Saturday, December 16, 2006

Swamii... A Personal Search Engine

Swamii (Beta): The What’s New Engine

Is there a news story you want to follow? An interest you want to keep up-to-date on? Swamii (http://www.swamii.com/) can be your personal clipping service to tell you what’s out there… on the web, in newspapers, in peer-to-peer networks, blogs, the TV guide, and picture/video sites.

Registering is easy. All that’s needed is your name and password. Then list your interests. Swamii will search--for free--to let you know when “new, relevant and cool stuff” arrives.

What might you want Swamii to search for?
• Keep track of a current event as it unfolds…
• Get an alert when The Bishop’s Wife (my favorite old Christmas movie!) is going to be on TV…
• Be notified when a new Manhatten Transfer video clip appears on YouTube…
• Search for news on your favorite interests... Italian cooking, the Olympics, the Cleveland Indians, GroundWorks, …
• Get all the news for a particular subject in one place.

When you indicate your interests, you can use AND, OR, and NOT to add logic to your search. Quotes can be used to specify an exact phrase. You can even use parentheses. So an interest might be “online learning” NOT videoconference. Or it might be blog AND (mathematics OR science).

Swamii shows you new results each time you check in. You can save the results by bookmarking them so you can view them any time. Just select the bookmark icon next to the search result to save it to your bookmarks page.

Swamii.com is for academic use only. (Swamii Business is available for commercial use.) It is designed to give you the most up-to-date results. Swamii Post is a free service that sends your Swamii results directly to your email inbox. You may also choose to save your email address with Swamii in case you forget your password.

Swamii is in beta version; but, it appears to work very well. Using Swamii is like having a personal assistant who provides a free clipping service for you. Try it... I think you'll be pleasantly surprised when you see the results.

2 comments:

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rose said...

Greetings and Happy New Year!

I could not find any contact information so hope this comment will reach you.

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