Finding Information Is Difficult: How about Books to Read?

August 29, 2018

For a long time, search has been dominated by the big names in the business and when anyone claims they might be a threat to Google or Bing it’s usually laughable. However, niche engines are beginning to really fill a void that the big dogs can’t. We discovered more from a recent Make Use Of story, “The 11 Best Sites for Finding What Books to Read Next.”

The most interesting was about Gnooks, which said:

“Gnooks is probably the simplest of these sites to use. You can enter up to three author’s names, and Gnooks will recommend another author you might like.

We noted:

“The interface is clean and distraction-free, but if you want to find out more about the recommended authors, you’ll have to take your search elsewhere.”

It’s a weird reversal to how the Internet originally felt. Everything was pigeonholed just like this back then and maybe we had something right. Aside from books, there are also niche engines for travel and, our personal favorite, to see what movies are streaming on what sites. This is a welcome service. Niche finding sites remain useful and underscore the limitations of the search superstore approach.

Patrick Roland, August 29, 2018

Comments

2 Responses to “Finding Information Is Difficult: How about Books to Read?”

  1. Percy Matey on October 23rd, 2018 11:06 am

    very terrific

  2. Brice Gimbel on October 23rd, 2018 11:06 am

    top rated

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