June 25 2009
Forget about decision engines. A new tool is here to revolutionize the way we search, visually. Introducing Spezify.
For most of us Googling is like second nature, but a couple guys in Sweden are trying get away from the endless lists of blue text links and create a more intuitive experience. Spezify searches websites, blogs, images, tweets, even video, arranging the results into a virtual bulletin board. Providing an instant ‘big picture’ overview of your subject.
Web search has looked more or less the same since 1994. We were missing a place generating an instant and appealing overview of a certain subject, regardless of media. In addition to finding the expected, Spezify gives you new associations and lets you discover things you didn’t know was out there.
-Per Persson, Co-Founder of Spezify
Spezify went live on June 15, quickly gaining fans in the creative industry. It's not going to replace my Google habits anytime soon, but it sure is addictive to play around with. Some fun searches:
In somewhat related news, last week we discussed TinEye, a reverse image-based search engine.
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