You can also find fellow drifters and edit your profile to improve the overall drifting experience. Users can also submit their own webpages, projects and artwork for free.

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