Minh’s Notes

Human-readable chicken scratch

Minh Nguyễn
February 27th, 2006


Another farewell

Adding insult to the injury that is Jeeves’ forced retirement, the new Ask.com has also retired Teoma, a search engine that it acquired some time ago. Although Teoma’s index of websites was always puny compared to the likes of Google and Yahoo!, their search algorithm and the way they organized results made it quite easy to find what you were looking for, a quality that made the search engine my second favorite, behind only Google.

So, as the Gaelic word teoma gives way to the boring English ExpertRank moniker, my second favorite search engine becomes Clusty, a meta-search engine that also features result-grouping. It in fact has everything I would’ve ever used from Ask, save for local search.