Preliminary List of Beyond Search Evaluated Social Search Systems

December 23, 2009

The goslings and I had some disagreements about what to include and what to exclude. If you read my column in Incisive Media’s Information World Review, I have mentioned many of these systems. In London earlier this month a person asked me to run a table of the social search systems. I anticipate that a large number of azure chip consultants, poobahs, satraps, and SEO mavens will have a field day recycling these links. The addled goose is too old and too disinterested to honk much about short cuts.

As with our list of European enterprise search vendors, we will add to this list over time. I will not include my ratings for each system in this list. I have not decided about using my goose ratings as part of the Overflight service or one of the listings on my archive Web site. If you don’t agree with a site’s inclusion or if you have a site to suggest, use the comments section of the Web log. There will be some weird breaks and spacing issues. WordPress often baffles me with its handling of table code. If the breaks annoy you, the addled goose says, “Create your own list.” Honk.

Name Description
Aardvark Tap into the knowledge and experience of friends and friends-of-friends. Follow people at real world events in real time.
Backtweets Search for URLs posted to Twitter.
Bigulo Allows you to find friends, old and new, on social networking sites
BingTweets Real-time info on the hottest Twitter topics
BoilingPage A real-time statistics platform that shows what’s hot among people in different verticals.
BuzzFeed The viral web in real time.
Collecta Monitor the update streams of news sites, popular blogs and social media.
CrowdEye Tracking discussions on Twitter it locates info in real time.
DailyRT The most popular tweets ~ a retweet frequency search.
Delve A “socially connected” search tool in alpha based on your friends influence on content. Find friends and those with common interests, no matter what social network or service they use.
Faroo Peer-to-peer web search engine.
FriendFeed A service to have conversations around shared items, or to show that you like something a friend has shared.
Google Social Search Find blogs, reviews and other public content from your Gmail chat buddies and your broader social circle.
Itpints Find what people are publishing on internet in real time about anything you want at the same time you’re searching for it.
Lijit Search your blog, bookmarks, blog roll and more…all from one little box
Mahalo Spam free search results for the most popular search terms.
MicroPlaza Popular topics and news from the Twitter public timeline.
Mr. Taggy A web browsing guide constructed from social tagging data.
Omgili Integrates Web page indexing with real-time Twitter results and re-tweet ranking.
OneRiot Uses your social network to influence the search universe for your query but takes heavy consideration of what’s currently popular within your network when sorting search results.
SamePoint A social conversation search engine that segments search by: Social Mentions, Discussion Points, Bookmarks, Wikis, Network,s B2B Networks, Groups, Life Casting, MicroBlogs, Reviews, Podcasts, Documents, Video, Images, News and Web or all.
Scoopla Real-time search engine.
Scour Search engine that shows your rank on the top 3 search engines in the results.
Searchons Get better search results based on this community.
SearchWiki Social search awards points that can be exchanged for prizes.
Serph Find out what people are saying on the web right now. A directory help keep track of and share interesting sites.
SocialMention Search a term on specific categories of the social web including: Blogs, Microblogs, Bookmarks, Comments, Events, Images, News, Video or All.
Sphere Discover high-quality, relevant, and timely blog posts.
Squidoo Brings the power of member recommendation to search.
Streakr Discover websites, video, pictures and people; find it, rate it, download it.
Surchur Real Time Search and Real Time Discovery.
Technorati The recognized authority on what’s happening on the World Live Web, right now.
Topsy A search engine powered by tweets.
Twazzup Keep track of hot topics on Twitter.
Tweefind Twitter search results by user rank.
TweetGrid Create a Twitter search dashboard that updates in real time.
Tweetmeme Aggregates all the popular links on Twitter to determine which links are popular.
Tweetzi A Twitter search tool that provides an optimized search interface into the real-time world of Twitter.
Twine Receive recommendations based on your interests.
Twitalyzer Analyzes tweets using influence calculations.
Twitority Authority based twitter search.
Twitter Search The fastest way to search Twitter.
Twittorati Twittorati tracks the tweets from the highest authority bloggers.
Who’s Talkin Searches and sorts data from over 60 of the internet’s most popular social media gateways.
Wowd Discover what’s popular on the web.
Yauba Searches blogs, micro-blogs, social media sites, and many other types of Web content.

Goslings who contributed to this list include Anthony Safina and Stuart Schram IV. Honk.

Stephen E. Arnold, December 23, 2009

A freebie. Happy holidays! Report me to which ever government authority with which you have a Vulcan mind meld.


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