Search Engine on Acid
February 13, 2008 4:20 PM   Subscribe

Oamos is a "metasearch engine" that generates a sprawling cornucopia of sound, text and images based on your query.
posted by dhammond (14 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
I've found that it's most fun when you type in a musician or an artist's name.
posted by dhammond at 4:21 PM on February 13, 2008

That is wicked cool. First thing I typed in was 'Leonardo Da Vinci' and all kinds of crazy stuff started happening. It's whimsical. I like it. Good find.
posted by ReiToei at 4:26 PM on February 13, 2008

I see.. infinity.

Wow that's trippy.
posted by pyrex at 4:48 PM on February 13, 2008

"It's a floor wax."
"No, it's a dessert topping!"
"No, it's a floor wax!!"

"No you're BOTH wrong, the new Oamas is BOTH a floor wax AND a dessert topping!!!"

blech. Next.
posted by Quiplash at 4:52 PM on February 13, 2008

posted by mrmojoflying at 4:53 PM on February 13, 2008

This makes egosurfing kind of weird. Also, try "metafilter".
posted by cortex at 4:58 PM on February 13, 2008

I entered "Brian Eno," and I swear it had an orgasm.
posted by BoringPostcards at 6:02 PM on February 13, 2008 [1 favorite]

So when it goes behind a paywall on Friday, how much are they expecting to charge?

"The presentation is a Demo Show for 3min. You can Create a Oamos Account to use Oamos without restrictions for free until February 15th!"

I thought it was super-rad but I wouldn't pay for it.
posted by loiseau at 6:07 PM on February 13, 2008

Agreed, it's pretty cool, but I wouldn't pay for it.

The audio results for "penis" are predictably amusing.
posted by anifinder at 8:08 PM on February 13, 2008

Firefox prevented this site from opening 6 popup windows.
posted by TheOnlyCoolTim at 9:01 PM on February 13, 2008

This is how the web should have been all along.
posted by goethean at 2:59 PM on February 14, 2008

monkeys is an entertaining search

...but I would definitely not pay for that.
posted by batmonkey at 3:18 PM on February 14, 2008

Likely a moot point because it's apparently going behind the paywall tomorrow, but I don't even have the Firefox popup blocker enabled, and I got no pop-ups. That being said, Firefox has been acting very strangely for me lately, so you never know.
posted by dhammond at 7:33 PM on February 14, 2008

Wierd, this is Feb 24 and it worked just fine for me! No paywall, no prompt to sign up...nada.
Very cool find.
posted by Librarygeek at 5:23 AM on February 24, 2008

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