July 24, 2001 2:35 PM   Subscribe

teoma is an interesting new search engine (via boingboing). However, if this is any indication of its searches, count me out (check out the first result).
posted by bison (8 comments total)
It's got a bloody old cache. March 24th for my site. Four months is a lifetime. Also, they make the mistake, like Google, of ignoring punctuation in phrase searches so that a search for "World New York" returns both the site World New York and "Runner's World: New York City Marathon." A phrase search should automatically degrade any results returned that containing intervening punctuation.
posted by Mo Nickels at 2:42 PM on July 24, 2001

It is only beta I suppose. I'm going to get a bit huffy as it doesn't have my personal site in it yet wheras google has it in its rightful place! It seems promising, I suppose we'll have to wait until its proper unveiling for a decent assessment. I concur with The Register though that it's nice to see some competition among search engines. We don't want them resting on their laurels now do we? They'll have to work hard to beat Fast and Google though.
posted by nedrichards at 3:06 PM on July 24, 2001

I cannot for the life of me remember the name of that damn site for more than five minutes. I keep thinking it's called "tacoma" or "ebola" or "corolla."
posted by kindall at 3:48 PM on July 24, 2001


As Cam said to me yesterday: "Yay...everyone copy everyone else..."
posted by mrbarrett.com at 5:49 PM on July 24, 2001

Google's page summaries that show search term context still kick ass.
posted by dithered at 6:14 PM on July 24, 2001

Hey, they got me, and a different page than Google got. And they got my Simpsons reference in the summary!

Actually, I don't really care whether or not people find my site via a search engine - I have a blog, but I rarely update it, and the only people who read it are my friends so it's filled with inside jokes that only they get, and the rest of my page is my art portfolio. If somebody were to hit my page after typing "griffX" into a search engine, I'd be shocked.

If we're talking about the accuracy and 'intelligence' of search engines here, I would be more worried if somebody typing in terms that actually described my page found something else, like what happens when you give vague but accurate terms to try to describe Metafilter. Some might find #2 especially upsetting.
posted by GriffX at 9:40 PM on July 24, 2001

And HELLO? No Google cache? Fugeddaboutit...
posted by fooljay at 10:14 PM on July 24, 2001

"Teoma" Sounds like someplace your parents might go to retire.
posted by lucien at 12:26 AM on July 25, 2001

« Older The Harvard Crimson   |   'NSYNC Party With Hugh Hefner, Olsen Twins and... Newer »

This thread has been archived and is closed to new comments