Vivisimo's Clusty Offers Blog Search Engine
Clusty is a new search engine from Vivisimo that cluster search results as well as offering a selection of tabs including the standard web, news images but also new tabs such as gossip, eBay, Slashdot and blogs.
Enter a search into the blog search engine and it queries Blogdigger, Blogpulse, Blogstreet, Bloogz, Daypop, Feedster and Technorati. A search for A Welsh View on the blog part of the search engine brings up just results from blogs but peppered throughout the results are links for Blogdigger (about every other 3 or 4 links).
The eBay search tab is great to have. For example, search for a product and you can find out information about it on the web tab, checkout new products on the shopping tab and then see if you can find it cheaper on eBay.
Is this a real competitor for Google? The NYTimes has more about the search engine.
Update: Scott Rafer, President of Feedster, points out that Clusty, which is a meta search engine and not a search engine as I originally posted, "in violation of absolutely everyone's terms of service".
Vivisimo's President spoke to Scott back in February asking if they could add Feedster to their blog clustering demo. Scott said yes providing...
1. no metasearch without further discussion
2. explicit credit on the search returns page
3. use our RSS search feeds not our html
Clusty is a meta-search engine, offers no credit to Feedster and uses their HTML. Maybe Clusty's not so good after all.
Update 2: Scott Rafer informs me that he did agree with Vivisimo's President, Raul, that he did agree to meta-search but the other two stand. Raul is being upfront and helpful about the other two issues and Scott is confident that they will be ironed out.