Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Fefoo


Posted by Andy

Despite being sometimes renowned for being a bull at a gate and that I can quite often rush in like a big old fool where angels fear to tread in their Birkenstocks. Yet in terms of my Internet start page, I have for a very, very, very long time stayed with Google.
Probably before that it was Netscape or Lycos or some similar starting point. That was until today, and I'm not sure whether this new love affair will last but I'm quite curious nonetheless as I move onto a new start page. Looking very much like Google (well the formula works doesn't it?); the search engine in question is Fefoo.

It's not unlike so many of the other multi-search engines such as Dogpile, but the appealing feature of Fefoo is that you can refine your searches quickly and nicely to certain websites and content. That does not mean that Google has had it, but maybe a combination of increasingly finding myself in Google - AKA the Tescos of the World-Wide Web, I'm concerned about the homogenisation of the Internet and that I'm no longer questioning whether it's any good - or maybe it's that I'm just not getting out enough any more.

Fefoo say: " You use it like a normal search engine, but fefoo is not a search engine, its an application that helps you search better. It uses the traditional search engines to search. You search on categories and your search is more refined from the time you start searching. In case you don't use categories it works like a normal search engine. fefoo is not about changing the way you search but it helps you in searching better with less clicks and your search is more precise."

2 comments:

Vivek Jishtu said...

Am the developer of fefoo. Wanted to know if you are still using fefoo?

ScHARR Library said...

Hi Vivek, Yes I'm still using Fefoo every day and finding it quite useful. My only issue is that I'd like the easy option of just searching UK sites as you can from Google.co.uk. Apart from that, I think it's great!
Andy